When: Fri., Jan. 3, 6-10 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 18, 6-10 p.m. 2020
ABO (short for abolition) Comics has been putting in that work. The collective of creators and activists who work to amplify the voices of LGBTQ prisoners through art, claims to keep queer prisoners connected to the outside community and help them in the fight toward liberation. The profits they generate go back to incarcerated artists, especially those with little to no resources. Since 2015, they’ve paid artists nearly $15,000 for contributions to collections and three anthologies. Following the release of its third anthology, ABO Comix will share original art, comics and sketches gathered over the past two years, with an opening reception during January’s First Friday. This is its first-ever art show featuring the work of more than 50 queer artists in prison.
D. Scot Miller