"What an original, entertaining, even hilarious book you have made out of your experiences – 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.
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.
Named one of the best LGBTQ graphic novels of 2018.
- The Advocate
Nominated for 2018 VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Award
- Virginia Library Association
Nominated for 2018 Best Graphic Novel
- Canadian Independent Comics Wiki Awards
UPCOMING APPEARANCE: WORD ON THE STREET TORONTO
Sunday, September 22
Word on the Street Toronto Book & Magazine Festival
Location: Harbourfront Centre
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mark will be in booth 322A at the 30th anniversary edition of Canada's largest annual book and magazine festival!
Softcover and digital versions available through Mark Julien Ilustration Shopify store.
BUY IN PERSON
Available in Toronto (Ontario) at Glad Day Book Shop, the world's oldest LGBTQ bookstore.
Available in Toronto (Ontario) at The Beguiling Books & Art.
Available in Halifax (Nova Scotia) at Strange Adventures Comics.
Available in Fredericton (New Brunswick) at Strange Adventures Comics.