Flocks #1

Grindstone Comics
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"Flocks, chapter 1: A Paradox Of Faith" by L. Nichols

An "honest and beautiful memoir about struggling with your sexual identity as a Christian child."

A review by Line Olsson
The most powerful comic I encountered at MICE this year was L. Nichols's Flocks. Nichols sat at the table next to me, and I found her comics fascinating with their beautifully printed covers and intriguing mixed media technique. When I picked up Flocks, I expected it to be something good, but I did not expect that just from leafing through the pages, the story would throw me a punch in the stomach. This copy of Flocks, with the under title "A Paradox of Faith" is the first chapter of what Nichols intends to be a full graphic novel, and takes us into the world of a girl who realizes that rather than being a part of the "we" of her surrounding community in fact belongs into the category of "those others" who only seem to be defined in degrading, ridiculed and shameful terms.

Published by Grindstone Comics

5.5" x 8.5", 32 pages. $5
Full-color cover with b+w interior. Saddle-stitched