Doc and Raider Books by Sean Stephane Martin
“A couple of gay guys from Canada, Doc and Raider started back in 1987 as a small, single-panel cartoon whose initial appearance was in a LGBT publication in Vancover. They were quickly snapped up by others across Canada then Europe, New Zealand, Japan, and the Middle East… but always viewing things from a distinctly Canadian point of view. Tackling such issues as HIV/AIDS and gay bashing as well as leather contests and life with cats, Doc and Raider has rarely been a strip to shy away from an issue and looks for humour in the all the best places, whether political or pop-cultural or just about anything else.” (From the website About page)
In January of 2009 Sean brought Doc & Raider (and friends) to the web. At the time he wrote:
“For those not familiar with the strip, DNR started as a hand-drawn comic back in the mid80s in Canada and had a pretty successful run for almost a decade: two anthologies, about 3.5 million readers worldwide, and raising some pretty serious bucks for everything from an AIDS hospice in New Zealand to an arts festival in Scotland. I let the strip go fallow for a number of years, then brought it out of retirement a couple of years ago when the opportunity arose to convert the guys into 3D versions of themselves. This format is also allowing me to explore animating the guys; that should be a lot of fun.”
Also check out Sean’s work beyond the universe of Doc & Raider.
Festivus Queer Gift Ideas – Important Disclosures:
- I earn a few per cent on Amazon purchases;
- Sean earns a few dollars from the sale of each book; and richly deserves every penny;
- Some titles may be sold through Amazon’s marketplace, not directly by Amazon.