Abby Denson

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Abby Denson is an artist, musician and minicomics creator living in New York, U.S.A.

Abby released her first minicomic in 1996. Called Tough Love, it was influenced equally by Japanese manga and punk rock, and told the story of gay teens coming out in high school. The characters were Brian, a shy suburban boy, Chris, his kung-fu kicking boyfriend, and Julie, Brian's best friend. Tough Love attracted the attention of XY Magazine, a newsstand magazine for younger gay guys, and serialized the comic over a couple of years, garnering Tough Love many fans. At the same time as the comic was serialized, Abby was also releasing it as a minicomic, until the story came to an end. In 2006, the entire series was released as a graphic novel called Tough Love, and published by Manic D Press. In 2007, Abby won the "Lulu of the Year" award from Friends Of Lulu.

Abby has continued to release various minicomics, such as Dolltopia, Deadsy Cat & Kissy Kitty, and Jamie Starr Teen Drag Queen, while working for more mainstream comics companies. She also has published comic series on the Internet, such as "Car Trouble" and "Lost In The Desert", both available through her website.

Abby is also an illustrator and has worked with XY Magazine on covers of special issues and other projects. As well, she has played in several bands including Mz. Pakman, Let's Audio, Abbymatic, her solo project ,and, most recently, The Saturday Night Things.



  • The Book of Boy Trouble (anthology), edited by Robert Kirby and David Kelly, Green Candy Press (2008)
  • The Girl's Guide To Guy's Stuff, (anthology) published by Friends of Lulu (2007)
  • Tough Love, published by Manic D Press (2006)

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