Beyond Press was founded by Taneka Stotts, Sfé R. Monster, and Shing Yin Khor to bring people more books like The Beyond Anthology! With a goal to work closely with queer-identifying and minority creators we hope you will enjoy our upcoming titles.
Taneka Stotts is a queer little tumbleweed that stopped rolling somewhere in Portland, OR. After spending quite a few years as a spoken word artist, she shifted her focus to comics which she has admired and loved since she was a little kid. Taneka writes the webcomic Full Circle and the minicomic Love & Sprockets. She has edited a few comics anthologies including the Beyond Anthology and is now working on Elements, a comics anthology by creators of color.
Taneka identifies as a lesbian and queer.
Sfé R. Monster’s passion and interest in the telling of visibly queer and genderqueer stories has manifested in their comics Eth’s Skin, Seven Stories from the Sea, and Kyle & Atticus, as well as in the Beyond Anthology, and the organization of ongoing collaborations that celebrate the diversity of gender expression in projects such as the Orange Octopus Gender Zine. Sfé is a Canadian born and raised, with ties to both the east and west coast of Canada, and a heart that can never be moved too far from the sea.
Sfé identifies as queer and genderqueer, and uses both masculine and neutral pronouns.
Shing Yin Khor is a sculptor and cartoonist obsessed with monsters, museums, awkward human relationships and the intersection of race, gender, queerness, and comics. She makes the comics Center for Otherworld Science and Tiny Adventure Journal. Her work can be found at sawdustbear.com, and she prefers Twitter (@sawdustbear).
Shing currently makes her home base Los Angeles, by way of Malacca, Malaysia. She identifies as bisexual.