Creator Profile: Edward Ficklin
Bio:Writer and artist Edward Ficklin focuses on illustration and visual storytelling using traditional media. He loves exploring the many facets of queer identity and representation in his stories and images. Read his on-going webcomic Lavender Menace at lavendermenace.net. He's also written for the stage. His major works include Antinous and Hadrian (music by Clint Borzoni), an opera about the ill-fated love affair of a Roman emperor and unknown youth from the stix and The Context of Love Lives, a music-theater work based on the lives of writings of Elizabeth Bishop and Oscar Wilde. When not creating his own work, he helps to improve the professional landscape and opportunities for musicians by guiding the development of New Music USA's award-winning online platform, newmusicusa.org.