At the heart of all of my artistic endeavors is 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.
Scroll on, my darlings, and sample some of my tales.
Let’s start with some comics, currently my favorite way of telling tales. A note of caution: bawdiness lies ahead.
In the not too distant future, a pile of space junk coalesces into a sentient entity and has to save itself from being recycled. Appears in Tales from the Dispatch, Vol. 2.
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Drawing and Painting
If you like your pictures without words, I’ve got some of those, too. Scroll on, but only if you’re comfortable with (tasteful) nudity.
Thoughts and Happenings
- Physical ResonancesWatching that intensity creates a resonance of the physical efforts required to create such a physique.
- Thoughts on queer representationJust like process over product, think creator over creation.
- Returnings of the yearLife outside the studio may be on hold, but the art-making continues. I’m grateful for the manifold privileges of health, safety, and security that allow this. The last year held challenges for all of us, but it would be the height of ignorance and arrogance for me to complain without at least some acknowledgement ofContinue reading “Returnings of the year”
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- Chasing the FlameIt’s about time I let you all in on my next comic book project. It’s called Chasing the Flame, will be about 40 pages, full color. Print and digital copies for sale sometime around the end of 2021
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.
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 and writings of Elizabeth Bishop and Oscar Wilde.