Wimmen’s Comix #1 (1972).
Gay Heartthrobs #3 (Inkwell, Summer 1981) Cover illustration by Larry Fuller.
“Mallory: Duck with a Difference” by Joe Sinardi (1981) in Gay Comix #2 (1982).
All Canadian Beaver Comix #1 (Georgia Straight, 1973) Cover illustration by Canadian cartoonist, Rand Holmes, who also illustrated the first cover of Gay Comix #1.
Gay Comix #10 (Bob Ross, Spring 1987) Cover illustration by Peter Keane.
“Billy Goes Out” by Howard Cruse (1980) in Gay Comix #1 (1981).
Gay Comix #1 (Kitchen Sink Press, 1981) Cover illustration by Rand Holmes; edited by Howard Cruse. Mary Wings, a contributor to Gay Comix #1 and a founder of Wimmen’s Comix, wrote a letter to the editor, which was published in Issue #3. She expresses her dismay at the “genitally oriented” cover art for Issue #1, despite assurances that Gay Comix would be more than just another sexualized comic for gay men. Spotting the drawing of a woman in a red dress in the background of the illustration, she wrote: “Also, any picture, however tiny, of a woman with enormous, impossible breasts that defy gravity is upsetting. It’s so unnecessary, which makes its inclusion insulting.” The art was drawn by Rand Holmes, a straight artist who was part of the overly sexualized, male-dominated realm of comix alongside artists like Robert Crumb, whose mysogynistic work has been much criticized.
“Stick in the Mud” by Lee Marrs (1980) in Gay Comix #1 (1981).