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Murdoc's recent clients include GayCities, Ephemeral Night Terrors Press, Hilary Scott, and more.

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Murdoc Specializes In:

Graphic Design, Typesetting, Brand Identity, and Photography. Murdoc's approach is that every project is a story waiting to be told, whether the media is print or digital.

Depending on the time of day, Johnny Murdoc is a graphic designer, a publisher, a typesetter, a writer, an editor, and a photographer, a sex educator, and an activist. Most importantly, he's a storyteller. Murdoc splits his time doing freelance work and operating Queer Young Cowboys, a small press dedicated to intimate and honest explorations of gay male sexuality. 

Murdoc lives in St. Louis, MO, with his husband. They have an urban garden where they used to have a driveway. They ride bikes and drink beer and whiskey and don’t eat meat. Murdoc has one tattoo and it sums up his world view: “Truth is singular. It’s versions are mistruths,” a quote from David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. Some day he’ll have more tattoos. He likes stars, campfires, and floating down rivers.

Johnny Murdoc is the nom de queer of Jared Rourke.

@johnnymurdoc

Editing an interview I shot with Candid author Benji Bright. #queeryoungcowboys #benjibright #publishordie #editordie
Regram from @_dbk_ from his trip to #DTLA #queeryoungcowboys #goingfastinloosedirections
Tank top design. Queer Young Cowboys, June 2014 #queeryoungcowboys #tanktop #instahomo #gaydesign #samesexmarriage #gaymarriage #equality #floral
God damn, Justin Torres. #fuckingfantastic
Finally got a desk lamp in the office for late-night work realness. Listening to Andrew Bird and writing. Thinking about people that I love. There are so many.
Scrambled tofu with kale and jalapeño-roasted potatoes. #homovegan #gayvegan #vegan
Hooray for a new chef's knife! And a garden full of cherry tomatoes and jalapeños. #vegan #veganlife #gayvegan #homovegan #vscocam
I was working but now I'm learning. #readordie #gay #instagay #instahomo #fiction
I'm going to need to buy some more hats. #snapback #fivepanel #floral #vscocam #instagay #instahomo #ballcapsaresexierthanballs #queeryoungcowboys
Did I mention that the sale runs all weekend? I won't hound you nearly add much as I did yesterday, but books like @dannywylde's coming of age--holy shit is that a v------?! novel Come to my Brother are 20% off until Monday! queeryoungcowboys.com. #gay #gayerotica #smallpress #publishordie

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