PORTLAND, Ore. 06/21/2019 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that notorious kink writer Tina Horn (Why Are People Into That?! podcast host) and fan-favorite artist Michael Dowling (Unfollow, Death Sentence) will team up for the forthcoming SFSX: Safe Sex, a social thriller about sex, love, and torture set to launch this September.
SFSX is set in a draconian America where sexuality is bureaucratized and policed. Here readers meet a group of queer sex workers keeping the magic alive in an underground club called the Dirty Mind. Using their unique bondage skills, they resolve to infiltrate the mysterious government Pleasure Center, free their friends, and fight the power.
“When I think of my favorite boundary-pushing comics of the 21st century, Image is at the front of my mind. Bitch Planet showed that feminist social thrillers can have real satirical bite. Saga and WicDiv showed that outrageous queer sexuality can be an integral part of sci-fi action adventure stories,” said Horn. “Those are the books that inspired me when I was developing the world, characters, and themes of Safe Sex, so nothing could please me more than finding a home alongside them with Image.”
SFSX #1 (Diamond Code JUL190078) will be available on Wednesday, September 25. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, September 2.
ABOUT TINA HORN
Tina Horn hosts and produces the long-running kink podcast Why Are People Into That?!. Her reporting on sexual subcultures and politics has appeared in Rolling Stone, Hazlitt, Glamour, Jezebel and elsewhere; she is the author of two nonfiction books and has contributed to numerous anthologies including the upcoming queer horror collection Theater of Terror. Tina has lectured on sex work politics and queer BDSM cultures at universities and community centers all over North America. SFSX is her first creator-owned comic book series, the culmination of a lifelong obsession with comics and genre fiction. She is a LAMBDA Literary Fellow, the recipient of two Feminist Porn Awards, and holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence. Originally from Northern California, Tina now lives in New York City. @Tinahornsass / TinaHorn.net
ABOUT MICHAEL DOWLING
Mike Dowling is artist and co-creator of Unfollow, written by Rob Williams and published by Vertigo. Other work includes Death Sentence, written by Montynero, and Devlin Waugh, Ichabod Azrael, Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson for 2000AD.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.