2017 Queers & Comics Confabulousness

Queers & Comics logoBristles and tats and l’il felt tips, people: The 2017 Queers & Comics Conference is upon us! It’s in San Francisco this time (last one was 2015 in NYC) on Friday and Saturday, April 14-15. Queer comics superstars Gengoroh Tagame and Mariko Tamaki are conference keynote speakers…as if the mere notion of such a conglomeration was not enuf!

I will be there too–appearing on (in? at?) A Life in Panels: Queer Women Memoir on Saturday at 4:30-6 PM with immoderate moderator/doggie drawer Nicole Georges, and a pack of other graphic self-revealers, including Becky Hawkins, Leanne Franson, Sophie Yanow, and Khale McHurst. I will also be signing books on Saturday, April 15, from 12-1 PM.

Info and Tickets: http://www.queersandcomics.cca.edu/

Schedule of events: http://www.queersandcomics.cca.edu/2017schedule

 

Talk at Interference Archive – March 8, 2016

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©1992 A.K. Summers

Tintin, Tom of Finland and Beyond: How I Came to Comics through Alt Masculinity and Bad Sex

Didja know I used to do a zine in which characters regularly appeared without trousers? I will be giving a talk on the angry 1990s sex rant that was negativa and the influence on my work of alternative comics and zines such as Love & Rockets, Eightball, Tom of Finland, G.B. Jones, Straight to Hell and more.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7 PM.

Interference Archive

131 8th Street — #4
Brooklyn, NY 11215

http://interferencearchive.org/tintin-tom-of-finland-and-beyond-how-i-came-to-comics-through-alt-masculinity-and-bad-sex/

New York Comic Con – Oct. 10

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New York Comic Con 2015

Prism Comics Presents: Autobiography in Queer Comics

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!

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

Brooklyn Book Festival – Sept. 20

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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).

www.brooklynbookfestival.org
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Wotta night at NEIU

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!

Photo of Nicole Georges, Phoebe Gloeckner, Hillary Chute, AK Summers at Northeastern Illinois University

Nicole Georges, Phoebe Gloeckner, Hillary Chute, AK Summers prepping for talk at Northeastern Illinois University

Talk at NEIU with Phoebe Gloeckner, Nicole Georges

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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.
NEIU Auditorium
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

http://neiu.edu/university-life/arts-northeastern/visiting-writers-series/graphic-novelists-panel

Seattle PB readings – Aug. 11 & 12

I’m doing two readings from PREGNANT BUTCH in Seattle – August 11th & 12th, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park and at Elliott Bay Books in Capitol Hill. I’m told they’re on opposite sides of town, so we shouldn’t have to worry about rival neighborhood gangs of natural childbirth enthusiasts and their bowtie-wielding dandy enforcers mixing it up. Peace, y’all!

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PREGNANT BUTCH – reading and slideshow
Monday, August 11th
7:00pm
Third Place Books (Lake Forest location)
Location: 17171 Bothell Way NE

Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Elliott Bay Books front of store image

PREGNANT BUTCH – reading and slideshow
Tuesday, August 12th
7:00pm
Elliott Bay Books
Location: 1521 10th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Tr!ckster – Berkeley, CA on August 3

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I will be reading and showing a slideshow from PREGNANT BUTCH at Tr!ckster in Berkeley, CA on Sunday, August 3, at 7 PM. No joke. For reals. I mean it now. Get those pants back on… Etc.

A.K. Summers reads from PREGNANT BUTCH
Sunday, August 3, 2014
7 PM
TR!CKSTER
2631 Ashby Ave, Suite A
Berkeley, CA 94705
http://www.trickstertrickster.com
510-665-8900

PB & Nicole J. Georges

photo of Nicole J. Georges and corgi friend

PB not pictured.

I will be reading in Portland, Oregon this August 8 with Nicole J. Georges, author-artist of Calling Dr. Laura. Though Nicole self-describes as “barren,” she just took home the Best Graphic Novel prize from Lambda Lit.

One queer’s barren is another queer’s fertile abundance!

Pregnant Butch & Nicole J. Georges
Friday, August 8 at 7:00pm in PDT
Independent Publishing Resource Center
1001 SE Division St
Portland, Oregon
97202 USA
(503) 827-0249
http://www.iprc.org