• Image of Flocks: Chapter 1
  • Image of Flocks: Chapter 1
  • Image of Flocks: Chapter 1

32 pages. Black & white. Published by Retrofit Comics.

An "honest and beautiful memoir about struggling with your sexual identity as a Christian child."

A review by Line Olsson:
The most powerful comic I encountered at MICE this year was L. Nichols's Flocks. Nichols sat at the table next to me, and I found her comics fascinating with their beautifully printed covers and intriguing mixed media technique. When I picked up Flocks, I expected it to be something good, but I did not expect that just from leafing through the pages, the story would throw me a punch in the stomach. This copy of Flocks, with the under title "A Paradox of Faith" is the first chapter of what Nichols intends to be a full graphic novel, and takes us into the world of a girl who realizes that rather than being a part of the "we" of her surrounding community in fact belongs into the category of "those others" who only seem to be defined in degrading, ridiculed and shameful terms.