A Breakthrough Debut LGBTQ Graphic Novel

A joyfully-arted story about two closeted men...Sexual innuendos and pop cultural references are sprinkled throughout, helping to make the work so fabulous. A four-color pastel-palette enlivens each page, which are designed as a single stand-alone comic strips that combine to tell the story. One of the best LGBTQ graphic novels of 2018.


What an original, entertaining, even hilarious book you have made out of your experiences – a graphic work like no other. I hope it reaches those who need it most.


[A] beautiful queer fable for the young and young at heart...Julien creates Justin’s world with a cartoonist’s sensibilities combined with a decorative art aesthetic and a sophisticated color palette. In this world every out or closeted queer person is given a guardian to watch over them. Julien presents these guardians as monsters in an effort to upend the much feared movie cliche. [A] sweet, young gay man exploring the magic of a world that was always there for him to see if only he looked.


[I]f you haven’t been tuned in to the latest in queer comics or just want a list of some incredibly smart, beautiful works by companies and creators big and small, you’ve come to the right place. An Indie Title Doing Right by LGBTA Fans.


I think this is a first-rate graphic novel. I was completely surprised at the depths of the storytelling. Mark uses a narrative that flows quite easily, A lot of plot points strategically put in place, a lot of which have to do with the toxic issues having to do with the LGBTQ community. I applaud Mark for including these points. Loving how Mark was tying in [secondary] characters and how they weaved in and out of the story...A very admirable job with this book.


A breakthrough in creative writing and thought...Beautifully written story and the art work and colors are incredible. A lot of thought and courage went into the development and concept of these stories and many are quite comical yet thought inspiring.

Justin Case and the Closet Monster cover

Two deeply closeted gay men struggle to accept themselves. In a parallel dimension, the Closet Monsters bring hope.

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