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).

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The Longest Shortest Time

The Longest Shortest Time podcast logo and image from Pregnant Butch

Last month, I met with Hillary Frank of WNYC’s The Longest Shortest Time and we talked of things pregnant and butch.  http://longestshortesttime.com/2014/10/15/podcast-41-how-to-be-a-pregnant-butch/

The Longest Shortest Time is a WNYC podcast for all of you hollow-eyed ghouls who find yourselves up in the middle of the night (not by choice). I heard of it because, after my book came out with its Spiritual Midwifery-bashing chapter, a friend asked me if I’d heard Hillary Frank’s podcast about Ina May Gaskin. I hadn’t. I looked it up and was astonished. Hillary had the chutzpah and decency to actually call up Ina May Gaskin and challenge the legendary midwife-author about her promise of “ecstatic childbirth” in S.M., among other things. Of course, I had my own different bone to pick with Ina May, but I took the sneaky bomb-throwing, comic-drawing route instead. #whyimnotajournalist  http://longestshortesttime.com/2014/04/16/podcast-28-the-missing-chapter-to-ina-mays-guide/  

 

Some NYC bookstores

For those of you at the Half King event who were not able to buy books, I did manage to find out these NYC booksellers who are carrying PREGNANT BUTCH:

Spoonbill & Sugartown
http://www.spoonbillbooks.com/
218 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Book Culture
http://www.bookculture.com/
536 West 112th Street New York, NY 10025
(Between Broadway & Amsterdam)

Forbidden Planet
http://www.fpnyc.com/
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
(below Union Square)

Left Bank Books
http://leftbankbooksny.com/
17 8th Ave., New York, NY 10014