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2008 PRISM COMICS QPG RECIPIENT PAM HARRISON presents another series for Prism Comics review with A DEVIANT MIND!
With its strong cast of LGBTQAI+ characters and gripping storylines, A Deviant Mind has challenged and broken all misconceptions about the CGI storytelling medium, as well as bringing LGBTQAI+ characters into leading roles never seen outside of underground comics.
A Deviant Mind is a sweeping Space Opera series cast in Alpha Centauri. Tara awakens in a regeneration tube with no recollection of who she is and where she comes from. The insidious truth behind Tara’s amnesia is, she has a secret that makes her worth hunting–and it’s far more terrible than anyone could have ever imagined.

Over the next 35 episodes, Tara finds herself hunted by the Confederation as well as a number of bounty hunters and assassins, matches wits with manipulative masterminds Chess and CheckMate, finds a hectic, star-crossed love with Doctor Adrian Rausch and crosses paths with Najimi, the Sh'Vai (transgender/ intersex) heir to the throne of Waniokai who was betrayed and sold into slavery after the assassination of her mother, Queen Banaii. Add to the pot a smattering of numerous family betrayals, plots and intrigues and alien races, and you can see that A Deviant Mind is one of the most unique independent comic series ever created. Does Tara ever find the secrets of her past? Does Najimi ever regain her throne? Follow the adventure here, and learn what haunting, dark secrets lie deep within…A Deviant Mind.

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A Deviant Mind is the first and purportedly only series to depict a transgender/ intersex character with a major role in a plot line outside of Rated X, underground LGBT or pornographic material. Najimi's struggle to overcome treachery and regain her throne was an epic through-line in the series.

PRISM COMICS and the QUEER COMICS EXPO are proud to announce the first annual PRISM AWARDS! These awards will be presented to comic works by queer authors and works that promote the growing body of diverse, powerful, innovative, positive or challenging representations of LGBTQAI+ characters in fiction or nonfiction comics. The goal of the awards is to recognize, promote and celebrate diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics.


Winners of the Prism Awards will be announced at the Queer Comics Expo in San Francisco, the weekend of July 8-9, 2017. All submissions will be reviewed by an impartial panels of judges made up of professionals in the field of comics, including authors, scholars, reviewers and librarians. You do not have to attend in person to win, but it is highly encouraged.

Submissions for the awards are open from May 1 to June 1, 2017. Eligible work must have been made/published within the past two years (between May 1, 2015 and June 1, 2017). No author may submit more than three entries.

All entrants must fill out the Prism Awards submission form at this link and provide a link to the PDF copy of their submission. No submissions, except Anthologies, may be more than 32 pages or 32mb file size (for larger works of more than 32 pages please submit an excerpt that fits these limitations). For anthologies please reduce file size as much as possible while maintaining the quality of the image to best represent the work. Each work submitted must be in a single PDF file. All submissions should have the title of work and main author's name clearly visible on at least one page of the work.