The following may sound bitter, aloof, and unfriendly. Please know that I’m none of those things–yet social media plucked nerves I didn’t know I had and thus, textual aggression.
[from Tina-Anderson.net] I’ve never written cookbooks for skiers nor self-help books for rock climbers. I’ve spent the last decade in a writer’s room for a show I wasn’t really jazzed about – but I retired in August, so that hell is behind me.
Once upon a time, I wrote gay comics for men and women’s BL (yaoi.) I came up with the term GloBL for original English language BL because the Euro and North American markets differed from the Japanese market of the time in terms of language and the gender of its creators.
GloBL manga famous is weird in that 99% of genre readers have no idea who you are–but to the 1% who do know you, you’re a G*d.
I wrote graphic novels and short comics for Class Comics, Yaoi Press, Sin Factory, DramaQueen, and Iris Print. The explicitness and themes of my graphic novels varied based on the publisher. For example, one pub wanted rape stories, another bought sexy comical stories, another needed something Japanese-like…I think you get the picture.
I quit writing comics in 2011 to work in television production, and then I moved back to the Philadelphia area in 2016.
My fiction, both long and short, ranges from pornographic to not so; the common denominator being transgressions are afoot, and my characters revel in post-traumatic sexuality. I wrote a sapphic sci-fi called Femitokon, but the series tanked due to a lack of readers. In 2022, I returned to contemporary gay fiction again and voila, my readers came back. Go figure. I currently write gay, lesbian, and trans-masc erotica under my maiden name: Tina Kolesnik.
Though I’ve been candid about Swyers on my blog, my biology is none of your business. No matter what your thoughts are on my chromosomes or the depth of my voice, I go by she/her and have done so since birth.
I’m Jewish and Polish, and if you think my graphic novel Only Words is ‘nazi yaoi,’ I invite you to kindly go fuck yourself. Also – if you’re one of those kids that uses the term fetish-y to describe anything that makes you uncomfortable, kindly go slap yourself in the face.
My goals for this year are to complete my first comedy novel and finish a screenplay. If interested in any of my previously published works, I do provide representation upon request.
I produced fan comics a long time ago (2004-2006) and wrote some fanfic in 2018-2021. I DON’T POLICE FANDOM. If you’re an ageist, TERF, or find fujoshi to be a bad word while still using the slur Bara to describe the comics you like, move along quickly–I’m not your biggest problem.