Hot off the presses, the new indy comic “One Night Stand,” written by David Hopkins, is available now at select stores. The mini-comic series (that is the collaborative work of 32 artists) features a collection of one-page stories all about “casual encounters” where sex and intimacy, guilt and anonymity, and risk and fantasy are explored. Out lesbian artist Cat Staggs illustrated a lesbian story for the comic entitled “Darcy” and called on her actress-fiancé (FEED’s Amanda Deibert) as a model for the character.
Staggs has illustrated over 130 cards for the Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith card set for TOPPS and joined the Star Wars / LUCASFILM family in 2004, which brought her into the forefront of Star Wars fandom. In addition to her work in that galaxy far, far away, Cat also works in the comic book and film industries – ranging from creating original character sketches for a new character by Stan Lee for POW! Entertainment to her work on Rittenhouse Archives’ Complete Marvel Avengers, X-Men Archives, and DC Legacy card sets, as well as The World’s Finest VS trading card game and Iron Man I and II trading cards for Upperdeck. Her work has also been featured on The Lord of the Rings Evolution and Masterpieces card sets and three sets featuring Indiana Jones for TOPPS.
In her art for “Darcy” (pictured above), Staggs illustrates a man talking to a woman, telling her he likes her. The woman looks down and beams…and then the full shot reveals that she is actually looking down beaming at her girlfriend. The man is Colin Firth and the lesbian couple is watching Bridget Jones’ Diary.
The story behind “Darcy” stems from Hopkins’ friendship with a woman who recently came out as a lesbian and is having a difficult time dealing with it. This page in the book was his way of telling her that she is wonderful just as she is, being the person she is supposed to be. (The line from the film that is featured in the comic reads: “I like you…very much…just as you are.”)
“One Night Stand” also deals with straight sex, random hook ups – both lesbian and straight – and there is even a threesome thrown in a time or two. So, there is a little something for everyone.
Artists included in the book, in addition to Staggs (pictured left), are: Christopher Higginson, Ryan Dunlavey, Jason Copland, Sina Grace, Mark Murphy, J.E. Smith, Tom Kurzanski, Brock Rizy, Paul Milligan, Daniel Warner, ZeeS, Chad Thomas, Brad Marshall Wilson, Scott Zirkel, Dave Sherrill, David DeGrand, Tania Kaufmann, Nate Bramble, Joe Eisma, Matthew Warlick, Vinh Luan Luu, Jake Ekiss, Erica Stephens, Samax Randolph, Josh Boulet, Ryon Elliott, Cal Slayton, Jose Esquivel, David Rodriguez, Michael Lagocki, and cover design by April Wenzel.
Stores that have received copies of “One Night Stand” (which is an extremely limited edition) are: Zeus Comics and Collectibles in Dallas, Texas Titan Comics in Dallas, Texas Lone Star Comics in Dallas, Texas Keith’s Comics in Dallas, Texas Good Records in Dallas, Texas Madness Games & Comics in Plano, Texas Heroplex Comics and Games in North Richland Hills, Texas Boomerang Comics in Lewisville, Texas Austin Books in Austin, Texas Domy in Austin, Texas When Nerds Collide in Allen, Texas Allstar Comics & Games in El Paso, Texas Atomic Comics in San Antonio, Texas Skylight Books in Los Angeles, California Meltdown in Los Angeles, California Golden Apple in Los Angeles, California House of Secrets in Burbank, California Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica, California Isotope in San Francisco, California Comic Relief in Berkeley, California Hijinx Comix in San Jose, California 4 Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga, California Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York, New York Midtown Comics in New York, New York St. Mark’s Comics in New York, New York St. Mark’s Comics in Brooklyn, New York Rocketship in Brooklyn, New York Jim Hanley’s Universe in Staten Island, New York Pulp Nouveau Comix in Canandaigua, New York Challengers in Chicago, Illinois Quimby’s in Chicago, Illinois Chicago Comics in Chicago, Illinois Brainstorm Movies, Comics, & Gaming in Chicago, Illinois Comix Revolution in Evantston, Illinois The Million Year Picnic in Cambridge, Massachusetts Hub Comics in Somerville, Massachusetts Comicopia in Boston, Massachusetts Reading Frenzy in Portland, Oregon Cosmic Monkey Comics in Portland, Oregon Floating World Comics in Portland, Oregon Zanadu – Downtown in Seattle, Washington Zanadu – University in Seattle, Washington SpazDog Comics in Phoenix, Arizona Samurai Comics in Phoenix, Arizona Big Brain Comics in Minneapolis, Minnesota Source Comics and Games in Falcon Heights, Minnesota Bizarro Wuxtry in Athens, Georgia The Dragon’s Horde in Stone Mountain, Georgia Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman, Oklahoma Astrokitty Comics in Lawrence, Kansas Star Clipper in St. Louis, Missouri Copacetic Comics Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Atomic Books in Baltimore, Maryland Sarge’s Comics in New London, Connecticut Green Brain Comics in Dearborn, Michigan Velocity Comics in Richmond, Virginia Ssalefish Comics in Winston Salem, North Carolina Tangled Web in Spartanburg, South Carolina Zaldiva Comics and Collectibles in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Strange Adventures in Fredericton, New Brunswick Strange Adventures in Halifax, Nova Scotia The Beguiling in Toronto, Ontario Comics Mart in Singapore.
For more information visit www.catstaggs.com.