The Bronx's very own Gabby Rivera is joined by award winning, GLAAD-nominated comic writer Tee Franklin to discuss her book Juliet Takes a Breath, now available in hardcover!
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Gabby Rivera is the author of AMERICA, the debut solo series for America Chavez, Marvel's first queer Latina superhero. Her debut novel Juliet Takes a Breath was called “f*cking outstanding” by Roxane Gay and won the 2017 Silver IPPY Award for Best LGBTQ Fiction. Her latest short story O.1 can be found in Victor LaValle’s recent anthology A People’s Future of the United States. Her eco-dystopian comic series b.b. free will be published in November. Follow Rivera on Instagram & Twitter.
Tee Franklin is a Black, Queer, disabled, award winning and bestselling comic writer, public speaker and advocate. Her words have appeared in the New York Times bestseller and Eisner winning graphic novel, Love is Love, Ignatz winning Elements: Fire Anthology, and the Femme Magnifique anthology. In addition to those anthologies, Franklin published Bingo Love, a Black, Queer romance bestselling graphic novella, published via Inclusive Press and Image Comics, and Image Comics horror series, Jook Joint. Franklin won the 2017 Prism Queer Press Grant for Bingo Love and raised almost $60k for this graphic novella via Kickstarter. Franklin created her own publishing company, Inclusive Press, to publish her own comics, and she signed a book deal with Image Comics to publish Bingo Love, which was released February 14th, 2018.
Franklin’s Bingo Love was nominated for a GLAAD award for best comic in 2019, it dominated "Best Of" 2018 lists and won a Virginia Library Diversity Award for best graphic novel in August 2019. She resides in New Jersey with her three children and is a domestic violence survivor.