Jon Macy is a gay American cartoonist. He began his career in 1990 with the series Tropo published September 1990 – April 1992 by Blackbird Comics. Since then, he has contributed to various LGBT comics anthologies and gay pornographic magazines, but he is best known for his graphic novel Teleny and Camille, which won a 2010 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Erotica.Macy's first series Tropo was part of the early 1990s black and white alternative comics boom. It was followed by the erotic horror series Nefarismo published October 1994 – October 1995 by Eros Comix. These stories contained dark and surreal motifs, mixing eroticism with hallucination and death/rebirth, a common theme in Macy's personal works.Throughout the 1990s, Macy contributed to queer comics anthologies, Meatmen and Gay Comics, and gay skin magazines, such as Steam by Scott O'Hara, Bunkhouse, and International Leatherman. His work on Meatmen included a short story entitled "Tail". Gilad Padva argues in his academic paper "Dreamboys, Meatmen and Werewolves: Visualizing Erotic Identities in All-male Comic Strips" (2005) that Macy's "Tail" eroticizes and politicizes Sigmund Freud’s homophobic myth of the Wolf Man.After a hiatus of eight years, during which time he worked on his graphic novel Teleny and Camille, Macy began publishing again with an autobiographical story, "Crazy in Bed", published in Robert Kirby's anthology The Book of Boy Trouble, Vol. 2. He has since collaborated with various established and independent gay cartoonists, including Sina Evil and Justin Hall.In 2010, Macy's Teleny and Camille was published by Northwest Press, a graphic adaptation of the classic anonymous erotic novel Teleny attributed to be a collaboration between Oscar Wilde and other writers he knew. Teleny and Camille then was awarded the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Erotica. An excerpt was featured in Teleny Revisited, a special issue of The Oscholars.He produced the self-published comic book series Fearful Hunter (2010–2014), started as an act of protest against California's Proposition 8. After the first three issues were published, this title was picked up by Northwest Press who hosted a Kickstarter fundraiser in April 2014 to publish a compiled anthology including the final previously unpublished fourth issue. Fearful Hunter won the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant in 2010.He has contributed to many anthologies including Justin Hall's No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics and Robert Kirby's Qu33r. He was co-editor with Tara Madison Avery, of ALPHABET: the LGBTQAIU creators from Prism Comics.
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