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It Gets Better Thanks to Northwest Press and Steven’s Comics


Northwest Press is on a roll! The new LGBT comics and graphic novel publisher that brought you Teleny & Camille and Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super Tranny just announced the availability of their latest title: David Kelly’s Rainy Day Recess: The Complete Steven’s Comics. Rainy Day Recess will feature a forward written by It Gets Better Project founder Dan Savage. Plus, for each copy of the book sold, Northwest Press will make a donation to the project. 

The book collects the entire Xeric-award-winning series that ran in alternative and LGBT newspapers from 1995 to 1998, as well as rarely-seen additional artwork and 16 new pages of Steven stories. Rainy Day Recess looks at growing up “different” from a kid’s point of view, and handles topics like bullying, divorce and first loves with great sensitivity, insight and a nostalgic sense of time and place.

While previous Northwest Press releases have been aimed only at older teens and adults, this book is appropriate for young adult and adult readers alike. “Steven is an innocent, optimistic and resilient kid who’s coming to terms with the things that make him different, and determined to live his life without apology,” says publisher Charles “Zan” Christensen. “This series is so heartfelt and genuine that I think it could be a great resource to help people better understand what it’s like to be a queer kid.”

To learn more about Rainy Day Recess: The Complete Steven’s Comics, visit You can meet Zan and David at Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle, March 4-6.

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