This is the home of the comic/manga Romeo X Julien: First Date
Romeo is a shy man with a cousin problem. Benny is apt to drag his "cuz" into all kinds of experiences, like a Renaissance Faire in Wine Country, California. Julien is a respected event coordinator, who has to manage not only his family's Ren Faire, but his crazy parents and goofy gay uncles.
Who get's banned on Amazon? Well, we did. Why? Because we put gay sex in the book. You know that's why you want to buy it, admit it.
So, you can read it at Global Comix as a Webcomic with that ^^^ Read It NOW ^^^ button up there or we can send you the beautiful limited availability book.
Sometimes we have extra copies of our book, after tabling at a Comic Con or Anime Con. We're very happy tp send you one. Just write to us at email@example.com for availability and ordering instructions.
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The graphic novel is 250 pages of sexy men and fun story. We are able to copy it at a local print shop, but only in limited lots. The cost is $35 each and we send it via Priority Mail at an additional charge of $10.
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Author Jayne Lockwood says...
This was a first for me, but I couldn’t resist it. A gay, HEA version of Romeo and Juliet? I couldn’t think of a single thing not to like.
“Not what Shakespeare wrote,” says one of the teasers with stunning understatement. Definitely not, with goofy, loved-up gay uncles, a seemingly up-tight but accepting parents on Romeo’s side, and completely crazy, warm and funny parents on Julien’s side. Add in jolly “friends with benefits” who want to embarrass the shy couple at every opportunity, and you have a bawdy, funny tale worthy of the Bard himself, without the tragic ending.
The illustrations are great, vibrant and colourful, imbuing the characters each with their own personality and humour. The sexy scenes are… generously proportioned, shall we say, but still manage to retain some tenderness as well as full-on explicit action.
For me this was the whole package; a lovely tale of acceptance, with a straight Romeo reacting with delight when he realises the girl he kissed is actually a boy who loves looking pretty. The way they gradually learn more about each other, and themselves, is so beautiful and is depicted really well in the illustrations. This is a wonderful story of understanding and just letting people be who they are without pointing fingers or judgement. I’m so glad I chose to review this graphic novel, because it’s an instant mood lift if one needs some escapist fun or reassurance that things aren’t all that bad.
I’d definitely read another by this writing/illustrating dream team.
And a JoyfullyJay.com review...
Thank you to Camille and Elizabeth from JOYFULLYJAY.com for this wonderful review:
Camille: I really enjoy graphic novels. I thought Romeo X Julien paired beautifully vibrant art with a fun take on a well-known Shakespeare tragedy and turning it into fluff. Readers who enjoy low-drama, high-spice stories will definitely enjoy this. And the creators include some “breaks” between scenes to offer more depth to the supporting cast. I would recommend this for the stunning visuals and anyone needing an afternoon of sweet and spicy romance!
Elizabeth: I think my final thought is: “What she said!” Seriously, though, this is beautiful. And sweet. And when you want or need something warm and fuzzy to wrap yourself up in, this is a perfect choice for that. And if you’re a fan of Shakespeare, you’ll enjoy the homages, the easter eggs, and the way the authors use the story of Romeo and Juliet as a guide.
There's a long review at JoyfullyJay.com (WARNING: SPOILERS)
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