Dale Lazarov is known as The Father of American Bara Comics as the writer, art director and licensor of Sticky Graphic Novels. Sticky Graphic Novels are wordless, gay character-based, sex-positive graphic novels for an international audience that are considered “a joyous expression of male/male sexuality that, while erotic, is neither grubby nor tasteless” (*The Novel Approach*). Since 2006, he has collaborated on 14 hardcover Sticky Graphic Novels and 39 digital editions with distinctive and evocative gay comics artists from around the globe. In his secret identity, he is Aldo Alvarez, Ph.D., and lives in Chicago.