A new superhero named Fabman stars in a gay-themed comic series called ‘The Pride’ by an out Welsh artist.
Across The Pride’s six issue series, FabMan and his fellow LGBTI heroes Bear, Twink, Wolf, Muscle Mary, Frost, Angel and White Trash team up to fight against intolerance about queer people.
“I’ve been a fan of comic books since I was in my early teens, but as a gay teenager coming to terms with my own sexuality, it was quite hard to see myself in the characters I was looking at,” Joe Glass, the series’ creator, told WalesOnline.
“For me, it’s about being able to see myself in my favourite media. Everyone needs to see themselves in what they read. Everyone wants to see a character who is like them – a character they can relate to.
“I wanted to create a fun superhero story as well. It’s a serious topic, but with an element of humour. I’ve always said if you can’t laugh at yourself, you can’t laugh at anything.”
The Pride and its three-issue sister series The Pride Adventures have both been completed in collaboration with artists from around the world, but Glass has now turned to Kickstarter to fund a hardcover collection.
The campaign has so far raised £10,381 of its £13,000 goal, with 14 days left to go.
Click on the images below to see some of the Pride’s artwork: