When I was really little I didn't realize I was an "orphan." But with my mother dead, and no father... I felt this sense of absence almost every day while growing up. Luckily for me, I was raised by my maternal grandmother, so I wasn't 100% alone, but that absence of parents still lingered like … Continue reading WHY I MADE MYSELF A LITERARY ORPHAN
Before Other Boys was a script, or even an outline of a script I knew that I wanted the illustrations to be filled with color. For me, color is as important as the drawings themselves, and almost as important as the actual story. I was a little worried about how this choice would be received … Continue reading OTHER BOYS & COLOR
"Other Boys" received its second starred review from Booklist this past week in their October 15, 2021 issue! The full review can be found online in their magazine at this link.
Other Boys received a starred review from Kirkus! I'm super grateful Kirkus for such an honor! Read the full review here: Other Boys: An Excellent, Important Debut As well as an author interview here: This Boys Life, Told Through Comics
Once Upon a Time children's bookstore in Southern California has signed (and personalized!) copies of Other Boys available for purchase at no extra cost! Click this link to order your copy!
Other Boys will be included in School Library Journal's "Day of Dialog" virtual panel. Click here to learn more & attend! 3:35 PM - 4:25 PM ET | The Journey to Adulthood Bullying, toxic masculinity, family dynamics, and sexual identity are just some themes explored in these books featuring young males. Damian Alexander, Other Boys (Macmillan)Ernesto … Continue reading SLJ Day of Dialog – OCT. 7th
Click this link to attend! (Or to view the recorded playback). You can also buy a copy from Porter Square Books! Preorders and early purchases will receive a limited edition signed book plate (pictured above)!
Other Boys is currently available wherever books are sold in both paperback and hardcover! Make sure to pick up your copy or request one for your local library! INDIEBOUND BARNes & noble amazon porter square Books-a-million Once upon a time “Newcomer Alexander delves into his past to craft a sweet, touching and at-times scary memoir … Continue reading ‘Other Boys’ is Officially Out!
Look for it at your local independent bookstore September 7th or preorder at the links below! INDIEBOUND BARNes & noble amazon target Books-a-million
For National Transgender Day of Visibility The Trevor Project released a "Guide to Being An Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth," written by Rory Gory with illustrations by Damian Alexander. Full guide here, along with a downloadable PDF version Article on Advocate Articles on Forbes