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Greetings from Dadville. Art Opening for Justin Hall!
September 6 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT
We are so excited to have the work of Justin Hall at Strut!
For the month of September we are exhibiting “Greetings from Dadville” a collection of Justin Hall’s original comic book art and illustrations. Join us to celebrate this dynamic queer art with some free wine and some free snacks! The Art Opening starts at 8 PM sharp, and will go till 10 PM. Bring your friends, are all welcome!
About the Art
Cartoonist Justin Hall presents original art from three comic book and illustration projects. The first, Greetings from Dadville, is a series of illustrations of hot Daddies in their natural settings: sprawling in lawn chairs, getting burnt at the beach, eating hot dogs, etc. The second, Full Moon, is a story created for the queer horror comics anthology Theater of Terror: Revenge of the Queers. It spotlights a young man’s difficult decision upon arriving to San Francisco to either join a were-pup pack or a crew of Sailor Moon queens. The third is a series of pages from Hall’s graphic novel-in-progress Castle and Creek about the S.F. National Guard Armory and the Mission Creek that runs through its basement, the gay porn industry, Daddy/boy relationships, addiction, closeted ghosts, the Golden Age Wonder Woman, aliens from the future, and other really queer shit.
About the Artist
Justin Hall is the creator of the comics series Hard to Swallow (with Dave Davenport), True Travel Tales, and Glamazonia. He has work in the Houghton Miflin Best American Comics, QU33R, Best Erotic Comics, and the SF Weekly, among others. He edited the Lambda Literary Award-winning, Eisner-nominated No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, which he is now producing as a feature-length documentary film. He is a Fulbright Scholar, an Associate Professor of Comics at CCA, and the Co-Organizer of the Queers & Comics Conference. He lives in San Francisco with his husband and their pet snake.
The Art program at Strut was founded the same year Magnet began its hard work of serving the gay community 16 years ago. Each month we exhibit the work of a queer visual artist, and cannot wait for you all to join us for the Art Opening in September!
If you have any questions about Strut’s art openings or this event, please feel free to contact our community events organizer Baruch Porras Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessibility: There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor.