- GUTTERFAGS -
Quarterly reviews of sequential art about
dude-on-dude lust and love
About the editors of Gutterfags
Aldo Alvarez, Ph.D. is the author of INTERESTING MONSTERS (Graywolf Press, 2001) and has an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University of the City of New York and a Ph.D in English from Binghamton University (SUNY). He founded and edited Blithe House Quarterly: queer fiction lives here, an online literary magazine of LGBT short fiction that, at its peak, attracted fifty-five thousand unique readers per issue and ran from 1997 to 2007. He's tenured faculty at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago and teaches writing, research, fiction, gay and lesbian literature, graphic novels and LGBT Studies. He was born and raised in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, a shipping port and college town in the west of the island that received comics pamphlets, glossy comics magazines and hardcover volumes from all Spanish- and English-speaking countries. This background gives him a unique perspective on the subject of sequential art that doesn’t recreate the monocultural boundaries used by folks who have an exclusivist bias for alternative queer comics or mainstream superhero comics. He also writes and art directs gay graphic novels as Dale Lazarov.
Dale Lazarov writes, art directs and licenses wordless, gay character-based, sex-positive graphic novels published under the Sticky Graphic Novels imprint: BULLDOGS (drawn by Chas Hunter & Si Arden), PARDNERS (drawn by Bo Revel), PEACOCK PUNKS (drawn by Mauro Mariotti), FAST FRIENDS (drawn by Michael Broderick), GREEK LOVE (drawn by Adam Graphite), GOOD SPORTS (drawn by Alessio Slonimsky), NIGHTLIFE (drawn by Bastian Jonsson), MANLY (drawn by Amy Colburn), and STICKY (drawn by Steve MacIsaac). Sticky Graphic Novels are published in hardcover by Bruno Gmünder GmbH and in digital format through Class Comics. In his secret identity, he is Aldo Alvarez, Ph.D. and he lives in Chicago. His website is at Sticky GraphicNovels.com.