My friend Alex Woolfson over at Yaoi911 has started a new webcomic called Artifice. There are 5 pages already posted and it is set for weekly updates, usually on Saturdays. The artist is Winona Nelson and the art style is more comic book than yaoi. Here's a bit about the story:
Is this comic appropriate for children?
No. It deals with mature romantic and erotic themes and has scenes of very tense action and violence. In terms of content, think The Wire on HBO.
But this comic is a “yaoi” comic. That means there’s going to be lots and lots of explicit sex, right?
Actually, no. I’m telling a grown-up story for other grown-ups—and that will include some erotic scenes—but this isn’t porn. In terms of MPAA movie ratings, some of it is “R” rated, a couple pages even “hard-R”, but not X. If you’re looking for that here, you’re going to be disappointed. But if you’re looking for an entertaining sci-fi story for adults with strong characters and a compelling, thought-provoking plot, then I think you’re going to really enjoy Artifice.
Once there's a bit more to the story, I'll provide a review. In the meantime, I've added the banner and link to the "Webcomics" page to the right.
I’ve also thrown myself into renovating my home (those that follow my Flickr account already know this) and I finally found a foolproof way to straighten my hair! I suffered with Jew-fro for years until I discovered Sedu Pro flat iron. ^_-
Though I’m going through some serious ass writer’s block at this time as I’m gearing up for releases in 2011. Most notable is the print edition of Games with Me, and Roulette – as well as an original Polish graphic novel being redrawn for American release. The art for Games and Roulette finishes soon and so I need to oversee toning on those so I can get them to digital outlets, and prepare them for print. So 2011 will be a release year for me – and hopefully by 2012 I can have something new started.
There are two new Global Boys' Love (GloBL) anthologies that will be made available for YaoiCon, Adamo Anthology and Crown Royale. Tina Anderson did a nice post summing them both up with details and pictures so I suggest checking it out. I'm going to pick up a copy of both but by the time I review them, there may be no copies left so probably best to jump on that now.
As a follow-up to my review of Incubus Master and to continue Global Boys' Love Month (which is now Global Boys' Love Summer!) I decided to interview the publisher of Incubus Master, Yaoi Prose. The mastermind behind Yaoi Prose, Yamila Abraham, was gracious enough to answer my questions:
What is Yaoi Prose?
Yaoi Prose publishes illustrated erotic eBooks in the male/male romance genre. We started off with two serialized titles, Incubus Master and Saihoshi: REDEMPTION. I’m writing Incubus Master and having it illustrated by Italian artist Barbara Apostolico, who produced art as one half of studio Le Peruggine in the past. It stars Figaru, a prominent character from my Winter Demon graphic novel series. Saihoshi: REDEMPTION is by the popular studio KOSEN of Spain. Other eBooks have featured erotic spanking, and have followed up fan-favorite stories in Yaoi Press books.
As a continuation of Global Boys' Love Month, I recently interviewed HamletMachine from the webcomic and recently self-published Starfighter (which I just reviewed). Enjoy!
Since I’m currently featuring “GloBL” artists, can you share with us what country you’re from?-Sure! I'm from the United States. Born and raised in NYC.Why HamletMachine?
-Years and years ago, a friend of mine told me about a theater production she had seen of Die Hamletmaschine, by Heiner Müller and I think my brain nearly exploded from the pleasure of hearing those words together. I'm a big fan of Shakespeare and robots, so I kept the handle, as it embodies so much of what I love!Your current project is Starfighter. Are you both the writer and the artist for it?
Who says? I DO! All this month The Yaoi Review will feature global boys' love authors and their works. What is Global Boys' love aka GloBL? Well, for me it is any boys' love outside of Japan (not including manhwa/manhua). I certainly won't be able to cover all GloBL creators so for this month I will feature those authors I am most familiar with and who are a little more accessible to me and the blog. I do hope to be able to get in contact with some other creators outside of the U.S. if time and language barriers permit. That being said, if you know of a great global boys' love author and would like to see them featured here, please leave a comment on this post as well as a link to their work so I can check them out and see if I can make it happen.
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