Family Traditions


Rumpus artist extraordinaire Jason Novak brings The Bay Citizen an illustrated story of taking his young daughter to the Hunky Jesus Contest, a San Francisco Easter tradition Novak used to attend as a teenager “hungry to outrage” his elders.

“Easter in Dolores Park is part of the fabled other country that swells in my imagination. I took my family there this year with the expectation that we’d be the freak breeders in the crowd, which of course is nonsense. There were hundreds of breeders there, and as many children as adults. I was getting my information from the sad little dark box I keep my head in.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →