Flash (noun): a sudden burst / a brief display / a short summary / a symbolic occurrence. (verb): To burst suddenly / to display for a brief moment / to give a short summary / to occur symbolically. (adjective): sudden / brief / short / symbolic.
I am obsessed with ideas & symbols. Something will just flash into my head, and I suddenly have to draw it as a simple line drawing. I’ll set it aside, and come back to it every so often. Often, this process reveals another flash of insight, a word, phrase, quote. Repeated enough these flashes create a glossary of concepts that include symbol, word, definition, and (a) guiding quote(s). This glossary can then be used to better communicate the complexity and depth of Queerly Complex creations.
Check out our Collabs page to see how we’ve used Flash to map what we are co-creating with other Queerdos and our comrades
Nature: The essential / fundamental / material / temporal qualities of phenomena.
“From water I have learned to move around and past fixed objects to reach my goal. From our winged kindred I have learned there are times to swarm and that such a swarm can take down even the largest and cockiest predator. But the most important lesson of all, for me, has been how history embeds in every living thing. The land land speaks to me of a much longer time frame than the one my body understands. It reminds me that ours are generational fights that are passed down like legacy." Malkia Cyril as found in Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown
Size Guide: Inches
Product & Care Info
Queerly Complex selected Next Level 3600 t-shirts because of the way they fit our bodies and feel upon our skin. They end just below the waist, have fitted sleeves, and the body is straight with seams running down both sides. They are perfect for all kinds & sizes of bodies. PLUS! They are 100% combed ring-spun cotton, so they are soft to the touch and get softer with each wash.
Some washing & care instructions:
Turn t-shirt inside out.
Machine wash cold on the gentle cycle with mild detergent and similar colors.
Use non-chlorine bleach, only when necessary.
Do not use fabric softeners.
Tumble dry low, or hang-dry for longest life.
Cool iron inside-out if necessary. Do not iron decoration.
Do not dry clean.
What is Queer Comfortwear
Queer Comfortwear is our armor as we go out into a world hostile towards Queerdos. It’s soft to the touch, bold on the eye, and hangs just a wee bit loose, which means it fits perfectly. When you put it on, you feel more at ease with who you are and able to say what you want, need, or desire to say. Queerly Complex Queer Comfortwear will become your absolute favorite apparel any time you just want to be you.
For John, Queer Comfortwear started as a black t-shirt, the one piece of apparel he’s worn every day for over three decades. It started with band tees, like Coil, Soft Cell, and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Wearing them helped him find his people in 80s and 90s LA, people he’s still dear friends with today. John learned the simple black t-shirt is more than just a tee. It’s a canvas upon which you can broadcast a message that helps you find fellow Queerdos and our comrades.
Queer Comfortwear for Jason could be a dress, a hoodie, a pair of sweats or leggings, a cap, a blouse. It is any piece of apparel that can go from cooking in the kitchen to lounging in the park to dancing on the dancefloor and still feels like it belongs. Jason’s played with gender their whole adult life, so Queer Comfortwear is any item you adore because it adorns you in a way that helps you be who you want, need, and desire to be.
Why Made on Demand
After looking into numerous production processes, Queerly Complex chose Print-on-Demand because it allows us to not be wasteful and still provide a range of products. We tried out a variety of options, and settled on Printful as the source of our Print-on-Demand merch because as a company they are the most reliable with the highest quality printing. That’s why Queerly Complex merch costs just a bit more and may take a bit longer to get to you. Each and every item is printed just for you.