What an original, entertaining, even hilarious book – a graphic work like no other.
SIR IAN MCKELLEN

TWO DEEPLY CLOSETED GAY MEN STRUGGLE TO ACCEPT THEMSELVES. IN A PARALLEL DIMENSION, THE CLOSET MONSTERS BRING HOPE.

A beautiful queer fable for the young and young at heart.
JOE PALMER, GAY LEAGUE

I think this is a first-rate graphic novel. I was completely surprised at the depths of the storytelling.
THE GAY COMIC GEEK

ABOUT
Justin Case and the Closet Monster is a debut graphic novel about two closeted gay men, Justin and Peter, who struggle to come to terms with who they are. Each man, coming from a different background, has closed the door on the possibility that he might be gay and made a pact with himself to never open it. Luckily for them, members of The Closet Monster’s Guild – a legion of magical creatures that reside in a parallel dimension – are about to come along and open that door from the other side. A journey of faith, love, and family, this poignant story blends mythology, campy wit, and fantasy to show that while Justin’s path out of the closet has many hurdles, he learns that he is not alone in his quest to accept himself and find true love.

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Available in Paperback, eBook, and Kindle via Mark Julien Illustration stores on Amazon and Shopify. We ship worldwide.

MARK GOES PODCASTING

Mark was interviewed in May about his book for The Forbidden Apple, a podcast based in New York City that explores the complex relationship between queer people and religion.

Mark was featured in May about his book on LGBT Stories, a podcast based in L.A that that aims to illuminate the intimate lives of LGBTQ people from around the world as a way to light a path toward acceptance among all people.