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How Loathsome (2003) comic books 2003-2005

  • Issue #1
    How Loathsome (2003) 1
    Published 2003 by NBM.

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    Story, art and cover by Ted Naifeh and Tristan Crane. A tale of drugs, drag and counterculture in 1990s San Francisco, by the artist of Gloom Cookie and Courtney Crumrin. Performance artist and gender outlaw Catherine (based on a real person) is intrigued when she meets the secretive Chloe during a night of clubbing. 24 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2
    How Loathsome (2003) 2
    Published 2003 by NBM.

    Story, art and cover by Ted Naifeh and Tristan Crane. A tale of drugs, drag and counterculture in 1990s San Francisco, by the artist of Gloom Cookie and Courtney Crumrin. Catherine tells the story of a beautiful but self-destructive former boyfriend; she relates the Japanese tale of "Nanshoku," in which monks find a forbidden love. 24 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    How Loathsome (2003) 3
    Published 2003 by NBM.

    Story, art and cover by Ted Naifeh and Tristan Crane. A tale of drugs, drag and counterculture in 1990s San Francisco, by the artist of Gloom Cookie and Courtney Crumrin. Catherine and her disreputable friend Nick swap stories of gender-bending and chemical excess; Nicks new career as a drug dealer takes a dangerous turn. 24 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4
    How Loathsome (2003) 4
    Published 2003 by NBM.

    Story, art and cover by Ted Naifeh and Tristan Crane. A tale of drugs, drag and counterculture in 1990s San Francisco, by the artist of Gloom Cookie and Courtney Crumrin. San Franciscos freak brigade gathers for an epic drag show; Catherine feels her relationship with Chloe has become far too complicated, even for the gender-bending alt-culture of Grunge-era California. Final issue of the series. 24 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $2.95.