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!! OMG Book Club: ‘Our Wretched Town Hall’ by Eric Kostiuk Williams !!

Our Wretched Town Hall comic by Eric Kostiuk Williams
The OMG Book Club highlights new, must-read literature available at Glad Day Bookshop, the world’s oldest surviving LGBTQ bookstore (and a great Amazon alternative).

Artist Eric Kostiuk Williams has released a new graphic short story collection called Our Wretched Town Hall, an incisive commentary on now with gorgeously surreal illustrations in his distinct style. Some of the stories were first published last year right here on OMG.BLOG as part of the Twink Rage Revue, Eric’s ongoing series for our site.

Buy a copy of the book, and stay tuned for more of Eric’s work coming this year!

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!! OMG Book Club: ‘The Last Sun’ by K.D. Edwards !!

The Last Sun by K.D. Edwards
The OMG Book Club highlights new, must-read literature available at Glad Day Bookshop, the world’s oldest surviving LGBTQ bookstore (and a great Amazon alternative).

K.D. Edwards’s debut novel The Last Sun is the first story in his fantasy series The Tarot Sequence (cover art for book two has already been revealed). Set in the city of New Atlantis on the island we know as Nantucket, the tale revolves around a fallen prince named Rune (and his sexy bodyguard/BF Brand) who have been tasked with finding a missing member of the royal family.

There is magic, intrigue, mystery, and a lot of gay stuff, all set in a “historical world of staggering breadth and realization” (Scott Reintgen).

Buy the book now at Glad Day.

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!! OMG Book Club: ‘I Can’t Date Jesus’ by Michael Arceneaux !!

I Can't Date Jesus by Michael Arceneaux
The OMG Book Club highlights new, must-read literature available at Glad Day Bookshop, the world’s oldest surviving LGBTQ bookstore (and a great Amazon alternative).

“Before that day, I hadn’t been to church in five Beyoncé albums.”

And we’re off and running with the first essay in Michael Arceneaux‘s moving and funny collection I Can’t Date Jesus. If you’re a fan of David Sedaris, you’ll love Arceneaux’s humor, and we’re pretty sure you’ll learn something as you read story after story from his black, queer Texan perspective.

Arceneaux eloquently writes about coming out to his mother; growing up in Houston, Texas; being approached for the priesthood; his obstacles in embracing intimacy that occasionally led to unfortunate fights with fire ants and maybe fleas; and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalized and denied the chance to pursue their dreams.

Buy the book and let us know how you like it!

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!! OMG Book Club: ‘Jonny Appleseed’ by Joshua Whitehead !!

Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead

Welcome to the first installment of the OMG Book Club, where we highlight new, must-read literature available at Glad Day Bookshop, the world’s oldest surviving LGBTQ bookstore (and a great Amazon alternative).

Recently longlisted for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize, Jonny Appleseed is the debut novel by poet Joshua Whitehead. Described by Glad Day staff as “beautiful, mournful, and kickass,” it tells the tale of a two-spirit Indigiqueer man who moves to the city, starts doing cybersex work and has one week before he has to return to the reservation for his stepfather’s funeral and reconcile the different pieces of his life.

Buy the book and let us know how you like it!

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!! OMG, a webcomic: The Twink Rage Revue #07 | The Twanking Hour !!

Twink Rage Review Issue 07

We’re back with the seventh installment of The Twink Rage Revue, a monthly comic strip by Eric Kostiuk Williams (@kostiukwilliams). The series, exclusive to our site, explores music, art, politics, and queer culture through sensuous line work, colors to melt ya fair eyeballs, and a caring (if occasionally snarky) spirit.

See the newest installment of The Twink Rage Revue “The Twanking Hour” after the jump (and check out the first six installments if you missed ’em)!

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!! OMG, a webcomic: The Twink Rage Revue #05 | No. 1 Song In Heaven !!

Twink Rage Review Issue 05

We’re back with the fifth installment of The Twink Rage Revue, a monthly comic strip by Eric Kostiuk Williams (@kostiukwilliams). The series, exclusive to our site, explores music, art, politics, and queer culture through sensuous line work, colors to melt ya fair eyeballs, and a caring (if occasionally snarky) spirit.

See the newest installment of The Twink Rage Revue “No. 1 Song In Heaven” after the jump (and check out the first four installments if you missed ’em)!

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!! OMG, educate yourself: Queercore !!

Queercore by Curran Nault
Curran Nault‘s new book on the history of the queercore movement explores an important part of our LGBTQ herstory: That magical time in the 1980s when queer punks were making art, music, film, and zines, and building community across national borders. Buy the book now and read up, folks.

There are a lot of echoes of the ’80s happening now, politically and socially, so it’s a perfect time to get in the DIY spirit and make some new connections.

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