Crossplay (2018)


Close friends and new acquaintances at an anime convention confront their crushes, challenge their hang-ups, and question their once-comfortable identities in this erotic graphic novel about discovering who you’re meant to truly be and who you’re meant to love.

Home from college for the summer, a group of friends—including cosplay photographer Priya, con pal Emi, lifelong and currently-transitioning friend Lee, crossplayer Sierra, her very supportive boyfriend Tommy, and the mysteriously distracted Jillian—have reunited at their favorite con. What begins as two days of simple fun turns into earth-shaking milestones of sexual discovery, confessed crushes, and gender exploration. Over the course of a single weekend, the group uses what they love to figure out who they are, what they want, and what will make them happy.

From: Iron Circus Comics

Notes on This Title

Portions of this title were originally published behind a paywall on the erotic comics site Filthy Figments. It has since been collected in print.

This is a work of erotica, with frequent depictions of sex and nudity.

A central theme of this work is gender presentation and identity, both in the context of cosplay and erotic roleplay. Not all of the characters’ gender identities are established on panel.

This title contains depictions of misgendering.


2019 Lambda Literary Award Finalist, LGBTQ Erotica
2019 GINCO Award Spotlight


“Ultimately, it’s Smith’s obvious adoration for con culture and especially cosplay that makes Crossplay an emotional, evocative read about finding yourself and finding love” (Source: The AV Club)


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