Advocate’s Artist Spotlight: Steve MacIsaac’s Subtle Exploration of Masculinity

by Accidental Bear

Advocate magazine spotlights artist Steve MacIsaac this week and does a wonderful job going into interview with a sharp angle. Well done men.

Artist Spotlight: Steve MacIsaac By Editors
Bears? Yes, of course. But look closer and you will see a subtle exploration of masculinity and its meanings to gay men in MacIsaac’s graphics.

A Canadian expat living in Los Angeles after several years in Japan, Steve MacIsaac creates comics that explore contemporary gay culture, identity, and sexuality. He is perhaps best known for Sticky, his erotic collaboration with writer Dale Lazarov, published by Bruno Gmuender in 2006. Since the completion of Sticky, MacIsaac has been writing, drawing, and publishing the series Shirtlifter, the fourth issue of which has just been released. The current issue continues MacIsaac’s serialization of “Unpacking”, which concerns the relationship between a graphic designer and a straight, married businessman. His work has appeared in a number of in anthologies, including Best American Comics 2010 (Houghton Mifflin), Big Love and Stripped (Bruno Gmuender), I Like It Like That (Arsenal Pulp), and several volumes of Boy Trouble.

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