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Kathryn Calamia Launches Bi Visibility: A Bisexual Comic Book Anthology on Kickstarter

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Kathryn Calamia Launches Bi Visibility: A Bisexual Comic Book Anthology on Kickstarter

On August 30th, Kathryn Calamia launched the Kickstarter campaign for Bi Visibility: A Bisexual Comic Book Anthology. The project, a 44 Page comic book anthology ranging from romance to high fantasy about the bisexual experience, is already at 150% of its goal.

The anthology features 9 stories from 20 different creators. Calamia says of the project, “As a bisexual creator myself, this is one of the most important projects I’ve ever worked on and a subject near and dear to my heart. Growing up, I had very little bisexual representation. I knew the label existed, but I didn’t know what it looked like, how it felt, or that I could be bisexual.  This was the driving force towards putting together this anthology. Representation matters!” 

Having met the initial funding goal, Calamia is now pushing for 700 backers. ”If we make it to 700 backers on Bi Visibility: A Bisexual Anthology ALL BACKERS will receive a digital copy of Is’Nana The Were-Spider: The Ballads of Rawhead & John Henry!” She recently posted on her Facebook page.

The Covers

The Stories

Will I Regret It

Emma wants to come out to her grandmother with dementia, but her mother protests.

Genre: Drama

Writer: Kat Calamia (Like Father, Like Daughter, They Call Her…The Dancer, Slice of Life)

Artist: Dominic Bustamante (For Better or Worse)

The Bi Card

After refusing to turn in her Bi Card, a defiant bride and her partner must face the Bi Authority when two agents crash their wedding.

Genre: Action/Spy

Writer: Haley Rose-Lyon (M.O.M.: Mother of Madness)

Artist: Eileen Widjaja

I Wish

Jenna and Jamie have been best friends their entire lives. But when Jenna’s feelings grow into something more, she must decide if she should risk losing it all for a chance at true love.

Genre: Romance

Writer: Julius Dulinayan

Artist: Maru Davalos

Gay Panic

An instructional PSA detailing the do’s and don’ts of broaching your partner’s bisexuality and what to do when the Gay Panic™️ sets in.

Genre: PSA

Writer: Wells Thompson (Descent into Dread, MechaTon)

Artist: Ile Gonzalez (DC Comics’ Super Sons Graphic Novel)

LGBTQ RPG

Following a break-up, game night and a good friend lead Mark to a truth about himself.

Genre: Fantasy

Writer: Jimmy Gaspero (Comic Book Yeti)

Artist: Beck Kubrick (Lonely Wolf, Coby, Alone)

Punchline

An autobiography about Kay’s journey with her bisexuality.

Genre: Autobiography

Creator: Kay Rose (The Day It Rained Iguanas, The Day That Froze The Sea Turtles)

The Big Little Things

A girl figures out that coming out can feel big and small all at the same time.

Genre: Slice of Life

Writer: Tiffany Babb (PanelxPanel, Paste Magazine)

Artist: Megan Huang (Jia and the Nian Monster, Princeless, Aggretsuko, Rangers of the Divide)

A Most Unusual Trajectory

Established in her late 20’s, Laura thinks she has her life all figured out — she’s even found the perfect guy. But an unexpected new friend and a bisexual awakening will prove that you can never plan for where you find love.

Genre: Slice of Life

Writer: Andrea Tower (Geek Girls Don’t Cry, Octobriana With Love)

Artist: Elaine Tipping (Pathways: Chronicles of Tuvana, Scout Comics’ Princess Revolution)

My Voice

News reporter, Bea, is covering a protest for the rights of people straddling the line between alien and human, and she is torn between doing her job or siding with the marginalized group to which she secretly belongs.

Genre: Political, Sci-Fi

Writer: Christie Porter

Penciler: Philip Sevy (Triage, Tomb Raider)

Colorist: Sarah Stern (Zodiac Starforce, Goldie Vance, Pumpkinheads)

Find out more and support the campaign on Kickstarter.

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Brett has been collecting comics for close to 30 years and is passionate about showcasing the amazing stories in Indie Comics and growing the indie community. A marketing and communications professional with a Masters of Nonprofit Management, he founded The Indie Comix Dispatch in 2020. Brett is also a member of the National Writers Union.

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