Alex Smith (he/him) is a Pew Arts Grant-winning writer (comics, sci-fi, scripts, band and music performer and artist bios, culture and arts criticism), artist, musician, and curator living in West Philadelphia. Smith has been published in Bandcamp, WXPN The Key, Pitchfork, and Philly Art Blog. His work focuses on the Black LGBT community, providing space for dialog about Black queer empowerment, futurity, and imagination. Smith's sci-fi/Afrofuturist short-story collection ARKDUST is forthcoming from Rosarium Publishing. Follow him @Alexoteric on Twitter and Instagram.