Sara Elizabeth Dolan BFA Printmaking Thesis Spring 2015

Solid Gold's Guide

Solid Gold’s Guide is a publication that explores drag king culture and explains why it is important for women to be able to play with social expectations of gender by taking the stage and becoming drag kings. The guide consists of illustrated profiles of drag kings past and present, illustrated face and body drag king makeup tutorials, and interviews and accompanying illustrations of practicing drag kings. On top of the physical publication I have created an online access point for people interested in becoming drag kings by releasing the content of the guide for free across multiple social media platforms. My work aims to create exposure for drag kings, to instill an appreciation in readers for drag king culture, and to act as a guide for women who wish to experience masculinity and to play with gender by giving them the tools and inspiration to create their own drag personas.

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Spring 2015