Disabled Comic Creators Exist, Dammit!

Dear comic conventions, DO BETTER! -Disabled comic creators This is my first year as a comic creator, which means this is my first year doing comic conventions. I have done a total of four comic conventions and out of the four, only ONE comic convention treated me “perfectly”, without me having to get on them and complain that I’m disabled. I’ve always asked for an end table for my walker, wheelchair, or motorized scooter and to not be so far […]

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Bingo Love Reaches Over $57k!

It’s been about two weeks since the Bingo Love Kickstarter ended and I’m still in disbelief that people have invested in something I created. Seriously, my mind is blown. I asked for $19,999 for Bingo Love and the grand pledge total was $57,148. Never in my wildest dreams did I think this would happen. I canNOT thank you all for believing in this Black Queer romance novella. I owe you all so much and I promise to give a beautiful […]

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Bingo Love Proves that Diversity in Comics DOES Sell

This Bingo Love comic project has really been a dream come true. I never ever thought that something I created, would receive so much coverage. I mean my Black Queer romance comic is on Huffington Post, New Now Next, The Root and a slew of other sites! Our Kickstarter is currently over 200% its initial goal! I can not begin to describe the overwhelming feelings that I’ve been having. People are supporting an idea – that was swimming around in […]

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Behold! The Prism Comics Grant Winner

Last month I applied for the Queer Press Grant for the Bingo Love Comic, and last night at Wonder Con the winner was announced. .@MizTeeFranklin is the winner of the 2017 Queer Press Grant. Her story representing queer, Black women is very needed. Congratulations! — Prism Comics (@prismcomics) April 1, 2017 WHOOO HOOOO!!!! Mood: I won something!!! I won the Queer Press Grant for Bingo Love! I can’t wait for everyone to have a copy of Bingo Love.

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Next Up: Bingo Love

Bingo Love is my latest upcoming project that I’m working on with Jem & The Misfits artist, Jenn St-Onge, colorist, Joy San, letterer, Cardinal Rae, with Erica Schultz (Charmed) as the editor. I’m really excited about this project that is live on Kickstarter today. Make sure that you check it out Kickstarter. And now about Bingo Love: Bingo Love is a LGBTQ romance story that spans over 60 years. A chance meeting at church bingo in 1963 brings Hazel Johnson […]

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So…About #BlackComicsMonth

It’s February which means I do a huge spotlight on Black comic creators for #BlackComicsMonth, except this year I decided that I’m not going to do it. #BlackComicsMonth started a few years ago and it’s received so much notoriety and has done amazing things for Black comic creators and I’m extremely proud of the movement. However, last year I decided that I was going to sit out doing #BlackComicsMonth for awhile. As you all know I’m disabled (and if you […]

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Femme Magnifique

Last month I received the invite of all invites from the incomparable Shelly Bond. Shelly Bond has, I believe, 900 titles under her editing belt. She’s a badmamajamma and she reached out to lil ole me to be apart of her Femme Magnifique project. Femme Magnifique is an anthology of comics about 30 women from various fields including politics, science and entertainment. The list of creators involved are just jaw dropping. – Kelly Sue DeConnick – Gail Simone – Ronald […]

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Dear White People,

I want you to know a few things, but this is the main one… *****If it don’t apply, let it fly***** I normally tweet when I’m looking for a collaborator on a comic project, just like I did a few days ago. When I’m looking for a collaborator it’s usually a marginalized creator – we don’t get many opportunities unlike straight, white men. Every time I tweet an opportunity call, I get called a racist because I don’t include straight […]

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Bah Fuckn HumBug

‘Twas the night before Christmas and I gave no fucks About holidays and family and all those Santa schmucks. -Tee Franklin I hate the holidays; always have. I never celebrated Christmas as a child. “Christ wasn’t born on December 25th.” I heard it every year from my mother if I even thought about bringing up the word Christmas. I couldn’t even go to anyone’s house that celebrated Christmas, because my mother didn’t want me to be exposed to that “paganism”. […]

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Wayyyy Up I Feel Blessed

In the words of the wise prophet Riley Curry… 2016 closes out leaving me¬†with such an overwhelming joyful feeling. (No, it’s not the Christmas spirit…that gives me gas.) December has been pretty amazing for me. Every Wednesday – minus the 21st – has been my comic book birthday. I remember being ridiculously hyped when I received my comps for The Outfit, a back-up in Nailbiter. Here it is a few weeks later and I see my name in a friggin […]

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