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/

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

Pixo3 Phoebe

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

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/  

 

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!

Third Place Books front of store image

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

May 1 – U of Chicago Opening-Talk

photo of University of Chicago gargoyle

©2014 University of Chicago

This is an exhibit and talk about of some of the original bristol board art from Pregnant Butch. Curated by World-Famous Comics Scholar Hillary “Outside the Box” Chute!

Pregnant Butch – Opening Reception & Artists’s Talk with A.K. Summers
Thursday, May 1, 2014
4:00-6:00 PM
Centers for Gender/Race Studies, Community Room (105)
5733 S University Ave
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637

http://arts.uchicago.edu/event/ak-summers-pregnant-butch