PREGNANT BUTCH made the Best American Comics of 2015 Notable Comics list!
Sat. October 10| 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Room 1A01
The autobiography genre has been a staple of indie comics for decades. Some of the best examples of the form are the work of LGBT creators who have used this platform to share stories about their often misunderstood subcultures. Join Moderator Tara Madison Avery (Gooch) and Panelists Morgan Boecher (What’s Normal Anyway?), Sina Grace (Self-Obsessed), L. Nichols (Flocks), Carlo Quispe (Uranus), AK Summers (Pregnant Butch) and Ariel Schrag (Likewise) for a lively discussion about comics that are true to queer life!
Hey, NYC people: I will be at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Sept. 20, 2:00 PM, Brooklyn Historical Society Auditorium, 28 Pierrepont St.
The event is a panel called Can’t You See Who I Am? at which three comic creators talk about their new books, that explore identity, place, and finding your purpose in the city. Join A.K. Summers, author and artist of Pregnant Butch, about her adventures in motherhood; Julian Voloj with his comic biography Ghetto Brother on Benjy Melendez, and the events of gangland New York in the 1970s, and Lisa Wilde, NYC high school teacher whose collected memoir zine Yo, Miss, follows her and her diverse students as they struggle and celebrate over a single academic year. Moderated by Jessica Abel, (Out on a Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio).
Here I am with Nicole Georges, Phoebe Gloeckner (who took this iconic bathroom mirror photo), and Hillary Chute. See? It really happened. It was a stellar panel. Thanks to all of you at Northeastern Illinois University and especially Alicia Erian for organizing!
This is kinda late for me to be posting this but…TONIGHT I’m on a panel with Phoebe Gloeckner and Nicole Georges at Northeastern Illinois University, moderated by real-deal, I’m-not-making-this-up, Professional Comics Scholar, Professor Hillary Chute! This should be a great big wide-open vat of a talk. Thrills ‘n spills with nibbage to spare! Open, as it should be, to the comics-concerned public.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6-8 p.m.
3701 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, IL 60646
Free, No Tickets Required
Complimentary parking in Lot F or Levels 4 & 5 of the parking garage
This is a piece by Snow Kelleher about finding unexpected masculinity in the preggered state. Illustration by yours truly. Yes, the guy in the loincloth has a tail.
Here’s a little comic about my new favorite band Curtain of Udders, just up on Mutha Magazine.
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