Through personal memoir blending the innocence of childhood with the fears of growing up, Red incorporates hand lettering with a grammatically-fragmented flipbook structure to address the chaos and humor that comes with growing up gay in 1980’s America. Within this flip structure, all of the juicy details—from a Southern Baptist upbringing, to defining the AIDS crisis via The Phil Donahue Show, to confessions at the neighborhood Red Lobster—blur together, reflecting the chaos amidst the clarity of self-discovery.

11.5 x 6.5 inches. Hardback with black cloth cover, spiral bound, 11 leaves, each a digital inkjet print of hand-drawn lettering from India ink on 100 lb. Bristol board. Red, railroad board end pages. All pages are cut into 7 horizontal strips to allow for multiple narrative combinations. Signed edition of 10.

Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago