Published on June 28th, 2017 | by Dana Folkard
DARK HORSE HEARTS GEEKY LOVE!
In honor of Pride Month, Dark Horse Comics is excited to announce the second installment of the illustrated prose and comics anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls with The Secret Loves of Geeks. Editor Hope Nicholson returns to assemble a dazzling mix of prose, comics, and illustrated stories from a variety of creators.
Cartoonists and professional geeks tell the most intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring stories about love, sex, and dating; featuring creators of all genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds. The anthology includes work by Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy), Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Gabby Rivera (America), Hope Larson (Batgirl), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Valentine de Landro (Bitch Planet), Marley Zarcone (Shade), Sfé R. Monster (Beyond: A queer comics anthology), AMy Chu (Wonder Woman), and more. Becky Cloonan (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys) illustrates the gorgeous and “catastic” cover.
Praise for The Secret Loves of Geek Girls:
“This is a chronicle of outsider adolescence, middle-aged splendor, and childhood melancholy; this is a book that is as chuckle-worthy as it is introspective.”—Publishers Weekly
“Reading through The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is such a positive, thought provoking, and deeply emotional experience . . . Each and every story is just so enthralling and personal. You could easily sit and read the whole thing in one sitting and not even realize it.”—Nerdophiles
“The real strength of the writing here is the honesty, the rawness. The willingness of the authors to expose their inner selves is both enlightening and, I think, extremely reassuring. Male, female, intersex, genderfluid, trans . . . really anyone can get something from these stories.”—Impulse Gamer