Two deeply closeted gay men struggle to accept themselves. In a parallel dimension, the Closet Monsters bring hope.
"What an original, entertaining, even hilarious book– a graphic work like no other. I hope it reaches those who need it most." - SIR IAN MCKELLEN
A graphic novel written, illustrated and coloured by Mark Julien. Released August 2018. Full-colour 202 pp PDF of the original graphic novel with an additional 72 pages of the complete "Behind the Pages", Mark's deeply personal blog about living in and out of the closet - the story behind his graphic novel.
Justin Case and the Closet Monster is the story about two closeted gay men, Justin and Peter, who struggle to come to terms with who they are. Each man has closed the door on the possibility that he might be gay and made a pact with himself to never open it. Luckily for them, members of the Closet Monsters Guild - a legion of magical creatures that reside in a parallel dimension - are about to come along and open that door from the other side. A journey of faith, love, and family, this poignant story blends mythology, campy wit, and fantasy to show that while Justin’s path out of the closet has many hurdles, he learns that he is not alone in his quest to accept himself and find true love.
"[T]his is a first-rate graphic novel. I was completely surprised at the depths of the storytelling....very admirable job with this book. I think that we should all have a Closet Monster in our life". - THE GAY COMIC GEEK
"A breakthrough in creative writing and thought...Beautifully written story and the art work and colors are incredible." - NYC COMIC GEEKS
""[A] beautiful queer fable for the young and young at heart...a young gay man exploring the magic of a world that was always there for him to see if only he looked." - JOE PALMER, GAY LEAGUE
An “Indie Title Doing Right by LGBTA Fans.” - COMICOSITY