A warm welcome to author Roan Parrish joining us today to talk about new release “The Remaking of Corbin Wale”, part of the 2017 charity collection from Riptide publishing.
Roan shares their favorite graphic novels and there is a giveaway to participate in!
Welcome Roan 🙂
Five Favorite Graphic Novels
Corbin Wale is an artist, and in The Remaking of Corbin Wale, he keeps a notebook where he draws the events of his life and the adventures he goes on like his very own graphic novel. Later, he’ll turn his artistic talent to graphic novels more formally. I’m a huge fan of comics and graphic novels, and it’s one of the great tragedies of my life that I’m not a good artist *sob*. To make up for my lack of artistic ability, and to celebrate Corbin’s, here are five of my favorite graphic novels. Tell me your favorites in the comments so I can feel even sadder about my lack of talent!
Skim, Mariko & Jillian Tamaki
Skim, Kimberly Keiko Cameron is a tenth-grader in Catholic school, who feels like an outcast. She’s Wiccan, Japanese-American, chubby, depressed, and in love with her female teacher. Skim is darkly funny, moving, and rings epically true for anyone who felt like an outsider. The art is also absolutely gorgeous.
Fun Home, Alison Bechdel
It’s a classic of queer comics at this point, with very good reason. This is a smart, insightful book about a young queer girl’s relationship with her closeted gay father, and the way they constantly circle around one another with regard to gender and gendered expectations. The writing is as snappy as you remember from Dykes to Watch Out For and the narrative and pacing are impeccable.
Shadoweyes, Sophie Campbell
Scout is a teenage vigilante in her dystopian city, but just as she’s getting started raising hell, she wakes up to realize she can transform into superhuman blue creature. In this new form, she realizes her dream of exacting justice! This book is literally everything I love. All the main characters are people of color and queers, and the world is divided along class and race lines.
The Heart of Thomas, Moto Hagio
The Heart of Thomas is a queer boarding school love story with supernatural resonances, aka, THE BEST THINGS. It’s dreamy and elliptical and recursive, both in form and content, and the art is equally dream, by turns romantic and trippy. If you’re into posh boarding school boys in suits, some of whom might be dead, this will probably be your jam.
Saga, Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples
Two lovers from warring extraterrestrial races fight to survive during galactic war. It’s part space opera, part romance, and part ass-kicking action! The art is stunning, I’m in love with Marko, Alana, and Lying Cat, and am patiently waiting to be catapulted into their company.
How about you? Tell me your faves in the comments!
About The Remaking of Corbin Wale
Last month, Alex Barrow’s whole life imploded, partner, home, job, all gone in forty-eight hours. But sometimes when everything falls apart, better things appear almost like magic. Now, he’s back in his Michigan hometown, finally opening the bakery he’s always dreamed of. But the pleasure of opening day is nothing compared to the lonely and beautiful man who bewitches Alex before he even orders.
Corbin Wale is a weirdo. At least, that’s what he’s heard his whole life. He knows he’s often in a fantasy world, but the things he feels are very real. And so is the reason why he can never, ever be with Alex Barrow. Even if Alex is everything he’s always fantasized about. Even if maybe, just maybe, Corbin is Alex’s fantasy too.
When Corbin begins working at the bakery, he and Alex can’t deny their connection any longer. As the holiday season works its magic, Alex yearns for the man who seems out of reach. But to be with Alex, Corbin will have to challenge every truth he’s ever known. If his holiday risk pays off, two men from different worlds will get the love they’ve always longed for.
About the 2017 Holiday Charity Collection
20% of all proceeds from this title will be donated to the Russian LGBT Network.
Each year, Riptide Publishing releases a holiday collection in support of an LGBTQ charity. Twenty percent of the proceeds from this year’s collection will be donated to the Russian LGBT Network.
The Russian LGBT network was founded in April 2006. It is an interregional, non-governmental human rights organization that promotes equal rights and respect for human dignity, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. They unite and develop regional initiatives, advocacy groups (at both national and international levels), and provide social and legal services.
To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit their website: https://lgbtnet.org/en.
This collection would not be possible without the talent and generosity of its authors, who have brought us the following holiday stories:
- Cecilia Tan, Watch Point
- Roan Parrish, The Remaking of Corbin Wale
- Katie Porter, Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Buy all three in the collection and save!
About Roan Parrish
Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia where she is gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre.
When not writing, she can usually be found cutting her friends hair, meandering through whatever city she’s in while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals. She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing. One time she may or may not have baked a six-layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.
She is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun Literary Agency.
Connect with Roan:
To celebrate the release of The Remaking of Corbin Wale, one lucky winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 2, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!