Prism Comics Panels for Comic-Con@Home 2021

by Jul 16, 2021News0 comments

We’re pleased to announce that Prism is hosting two virtual panel presentations on Comic-Con@Home

“Queer Horror” – debuting Friday, July 23, 2021 from 6 – 7 pm PDT

“Out In Comics Year 34: Mainstreaming” – debuting Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 4 – 5 pm

Click on the panel graphics to watch each panel.


Prism is once again publishing the Prism Comics LGBTQ+ Guide to Comic-Con@Home highlighting panels and people of LGBTQ+ interest on Comic-Con@Home. The Guide has clickable hyperlinks so you can jump quickly to each panel online. We thank Sean Brennan of PXLForge for letting us use his amazing Super Pride collage for the cover. We’ve come a long way in representation of queer characters in comics. See how far! Click the button above to download the Guide.

You can also buy books autographed books in our new Prism Pop Up Shop (as of July 23rd, 2021), including books signed by Howard Cruse, Alison Bechdel, Molly Knox Ostertag, Phil Jimenez, Alex Sanchez, Julie Maroh, Joamette Gil and Paige Braddock.

A big “Thank You” to the marvelous moderators who organized the panels, to the stellar panelists who participated, to Andy Mangels who compiled the information for the Guide, to Sean Brennan at PXLForge for letting us use his amazing Super Pride collage for the Prism Guide, and to all the folks at Comic-Con International who work tirelessly to bring us Comic-Con in person and virtually!

All Comic-Con@Home panel presentations will remain online for viewing after the debut date. We hope you enjoy them, and we hope that you all stay safe and well

Click on graphic to watch the Queer Horror panel.

Prism’s annual “Queer Horror” panel returns, hosted by writer, director Michael Varrati, looking at horror comics, films and television through a queer BIPOC and mostly female lens. Horror films, TV shows, books and comics have always attempted to bring us to the threshold of our fears and force us to come face to face with the “otherness” that exists outside of the mainstream. For those in the LGBTQ+ community, this sense of otherness is not only terrifying and titillating, it’s quite often also relatable. From James Whales’ Frankenstein to the oft cited “gayest movie of all time,” A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, we’re posing the question: Does a queer horror genre exist, and if so what makes it different from mainstream horror? How does the current social movement for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC diversity inform the creation of the horror comics, films and television shows we see today? Join Prism Comics, moderator/filmmaker Michael Varrati (The Boulet Brothers Dragula, Unusual Attachment) and panelists Drusilla Adeline (Dead for Filth, Sister Hyde Design), Darcie Little Badger (Elatsoe, Strangelands), Terry Blas (Reptil, Dead Weight), Trinidad Escobar (Crushed, Bruhas), Joamette Gil (Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology) and Steenz (Archival Quality, Heart of the City) as they explore the horror genre from a queer perspective.

Click on graphic to watch the Out In Comics panel.

“Out in Comics”, the comic world’s longest-running panel, is back for its 34th year, delivering an online Zoom panel of epic proportions! The Comic Book world has become a celebrated part of the Pop Culture world, and being “Out In Comics” is more relevant than ever before. With more LGBTQ or LGBTQ-friendly writers, artists, directors, producers, actors, entertainers, and journalists working in the industry – how do they present diverse representation, characters, and storylines in comics, film, and television? In our politicized and sometimes polarized world, what kind of heroes do we need… behind-the-scenes, and on the page and screen? In a year when DC and Marvel both release PRIDE anthologies and queer representation is significantly noticeable, have we finally gone mainstream! Join our diverse all-star panel to celebrate and spotlight creators, comics, and fans as they discuss the past, present, and future, Out In Comics! Founding moderator and bestselling author Andy Mangels (Wonder Woman ‘77 Meets The Bionic Woman, Star Trek and Star Wars books and comics) again chairs the panel and welcomes panelists Sarah Brunstad (editor, Marvel Voices Pride #1), The Kao (Magical Boy), Nina Taylor Kester (program coordinator, Cartoon Art Museum, co-founder, Queer Comics Expo), Danny Lore (Queen of Bad Dreams, Champions), Josh Trujillo (Be Gay, Do Comics, United States of Captain America), Luciano Vecchio (Champions, Marvel Voices Pride #1), and a Special Surprise Closing Guest with a major announcement about queer comics!  


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