Samuel is showcasing ‘Gay Boy’, his first comic series about his sexuality as a gay trans man. He delves into his doubts and fears, sharing intimate insights of coming to terms with an identity he feels so close to, yet so removed from. He overlays illustrations of himself shirtless, baring his post-op chest and his empty underwear, with text about his sexuality. He questions past and future lovers, as well as the objectification or tokenisation of the trans body in cis gay male spaces.
The Imperial Up Gallery is also featuring some of his latest works in digital illustration, textiles and coloured pencil, exploring his trans masculinity and stories about reconnecting with his childhood self since transitioning.
The Imperial Up Gallery is located on the first floor of The Imperial Hotel, 35 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville NSW.