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Angels and Vampires By Donna Barr
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22 wondrous color watercolor and gouache paintings, by the author of the classic drawn-book series "The Desert Peach" and "Stinz." Are these beautiful winged women spirits of... More > light, or the Undead in flight? The author leaves that up to the reader. Your vampire may be someone else's angel. Each painting is done in a different style, including science-fiction and fantasy illustration, religious icons and folk or vision paintings.< Less
The Desert Peach Collection, Volume One By Donna Barr
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“The Desert Peach is such an original work. Most of the stories take place during WWII, in North Africa, among German soldiers under the command of Colonel Pfirsich Rommel, the brother of Erwin... More > Rommel, the famous 'Desert Fox.' Pfirsich is probably one of the most interesting characters in comics. If only all fiction tried to be as honest and open-minded as this, I’m naive enough to think, the world would be a better place. After all, fiction shapes our dreams and aspirations. And we could all do worse than let ourselves dream of having tea in the North African desert with a man as utterly charming as Pfirsich Rommel.” -- Francois Peneaud: The Gay Comics List< Less
AFTERDEAD 1.2 -- The Desert Peach Crosses Over By Donna Barr
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This book is the first 64 pages after the original AFTERDEAD. 'The Desert Peach Crosses Over,’ applies in every way that phrase can be read. The black centaur stallion Stinz has been chosen... More > for the honor of breeding for the Reich. He wants the Desert Fox's gay brother to accompany him for moral support, especially against his own wife, who is SO PROUD of him. Pope Rosen takes on the Mormon breeding-farm commandant. A roller-derby queen and company officer is invited to her brother’s prisoner wedding -- with him as the wife. The Peach brings plenty of hankies.< Less
The Grandmother's Hive By Donna Barr
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An old house is the source of fear and suspicion for the neighborhood children; one small boy discovers his fears were standing between him and the funnest family he's ever met. Beautiful... More > illustrations and ornate poetry will delight both children and adults.< Less
An Insupportable Light By Donna Barr
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An Insupportable Light is the original Stinz novel, featuring Donna Barr's half-horse hero back when she thought of him as having two legs instead of four. The story begins at the end of one war,... More > with the hope of peace. Then one small incident after another, building and combining like pebbles tossed down a slope, become an avalanche of misunderstandings, broken hearts, fury and revenge. It's about how wars start: nobody wants them, nobody can see them coming and nobody can stop them. “This is not so much a story about a war as it is a portrait of human folly at its most resplendent. It is as poignant and relevant today as it was when humanity first formed civilizations; as it will be so long as we exist.” -- Carlos F. Chancellor, Tales from the Cold; The Comic Art of the Northwest.< Less
Ringcat By Donna Barr
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Henning Asbach is an SS officer assigned to investigate a series of grave robberies in the backwater province called The Share. But the assignment won’t be as easy as he imagined, as the... More > close-mouthed inhabitants of the Share seem to be hiding an even more terrible secret. Ringcat is both touching and horrific, a tale of a Third Reich that never was. It is in the form of a prose novelette, spiced throughout with elegant illustrations served in portions from the original Black Manuscript story.< Less
Ringcat By Donna Barr
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Henning Asbach is an SS officer assigned to investigate a series of grave robberies in the backwater province called The Share. But the assignment won’t be as easy as he imagined, as the... More > close-mouthed inhabitants of the Share seem to be hiding an even more terrible secret. Ringcat is both touching and horrific, a tale of a Third Reich that never was. It is in the form of a prose novelette, spiced throughout with elegant illustrations served in portions from the original Black Manuscript story.< Less
Permanent Party By Donna Barr
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“Permanent Party is – what? A Vietnam-era W.A.C.’s Catch-22? A roman-à-clef? A murder mystery? A poetic memoir? Barr’s ear for dialogue is flawless, her... More > descriptions of human physiognomy hilarious. The dramatic rhythm is sporadic and punctuated, deliberately defying the breathless crescendi of fiction with the unresolved panics and careless lulls of real life in a gigantic bureaucracy. Small, throwaway bits of telling detail -- peeling paint chips, a dog’s sneeze on being patted, the smell of chicken frying -- give the entire book a sensuous texture. The characters in this woman’s Army are so steeped in weirdness they wouldn’t have been out of place in my college dorm (and we were the campus hippies).” -- E.J. Barnes, Tales Of The Ling Master< Less
An Insupportable Light By Donna Barr
eBook (PDF): $1.50
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An Insupportable Light is the original Stinz novel, featuring Donna Barr's half-horse hero back when she thought of him as having two legs instead of four. The story begins at the end of one war,... More > with the hope of peace. Then one small incident after another, building and combining like pebbles tossed down a slope, become an avalanche of misunderstandings, broken hearts, fury and revenge. It's about how wars start: nobody wants them, nobody can see them coming and nobody can stop them. “This is not so much a story about a war as it is a portrait of human folly at its most resplendent. It is as poignant and relevant today as it was when humanity first formed civilizations; as it will be so long as we exist.” -- Carlos F. Chancellor, Tales from the Cold; The Comic Art of the Northwest.< Less
Permanent Party By Donna Barr
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“Permanent Party is – what? A Vietnam-era W.A.C.’s Catch-22? A roman-à-clef? A murder mystery? A poetic memoir? Barr’s ear for dialogue is flawless, her... More > descriptions of human physiognomy hilarious. The dramatic rhythm is sporadic and punctuated, deliberately defying the breathless crescendi of fiction with the unresolved panics and careless lulls of real life in a gigantic bureaucracy. Small, throwaway bits of telling detail -- peeling paint chips, a dog’s sneeze on being patted, the smell of chicken frying -- give the entire book a sensuous texture. The characters in this woman’s Army are so steeped in weirdness they wouldn’t have been out of place in my college dorm (and we were the campus hippies).” -- E.J. Barnes, Tales Of The Ling Master< Less