After San Francisco's new mayor announced imminent plans to "clean up" downtown with a new corporate "dot com corridor" and arts district--featuring the new headquarters of Twitter and Burning Man--curators Erick Lyle and Chris Johanson brought over 100 artists and activists together with …
Flocks Chapter 1 a Paradox of Faith
by L. Nichols
Published by Retrofit
32p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
L. Nichols' Flocks is about the pressures of growing up queer in a deeply Christian community....fear of knowing yourself, fear of others finding out....losing religious conviction just as you're throwing yourself deeper in. Nichols' drawings have a great textural tone - zipatone shading and shaggy linework stylize the rag doll protagonist in a churchy world - impulsive like Mickey Z's work with the sincerity of Howard Cruse. -EF