The Lengths by Howard Hardiman

An edgy look at the world of male gay prostitutes and escorts.The first gay comic of its kind which has achieved international critical acclaim.

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The Lengths

Last week, I spoke at Nine Worlds on a discussion panel about sex and violence in comics and a few of the people who listened to me saying that I preferred to leave the details out and let the readers’ filthy imaginations fill in the gaps. If you came to the site from there or...

Reviews Round-Up!

Here’s a little round-up of what people have been saying about The Lengths lately!   DIGITAL SPY: “…The Lengths is a work of originality, honesty and emotion, and a fascinating look into a world hiding in plain sight.” NEW STATESMAN:“The Lengths is an important work. It covers topics largely passed over even in prose literature, let alone the...

Book Launch Details!

  Here’s a date for your diaries! Friday the 11th of October at Gosh! Comics in Soho, from 7-9pm! I’ll be signing copies of the book, there’ll be a limited edition exclusive bookplate and generally a plan to have a good time and celebrate the culmination of a lot of work. I can’t wait to...

Press Release: The Lengths

Press Release It’s hard being someone’s Mister Right when for a hundred pounds an hour, you’re anyone’s Mister Right Now. “The Lengths is an important work. It covers topics largely passed over even in prose literature, let alone the diversity-challenged world of comics.” – The New Statesman A typical twenty-something struggling to transition into adulthood,...

The Lengths: The Book(s)!

So, I have some very exciting news to finally share with you about The Lengths. The story was always envisioned as being finite, so I’m very pleased to be able to say that I’m working with Soaring Penguin Press to bring out a collected edition this Autumn. I was really pleased when I met up...

Creator-Owned Day

Today is Creator-Owned Day, a celebration of comics made by the people who own the characters within. You can read more about the incentive over here. This is Eddie, the central protagonist of The Lengths heading to the shower after a workout at the gym. You can pick up a copy of The Lengths from...

Christmas sale, T-shirts and the Queer Zine Festival

There’s an enormous 20% off at my web shop: http://cutebutsad.bigcartel.com with the code DECEMBER. If you’re in the UK, final date to get your order to me is the 17th, if you’re abroad, get in much earlier to ensure delivery. If you’re after a t-shirt or anything, head to http://www.redbubble.com/people/hardiman for some cute animal pictures and the...

The Lengths: Complete

“Sexy and seedy dog tales.” – Attitude Magazine. “Beautiful and gritty.” – Out There Magazine. “What stays with you on completing the comic is a sense of having read something raw, powerful and very real.” – Forbidden Planet International. “Gay comics blissfully devoid of rainbow paraphernalia.” – Gay Times. Today, I took delivery of the...

The Lengths: Over

Both Eddie and I have come a long way since the first issue of The Lengths, and I’m pleased to say that the final issue of The Lengths, including chapters 7 and 8 will be available in October. Pre-ordering options are available now. The Lengths started out many years ago when I was in the...

The End of The Lengths

It’s been a long journey along with Eddie, but after issue 6 came out a couple of months ago, I can now announce that issues 7 and 8 will come out together in a double-length (pun painfully intentional) special to bring the story to its conclusion. I’ll put pre-order information online in the next week...
Thoughts on Gay Marriage, Comics and Representation

Thoughts on Gay Marriage, Comics and Representation

Marvel and DC are both racing to grab headlines as the original Green Lantern turns out to be gay in the new 52 and Northstar is getting married over in Marvel continuity. It’s wonderful that mainstream comics are having gay characters. I liked the male couple in Young Avengers and the genderqueer couple in Runaways,...
London

London

Oh, London. Next month, I’m going to be moving away from London, which is going to be a strange change for me – leaving behind the city that’s been home for most of my life, apart from brief sojourns in Norwich and Leeds, and the place that’s been home throughout my adulthood. It’s also the...