Writer, J.W. Thurston, the "Gothistorian" is releasing a new illustrated book, What is Goth? A Timeline of Goth's History and Influence.
This will be the first illustrated book for J.W, the author of I Wouldn't Mind Dyin' (and Other Essays). What is Goth? will be available Amazon, and until the book is released you can follow J.W. on Patreon for exclusive art and illustrations leading up to the release
This is a scary venture for me. This is an entirely new book, and new concept for me. I’m not looking forward to the people who will be quick to tell me what “is” or “isn’t” goth, or lament my lack of centering the known, white faces we most associate with goth. But the artwork and text are on their way to being completed, and the narrative I think is one Black goths and other alternative people of color will appreciate. I want to create something that will stand out, and maybe stand the test of time as a project that highlights our achievements and contributions to these alternative scenes, and how they’ve influenced us. I'm hoping you, on the other side of the screen, reading this now, will join me and help make this book worthwhile. -J.W. xo