Queer Teenage Werewolves to the, um, rescue?
First things first. I understand that, to some people, the term “queer” is pejorative. I understand this is common amongst older members of the gay community, whereas younger folks have taken the word and attempted to recreate it as something positive. I don’t use it here to be offensive, but in the spirit in which so many young gay people seem to use it these days. Also, “queer” is the word that Space Goat Publishing used in their press release, which I’m fixin’ to reprint for you, following. If, then, somebody gets offended, please understand that such was not my intent, and please do address all complaints to the fine folks at Space Goat. Thanks.
“Space Goat’s Queer-Led MOONLIGHTERS Joins Halloween Comicfest
The All-Ages Werewolf Comic Will Be Given Away Free at Comic Stores around the Country.
Publisher Space Goat Productions is proud to announce MOONLIGHTERS by Katie Schenkel and Cal Moray will be part of Halloween Comicfest 2017. The event takes place October 29th at participating comic shops. FREE Halloween themed comics like MOONLIGHTERS will be available, along with the chance for fans to participate in ‘The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever!’ It is a great event for comic and Halloween fans of all ages.
MOONLIGHTERS features an all-queer cast of broke college-age werewolves taking supernatural odd jobs to pay the rent. Written by Katie Schenkel (writer of the upcoming graphic novel The Cardboard Kingdom) and illustrated by Cal Moray (Monster Elementary). They are monster helpers for hire.
“I’m excited to be a part of another Halloween ComicFest, this time with MOONLIGHTERS–a new series with a fun twist on werewolves,” said Cal Moray, series illustrator. “This story has been a real joy to illustrate, and I’m glad we can share it with all of you.”
“Halloween Comicfest’s kid-friendly reputation makes it a perfect fit for our book,” said series writer Katie Schenkel. “MOONLIGHTERS is a little spooky, but mostly it’s about finding friendship in unexpected places–I’m over the moon that we get to be part of this year’s event.”
“There are three things we need more of in comics,” says publisher Shon Bury. “Werewolves, queer and female creators, and female and queer protagonists. MOONLIGHTERS addresses all three–and has a lot of fun in the process.”‘
The Halloween Comicfest issue will be available at comic book stores across the country on October 29th. An original graphic novel featuring the MOONLIGHTERS will be available at comic book stores in early 2018.