NYCC: Specs, New Queer Comic About Magical Glasses For Pride Month

Announced at New York Comic Con from Source Point Press a new comic book series launching in February 2022, for Pride Month, called Specs. Writer David M. Booher best known as the co-creator of Canto, describes Specs as "a magical, personal, queer coming-of-age story about best friends, wish-granting glasses, & the wishes we might not make". The artist will be Chris Shehan known for House Of Slaughter and The Autumnal and the cover below is by David Talaski. Partial proceeds from the comic book will be donated to PFlag National.

NYCC: Specs, A New Queer Comic About Magical Glasses For Pride Month
NYCC: Specs, A New Queer Comic About Magical Glasses For Pride Month

Chris Shehan is a comic book artist living in Austin, Texas, artist and co-creator of The Autumnal, with Daniel Kraus, and currently working on the House of Slaughter spin-off series, based on Something is Killing the Children. David M Booher, as well as co-creating IDW hit Canto, also co-created Alien Bounty Hunter and Powerless from Vault Comics. Source Point Press publishes books, comic books, and graphic novels focused on horror, sci-fi, pulp, true crime, the occult, and the supernatural. Founded by Josh Werner in Detroit before settling in Saginaw, Michigan.

The New York Comic Con is a for-profit event produced and managed by ReedPop, a division of Reed Exhibitions and Reed Elsevier, founded by Greg Topalian, former senior vice president of Reed Exhibitions. The first con was held in 2006 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Due to Reed Exhibitions' lack of experience with comic conventions (they primarily dealt with professional trade shows prior to 2006), attendance was far more than anticipated, and the main exhibition hall could only hold 10,000. Despite crowding on Friday afternoon, tickets continued to be sold due to low pre-reg numbers (4,500), and the non-counting of professionals and exhibitors. The main exhibition hall hit capacity Saturday morning and was locked by the fire marshals until people left, with the lockdown ending in the afternoon. Major guests, including Kevin Smith, Dan DiDio and Frank Miller, could not enter the main hall, the line to enter the convention wrapped around the building with waits of two hours to enter, and many were turned away. This year's show may have the opposite problem… many foreign guests and attendees cannot come to the USA right now, vaccine and mask mandates are in operation, and it does look a lot emptier than usual…

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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