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about me

A little about me

My creative journey up to now has been a winding one, taking me along a number of different routes. There's been some music, some words, some music and words, some pictures, and pictures with words.

At the heart of all of these endeavors has always been the story. We're all about our stories. The real and the not so real. In fact, the not so real tell us more than the real. So, I continue making more and more stories.

Happy reading, my darlings.

Writer and artist Edward Ficklin focuses on illustration and visual storytelling using traditional media. He loves exploring the many facets of queer identity and representation in his stories and images. Read his on-going webcomic Lavender Menace at lavendermenace.net.

He's also written for the stage. His major works include Antinous and Hadrian (music by Clint Borzoni), an opera about the ill-fated love affair of a Roman emperor and unknown youth from the stix and The Context of Love Lives, a music-theater work based on the lives of writings of Elizabeth Bishop and Oscar Wilde.

When not creating his own work, he helps to improve the professional landscape and opportunities for musicians by guiding the development of New Music USA's award-winning online platform, newmusicusa.org.

Some Things To Look At

figure study, gouache on paper
figure study, digital painting
Desolation, graphite on paper
figure study, pastel on paper
White Tara's hands, colored pencil
A little sunshine, ninja-k fan art, pencil
Bromance, ink on paper
Dancer from the dance, pencil on paper
light study, conte crayon on paper
manga dude, pencil
Lavender Menace, page 1
Spidey, digital painting

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