Swimming Upstream tells the story of complexly interwoven genealogies of family, tradition, war and nature shrouded in decades of secrecy, lies and betrayal until a private investigator shows up on Flint Douglas's doorstep one day looking for Flint's father Ki to donate a kidney to save a sister Flint never knew existed. But Brooke Redfish is only one secret of Ki's past discovered by Flint that sends him reeling down a rabbit hole of unraveling mysteries and explosive secrets about his family and identity. As Flint uncovers the truth, his once dependable borders of gender, geography and kinship dissolve into the unpredictable and arbitrary waters of fate, free will and consequence, to which he must adapt like a shape-shifting salmon or risk drowning in a lineage of trauma.
Imagine if, after 15 years as a lesbian couple, your partner turned to you and said, "I think I'm really a man." For Diane and Jacob (née Suzy) Anderson-Minshall this wasn't a hypothetical question. It's what really happened. Over a decade later, the couple not only remains together, they still identify as queer, still work in LGBT media, and remain part of the LGBT community. The authors explore how their relationship survived a gender transition. Queerly Beloved is a love story that flies in the face of expectations and raises questions about the true nature of identity, sexuality, and love.
Ripple Fx is a graphic novel in progress that is being serialized as a webcomic. It is a mystery in four parts. Each section followS a different character (a Black HIV+ journalist, a trans woman detective, a pansexual femme hacker, and a Native American Park Ranger) who are trying to uncover who is behind a series of maleficent acts. It starts with Journo, a journalist investigating rumors people are being smuggled out of an active Ebola quarantine zone in Sierra Leone.
Art and text by Jacob Anderson-Minshall.