Greetings, time travelers and comic connoisseurs! Buckle up your seatbelts and grab your favorite snacks because you’re in for a treat with this very special bonus episode of Play Comics that’s more colorful than a double rainbow!

In this heartwarming and possibly tear-jerking installment, we’re diving into the pages of When I Was Young, the BackerKit campaign that’s not just a comic anthology but a time capsule of love, advice, and triumph. It’s an LGBTQIA+ extravaganza where the creative teams pour their hearts out in stories they wish they could whisper to their younger selves. And guess what? All profits are being donated to The Trevor Project, because who doesn’t love comics with a cause?

But wait, there’s more! We’re not just flipping through the pages alone. Oh no, we’ve managed to snag the anthology’s editor, the one and only Michele Abounader, to join us for this episode. Michele will share the behind-the-scenes magic, the tears, the laughter, and maybe even the secret recipe to creating an anthology that’s as inspiring as it is fabulous.

So whether you’re a die-hard fan of all things LGBTQIA+, a comic anthology aficionado, or just someone who loves a good story with a dash of nostalgia, this episode is for you. Tune in, get cozy, and let’s send some love letters to our past selves together. It’s going to be a rainbow-riding, comic-reading, feel-good kind of day here at Play Comics!

Learn such things as:

  • How do you get so many great creators to help with this kind of project?
  • What can happen when you just shoot your shot and ask someone to be involved?
  • Do you make the anthology, or does the anthology make you?
  • And so much more!

You can find Michele on Twitter @cerealpancake, on Bluesky, on Instagram @ilikepancakes, and her website Cereal Pancake. And of course check out the campaign yourself at which takes you directly to the BackerKit page to make this a reality.

Twitter Thread and Bluesky Thread to enter the giveaway for copies of The Color of Always and Sharp Wit & The Company of Women. Or just comment here with what stories you’re looking forward to reading.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show then just stop and support this campaign instead. Please? I will love you forever for that.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics on Bluesky, @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who has nothing funny to say here because this is a totally serious matter.

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1 Comment

  1. I am excited to see Michi’s contributions!

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