Teleny and Camille

Northwest Press

Jon Macy, longtime contributor to gay comics publications such as Gay Comics and Boy Trouble, has adapted a moving and erotic gay love story from Oscar Wilde’s classic Teleny.

Camille, a wealthy young gentleman in Victorian London, falls in love with the handsome and mesmerizing pianist Teleny. While Teleny performs on stage, the two star-crossed lovers discover they share a psychic link in the form of an erotic vision. While Camille struggles to resist his homosexuality Teleny is being pursued by others. After telepathically witnessing the erotic encounters Teleny has with both sexes, Camille attempts suicide. Teleny rescues Camille physically and emotionally with his rapturous love forsaking all others. In this newfound happiness Camille tries to forget that Teleny owes much of his success to the generosity of the women who desire him.

Fans of gay comics and gay love stories will devour this sensual tome.

Released by Northwest Press, which has been publishing quality LGBT-inclusive comics and graphic novels since 2010.

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About the author

Jon Macy was part of the early nineties black-and-white comics boom with the series Tropo. It was followed by the erotic/horror comics series Nefarismo from Eros/Fantagraphics. Since then, he has created strips for gay skin magazines such as Steam, Wilde, Bunkhouse, and International Leatherman, as well as the anthologies Gay Comix, Negative Burn, Meatmen, and Boy Trouble.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay area and is single.

He does not have a cat.

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Dec 31, 2010
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Christine Smith (The Princess)
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Tyler Cohen (Primahood)

Released by Northwest Press, which has been publishing quality LGBT-inclusive comics and graphic novels since 2010.

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