[a book cover. soft yellow text on a shimmering blue background. it says, “non-binary: a moody book of complicated feelings. written and illustrated by Anthony DellaRosa.”]
But I wrote a fucking book. It’s on Amazon right now.
It’s a children’s picture book about growing up queer as hell in a world that wants to crush you to bits.
If you identify as queer or low-income, you can DM me on Twitter or Tumblr, or use the contact form on this site, for a free copy, no questions asked, no need to prove yourself.
Or if you have a blog or a YouTube channel or whatever, you can also DM me to get a review copy.
It also has a GoodReads page.
Tell your friends?
[purple text on a pale lavender background. the font simulates handwriting scribbled in crayon, a quiet piece of simulated intimacy. it says, “i can’t even begin to tell you how much i love you.”]
[“all my enby friends.”]
[“and all the other enbies i’m never going to get to meet.”]
[“i love you. so much. and i want you to be okay.”]
[“i need you to be okay.”]
[“there is so much that i’m never going to be able to say.”]
[“so many feelings that i am never going to be able to push out my mouth.”]
[“i don’t know how to. i don’t have the words.”]
[“but i love you. and i’m with you.”]
[“and we have a right to be alive in this world.”]
A tiny, insufficient thing I made at 6am, thinking about pride month and politics.
[a graphic in the style of Sailor Moon — a teal backdrop dotted with tiny white stars, with a soft yellow crescent moon in the top-right corner. the text says, “my pronouns are they and them.”]
And just one more note before we really get rolling. <3
Another little graphic I made a while back, originally posted on my Tumblr. This one’s a visual representation of what it feels like to be a borderline.
over the course of six pictures, the phrases,
- “don’t overshare,”
- “but don’t clam up or shut down,”
- “but don’t force it,”
- “but don’t self-isolate,”
- “but don’t take anything for granted,” and
- “BUT DON’T CLING”
overlap in ways that are hard to look at and hard to process, alienating and disorienting — blurring and overlapping in harsh, caustic, clashing colors and a cartoonish font.
in the seventh picture, on top of all of that, in acidic, garish, neon type, looking almost like a series of intrusive, eye-gouging, pop-up advertisements, come the phrases,
- “don’t be fake. weird. creepy. selfish. abusive. draining. manipulative. overwhelming,”
- “i hate me,”
- “why is this so hard?”
- “other people know how to do this,”
- “fuck you,”
- “fuck me,”
- “fuck everything,”
- “you’re not worth this,”
- “i’m not worth this,” and
- “what is wrong with me?”
in the eighth picture, the image goes completely black.
in the ninth, it’s still black, still mostly empty, but in plain white text in a plain white font, it says, “i was just thinking about something. (pause) i don’t remember what it was.”]
[a colorful, vaguely psychedelic graphic — glowing yellow text on a background of teal, undulating shapes. it says, “I’m fucking autistic, babes.”]
I make little graphics like this, sometimes, when I feel like I have something in me that I just can’t get out some other way. I made this one a little while back. it’s not exactly “core content,” but it feels like a neat way to sort of christen the opening of the site.