POCtober Sketch Book
Raeghan Buchanan & Southside Frank
The POCtober Sketchbook is a collection of illustrations by Raeghan Buchanan and Southside Frank that collates and displays the best of their @poctoberart entries. POCtober Art is a digital instagallery that was established 2018 by Buchanan, in the tradition of one-a-day October drawing challenges, and it focuses on the discovery and celebration of Black/POC punk, rock, and funk bands through art.
In addition to 56 pages of black & white illustrations, POCtober Sketchbook features “Sista Grrrl Punks: All Your Riot Belongs to Us,” a 6,000 word essay by Buchanan on the Sista Grrrls and the Sista Grrrl Riots. She explores the lives of this collective of New York musicians - Tamar-Kali, Honeychild Coleman, Simi Stone, and Maya Sokora, and the shows they threw in the late 90s/early oughts, their individual histories and their unconditional support for one another while navigating the New York music scenes and the social climate of the times. The sketchbook also features a short article by Southside Frank: "A Throwback of Significance,” about Black shoegaze, and also grunge icon Tina Bell.