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A story about a newly realized lesbian woman, hellbent on reaching spiritual enlightenment. Even if it kills her.
Cheryl just came out and she’s been doing just fine, thanks for asking!!!! She just broke up with her dog, quit gluten, cut contact with her father, and is just really trying to focus on getting enough water daily! It’s all going great!! Except it isn’t and everything is terrible, because no matter what Cheryl does she really can’t shake that there’s something wrong deep down in the core of her being. What would really fix things would be to address her lingering internalized homophobia and childhood trauma. Or reach total spiritual enlightenment, reaching total enlightenment sounds easier, let’s go with that one.
As Cheryl falls further down the New Age wellness industrial complex however, the world turns out to be a lot weirder and sicker than she could have ever imagined. Now Cheryl is forced to confront that not only is it not all about her, but that she might have some part to play in making it better.
From the (self-proclaimed) cackling gremlin that created Lake Jehovah, Cheryl is a vision board of a coming-out gone sideways.
About the Author
Jillian Fleck is a comic creator from Calgary, Alberta. They received a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Alberta University of the Arts and later a Masters of Letters in Comic Studies from the University of Dundee. Their work has been published in a variety of zines, anthologies, academic journals, and stand alone publications.
Aside from making comics, Jillian has also taught classes and workshops, and given public lectures regarding the comics medium and zine making. Through comics they have been given the opportunity to share their work internationally and connect with people worldwide and within their own community. In their spare time they are known to grow orchids, chat about pro wrestling, and make ink.
8.5 x 6 inches
152 b&w pages, 8 colour pages