The Atlas of Billy Dean Vol 2: Explicitly Queer
The Atlas of Billy Dean is an incredible compilation of drawings by Billy Thomas, a queer artist incarcerated in Texas. Billy has been collaborating with A.B.O. Comix since 2017 and sends many packages of artwork a month that we are thrilled to release in this 2 part series.
The art in this book was made to help process and share with the world Billy's story as an artist diagnosed with severe mental illness' who has survived abuse in foster care homes, mental hospitals and prisons.
These pages are filled with his hope and pain, his desires and reality. Billy's art helps you see the world through his eyes, and opens you to a new way of perceiving. His art is filled with vibrant colors, expressionist imagery, and real stories.
Billy writes, "I have capital life yet my love for God tells me I’ll overturn or receive early parole any day now. For God opens the hearts of people to stand for us that can’t stand for ourselves."
We hope this book will help Billy receive legal support, a new trial, access to mental health care and many new friends.
Content Warning: This book contains nudity and sexual acts, and is intended for mature audiences only.