spectrum art


“Okay ladies, now let’s get in formation”

It’s the one year anniversary of Beyoncé’s song “Formation”, and issue #2 of Marvel’s America comic (due in April 2017) has a cover by Joe Quinones of Miss America Chavez, paying homage to the classic Bey track.

Hey to all my NB siblings! 

I’m planning an illustrated zine project exploring and celebrating nonbinary genders. I’d love to include the voices of as many NB people as I can gather- I want to hear about your gender, your experiences, and what being nonbinary means to you! I’d also love to draw some of you, because you’re all beautiful.

I’m looking for submissions of anything from a couple of sentences to about 500 words on what being nonbinary means to you, your gender identity, your experiences, what you love about being nonbinary, and anything else you want to share! And if you’d like a little sketch portrait of yourself included along with your words, attach a selfie and I can draw you. 

Some clarification- I’m not looking for art submissions at the moment, but I’ve had lots of interest from awesome artists so I might either change the framework of the book to see if I can accommodate guest art, or try and organise an anthology of art by NB artists in future!

If you’re interested in contributing a few words and/or having your portrait included, anonymously or otherwise, please contact me here or at jayrsimpson@gmail.com. I won’t include anything in the zine without your consent, and I’ll check with you before it’s printed! I’m hoping to be able to send all contributors a PDF copy. 

Currently I’m planning to have the zine finished by September! More info on the content and some sample spreads coming soon.

Can’t wait to hear from you all! Keep being wonderful xxx