She’s beauty and gives face, she might spray you with mace… just because she can. Welcome to the Miss U.S. of Heya Pageant, where the rule to win is simple: be, like, totally unforgettable. This highly collectible visual history of the world’s favoritest pageant will take you behind the scenes with expert interviews, never before seen footage, and essential style tips from the queens themselves. And for fashion conscious readers, the book is sized to fit perfectly into most large clutch bags or miniature backpacks and if you spray it with your favorite perfume it becomes scented.
“The leggy ladies of Menorah Horwitz’ singularly fabulous Miss U.S. of Heya are “like, totally unforgettable,” as is their creator, Mx. Horwitz herself. Perhaps the only person to ever graduate from an editorial position at Marvel Comics (it didn’t work out) to performing in drag shows and drawing Wookie porn, Menorah Horwitz has crafted a one-of-a-kind path for herself through, around, away from and back into the comic world.” –Paste Magazine
“Part comic, part fashion illustration, and part “expert” commentary, Miss U.S. of Heya joins the ranks of must-have queer comics.” –Book Riot
“Miss U.S. of Heya is a beauty pageant that’s part extravagant drag show, part psychedelic art experiment.” –Gosh! Comics
“Though these contestants may not be good role models, they are fierce and fabulous!” –Librarie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week
Menorah Horwitz is the drag alter ego of Portland based artist Michael Horwitz. He received his BFA in Film and Television studies from New York University and his MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art. Previous printed projects include the self-published “My Boyfriend Walt Whitman” and “The Wookie Woof Book”. His work has been featured in PDX Contemporary Art, PICA’s Time Based Arts Festival, Disjecta, and Linework NW. In 2015 he was named “A Queer to Watch” by Advocate.com.