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L. Nichols, a trans man, artist, and MIT engineering grad was born and raised in rural southwest Louisiana, assigned female at birth and raised by conservative Christians. His graphic novel ‘Flocks’ was released to critical acclaim and is his memoir of that childhood, his family, friends and community…the flocks of Flocks, that shaped and re-shaped him.

Now a celebrated multi-disciplinary artist with a distinct voice that utilizes the language of science and engineering to add an additional layer of meaning and complexity to his art, L.’s illustrations and comics have appeared in the Village Voice, Gilt Taste, the Atlantic, the Zinester’s Guide to NYC, Smoke Signal, SMITH Magazine, the Nib, and the anthologies QU33R (Northwest Press), We’re Still Here (Stacked Deck Press) and Warmer: A Collection of Comics about Climate Change for the Fearful & Hopeful. He is the co-publisher (as Grindstone Comics) of the award-nominated comics quarterly, Ley Lines, with Czap Books. He lives, and works as an illustrator, comic artist, graphic designer, educator and sometime blacksmith, with his wife and their two children in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Upcoming events

Feb. 13, 2019 - Guest Speaker at SVA Class (private)

June 3, 2019, 6:30pm - NY Public Library, Main Branch