Trick Pony

Illustrated by Anna David, Lucas Gattoni
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Paperback
$22.99 US
6.66"W x 10.19"H x 0.26"D   | 11 oz | 44 per carton
On sale Jun 18, 2024 | 128 Pages | 978-1-5067-3721-8
| Rated T
FOC Mar 4, 2024 | Catalog February 2024
From the GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of the bestselling queer historical graphic novel LIEBESTRASSE comes this LGBTQA+ fantasy tale of a washed-up rodeo star heading home to visit his father in the hospital. While on the road he confronts the mistakes of his past and the monsters of his present.

A beautiful story that blends together themes of second chances, magical realism, queer romance, and fantasy.
Greg Lockard is a writer and editor of comic books and related media.

Liebestrasse is a historical fiction graphic novel that Greg co-created with artist Tim Fish for ComiXology Originals. It was nominated as an “Outstanding Comic Book” for the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards and listed by the New York Times as one of 10 Comic Books to Celebrate Pride.

As a freelance comic book editor, his client list includes ComiXology Originals, Offset Comics, and Image Comics. He is also currently working as a Development Editor and Narrative Designer for Einhorn’s Epic Productions in fictional podcasts, graphic novels, and other related media.

Prior to working independently, Greg edited for the Vertigo imprint at DC Comics. He worked on numerous titles including DIAL H, The Unwritten, FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics, Sweet Tooth, iZombie, The Kitchen, Fables, Fairest, and American Vampire.

During the Spring 2020 semester, Greg led a writing workshop in graphic novel scripting at New York University.
"Heartbreaking, honest, and beautiful. I adored Trick Pony. It's everything I want in a graphic novel."—James Tynion IV (Something is Killing the Children, The Department of Truth)
 
"Charming, heartfelt, and endlessly surprising. This is the cowboy fantasy I always dreamed of."—Tate Brombal (The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos, Behold, Behemoth)
 
"A psychedelic trip through a rodeo cowboy's haunted past, Trick Pony is wonderfully surreal and beautifully sentimental. I loved every poignant page of it."—Chris Condon (That Texas Blood, The Enfield Gang Massacre
 
Trick Pony is a heartfelt, beautifully delivered ode to self-reflection and coming to terms with the trauma and mistakes of our past to better handle the present. Lockard’s thoughtful and intense story pairs perfectly with David’s lush and vibrant art to create something resonant. You’ll love this book.”—Alex Segura (Secret Identity, Araña/Spider-Man 2099: Dark Tomorrow)
 
“It’s a book with as many interpretations and as much meaning as you’re willing to give it, but beneath all that strangeness, it’s also a book about seizing love wherever you find it and riding off into the sunset.”—Matt Kamen, Gayming Mag
 
“It was incredibly easy to fall into Jimmy Thomas’ boots and feel like I too was experiencing a tense reconciliation with a troubled past.”—Luke Henderson, The Comic Book Yeti

About

From the GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of the bestselling queer historical graphic novel LIEBESTRASSE comes this LGBTQA+ fantasy tale of a washed-up rodeo star heading home to visit his father in the hospital. While on the road he confronts the mistakes of his past and the monsters of his present.

A beautiful story that blends together themes of second chances, magical realism, queer romance, and fantasy.

Creators

Greg Lockard is a writer and editor of comic books and related media.

Liebestrasse is a historical fiction graphic novel that Greg co-created with artist Tim Fish for ComiXology Originals. It was nominated as an “Outstanding Comic Book” for the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards and listed by the New York Times as one of 10 Comic Books to Celebrate Pride.

As a freelance comic book editor, his client list includes ComiXology Originals, Offset Comics, and Image Comics. He is also currently working as a Development Editor and Narrative Designer for Einhorn’s Epic Productions in fictional podcasts, graphic novels, and other related media.

Prior to working independently, Greg edited for the Vertigo imprint at DC Comics. He worked on numerous titles including DIAL H, The Unwritten, FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics, Sweet Tooth, iZombie, The Kitchen, Fables, Fairest, and American Vampire.

During the Spring 2020 semester, Greg led a writing workshop in graphic novel scripting at New York University.

Praise

"Heartbreaking, honest, and beautiful. I adored Trick Pony. It's everything I want in a graphic novel."—James Tynion IV (Something is Killing the Children, The Department of Truth)
 
"Charming, heartfelt, and endlessly surprising. This is the cowboy fantasy I always dreamed of."—Tate Brombal (The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos, Behold, Behemoth)
 
"A psychedelic trip through a rodeo cowboy's haunted past, Trick Pony is wonderfully surreal and beautifully sentimental. I loved every poignant page of it."—Chris Condon (That Texas Blood, The Enfield Gang Massacre
 
Trick Pony is a heartfelt, beautifully delivered ode to self-reflection and coming to terms with the trauma and mistakes of our past to better handle the present. Lockard’s thoughtful and intense story pairs perfectly with David’s lush and vibrant art to create something resonant. You’ll love this book.”—Alex Segura (Secret Identity, Araña/Spider-Man 2099: Dark Tomorrow)
 
“It’s a book with as many interpretations and as much meaning as you’re willing to give it, but beneath all that strangeness, it’s also a book about seizing love wherever you find it and riding off into the sunset.”—Matt Kamen, Gayming Mag
 
“It was incredibly easy to fall into Jimmy Thomas’ boots and feel like I too was experiencing a tense reconciliation with a troubled past.”—Luke Henderson, The Comic Book Yeti