Finally, the first volume of Kyle's Bed & Breakfast is available in print again, thanks to Sugar Maple Press. For those unfamiliar with the addictively fun-filled series, Kyle's B&B is a syndicated comic strip focused on the lives of a group of quirky, (and often hunky!), gay men living in a harbor town B&B in the northeastern USA. Closeted minor-league baseball player Brad, corporate shark Lance, gossip-loving fashionista Richard, troubled high-school senior Eduardo, and Kyle, the 30-something inn-keeper with a heart of gold who keeps all of these hot-shots in line. Romance... drama... topical issues... laugh-out-loud humor... sexiness...hot apple pie and some hot guys raiding the fridge in their briefs... this comic strip covers all the bases! And underlying it all is a warm message of hope.
Included in this volume are the first 5 years of the comic strip, along with a previously-unpublished 2 episode story, and a detailed floor-by-floor "blueprint" layout of the B&B. When this book was originally published in 2004, it went on to become a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for "Best Humor Book" of the year. This new Sugar Maple Press edition features sharply improved graphics; the comic strip images are larger, with crisper & clearer delineation. Also restored are the individual episode numbers, something curiously lacking in the original edition.
These days, Kyle's Bed & Breakfast has a vastly larger, worldwide readership, with an enormous online presence. The strip also went full-color a few years ago, unlike the early black & white episodes featured in this volume, (and those in the follow-up volume, "Kyle's Bed & Breakfast: A Second Bowl of Serial", also available from Sugar Maple Press). What fun it is to travel back and see how it all began, before the strip was in color, before the characters all knew each other. This is one B&B vacation you do NOT want to miss!
|Publisher:||Sugar Maple Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.33(d)|
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