Whipper Snapper Nerd

Whipper Snapper Nerd

Selections from the Zine, featuring Artists of Creativity Explored

Edited by Harrell Fletcher and Elizabeth Meyer

Published by: Manic D Press, Inc.

Imprint: Manic D Press, Inc.

200 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, Black and white illustrations throughout

  • Paperback
  • 9781945665127
  • Published: September 2018


Whipper Snapper Nerd is an unexpected compilation of divergent artwork and writing created by ten artists at Creativity Explored. Originally appearing in the 1990s as small-edition photocopied zines produced by Fletcher and Meyer, each of the first eight issues was devoted to an individual artist, including Michael Bernard Loggins, James Miles, John Patrick McKenzie, Barbara Doehrman, David Jarvey, Andrew Li, Robert Margolis, and Diane Scaccalosi. Celebrating the original Whipper Snapper Nerd's 25th anniversary, this snappy compilation also includes excerpts from two new zines featuring work by Gerald Wiggins and Christina Marie Fong. Fletcher and Meyer also curated Whipper Snapper Nerd exhibitions at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and at Los Angeles and New York galleries. In addition, many of the ten artists featured have won recognition through exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Outsider Art Fair, and galleries in Japan, France, Korea, New Zealand, and Australia. Founded in 1983, Creativity Explored is a San Francisco art studio and gallery that gives adults with developmental disabilities the means to create and share their work with the community.