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“If Dynasty were gay and had sex with Queer As Folk then wandered into bed with Sex and the City and had Will & Grace as a nightcap, it might wake up in the morning looking something like ‘Troy.’

     - Greg Archer, “The BottomLine” magazine.


Set in a slightly fictional version of West Hollywood, CA., quite possibly the gayest little city in North America, "Troy" follows the everyday trials and tribulations of Troy, a "typical" young, urban, gay guy. The themes, however, are universal enough for anyone who's ever felt friendship, love, infatuation, lust, jealousy, or gone through a bitter and painful break-up at the hands of a psychotic ex can understand. The tone is, at times, rather sarcastic!


One of the longest running, regularly-published, gay comics, “Troy” ran from June 1998 until April 2012 in numerous LGBT publications throughout the U. S., United Kingdom, Canada, parts of South America and Australia, in the book “Growing Up Gay In America” by Jason Rich, and on LOGO's, B.I.T.C.H. in South Africa, and in Turkey. The strip has won two WeHo Awards, one in 2003, and one in 2006. In June of 2005, several “Troy” strips were selected to appear in QCC’s “WAR” themed Queer Arts Festival ‘05 at SomArts Gallery in San Francisco alongside works from 32 other artists from 9 different countries.


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