By Hazel Newlevant. Self published.
Softcover, 44 pages, Colour, 2013.
Winner of the 2013 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant!
'If This Be Sin' is a collection of comics about queer women expressing themselves through music. It tells the stories of Gladys Bentley, the Harlem Renaissance blues singer and drag king, and Wendy and Lisa, the lesbian rockstars of Prince and the Revolution.
"Hazel Newlevant draws like a dream and weaves a mesmerizing story. 'If This Be Sin' is a stunning achievement."
—Alison Bechdel, author of 'Fun Home'
"The stories are super sweet and hopeful, but also have a touching gloominess to them. I loved it!"
—Sophie Campbell, author of 'Wet Moon'