MYSTICAL BOYSCOUT #4
by Aaron Billings
120 pages, Perfect Bound, 12.5cm x 17cm, 2 colour risograph insides, 3 colour risograph cover with thermographic gloss finish.
Mystical Boy Scout is the physical manifestation of homosexual resilience, extravagance and sexual prowess, and he’s finally settling down with his boyfriend Alex in a beat-up share house. That is until the date of their scheduled house inspection, which they are far from prepared for. Can gay magic help you pass a house inspection? What kind of secrets is he sitting on? What would you do to protect your boyfriend and your boyfriend’s pet chicken? All these questions beg an answer.
Aaron Billings has been published in Meanjin, The Lifted Brow, Going Down Swinging, Canary Press, Firefly zine, Castles in the Sky anthology and many others for drawing, comic work and writing. He has exhibited quilts, embroidery and paintings with Blindside gallery, Tinning street gallery, Off the Kerb galleries, No Vacancy gallery and many more. He’s an around town kinda boy. His favourite movie is ‘Night of the Hunter’, his favourite colour is rose pink and he’s an emotional Capricorn.
Praise for Mystical Boyscout #4:
"The queer share house fairytale we've all been waiting for. Smoky, scratchy, bright, serious, poetic, and funny, Aaron Billings presents a mini grand unified theory of supernatural visitors, real estate inspections, overly perfect boyfriends, and the Russian space dog, Laika. It's really a story for the lovesick puppy in each of us, a book that charms you, freaks you out a bit, and gives you all the feelings."
- Ronnie Scott
"This book is funny and strange... I wish all the world was as gay as Mystical Boy Scout"
- Tommi Parrish