So Death Will End: The Story of Forrest Bess, Outsider Artist and Gender Visionary 1911-1977 (Zine)
by Lucy Talbot Allen
A graphic biography told in the form of a reverential letter, we take a look at how outsider artist Forrest Bess painted a future that no one could yet dream of in the 1920s. While largely unexplored outside of their art, Bess conceptualized important, early ideas around gender, such as genital autosurgery, homosexuality, and gender as more than a pre-determined binary. These largely overlooked and misunderstood aspects of the artist's life are lovingly examined in this comic honoring an important queer icon.