Published by Beyond Press
Created by Taneka Stotts and Sfé R. Monster
Funded via a kickstarter in 2015.
Beyond is a black-and-white comic anthology of science fiction and fantasy comics.
Featuring 18 stories by 26 contributors and 250+ page black & white queer comic anthology. It’s full of swashbuckling space pirates, dragon slayers, death-defying astronauts, and monster royalty.
Each story celebrates and showcases unquestionably queer characters as they explore the galaxy, mix magic, have renegade adventures, and save the day!
The Beyond Anthology was born from a desire to see stories inspired by queer people like us. From diverse backgrounds, genders, and sexualities. We are the center of our own stories.
The book is incredibly beautiful. A lot of hard work from a lot of people went into it, and it absolutely paid off.
We wanted to see beautiful, heartwarming, and adventurous stories that reflect and celebrate the many facets of gender and sexuality. Without having to worry that their queerness would cast these characters as villains or pariahs or turn their inevitable sad ending into a cautionary tale.
This first volume of the series won a Lambda Award, was nominated for an Ignatz and was honor-listed for a James Triptree Jr. Award. The book sold out and had to be reprinted in 2018.