Shout Out Anthology

Shout Out Anthology

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Shout Out anthology is unlike any other that I have read before. This graphic novel is diverse and full of interesting stories. If you are a fan of the genre, this is one book to check out!

Shout Out AnthologyTitle: Shout Out
Author: Andrew Wheeler (editor)
Publisher: TO Comix Press
Genres: Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: May 1, 2019
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Join us on the adventures of young demon hunters, star-crossed Viking lovers, and cyberpunk street artists as we invite you into new worlds where brave heroes with diverse queer identities demonstrate the strength of their hearts and the power of their dreams!

Inside this book you’ll find eighteen LGBTQ2SIA+ stories crafted by award-winning international creators. Find your place alongside ace necromancers, glamorous jazz musicians, fey outsiders, friendly monsters, and a superhero still finding his way out of the phone booth.

Spotlighting the work of diverse voices, this collection includes Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine), Kelly & Nichole Matthews (Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy), Vivian Ng​​ (Legend of Korra: Turf Wars), and many others.

Our stories have heroes who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, two-spirit, and asexual, from creators who share those identities.


❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Shout OUt Anthololgy

I haven’t read that many graphic novels, but this book is something that really piqued my interest when I first heard about it. The concept is so fantastic and the amount of thought that has gone into its design is absolutely phenomenal. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this one.

❀ Inspiring Concept

The inspiration for Shout Out was to create an anthology of stories about romance, adventure, and friendship that feature queer characters who are heroes. As well, the book is written by an incredible group of 37 queer writers and artists to tell the stories for a new generation. It is put together for “young queer readers to know that they can be heroes too, and that their stories deserve to be told.”

❀ Wonderful Illustrations

Shout Out anthology has so many stories that you can really connect with and are enjoyable  to read. I especially enjoyed 15 Minutes and Shine So Bright. The artwork is fabulous and the writing is unique. Also, the humour and illustrations are wonderful and really had me laughing out loud! I highly recommend picking this book up.

About TO Comix Press

We publish comics celebrating upcoming creators and diverse voices. We're dedicated to transparency, and helping build a supportive and
kind comics community. Since our founding in 2014, we’ve sold over 10,000 books and raised over $140,000 on Kickstarter.

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16 thoughts on “Shout Out Anthology

  1. Lara M. says:

    Oh I love diverse anthologies like these. I usually had to chase them down from kickstarters in the past so it’s nice to see them getting more recognition and audience.

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