Rainbows will follow rainstorms at the Queer Comics Expo on April 27-28 from 11am to 5pm each day at the Cartoon Art Museum’s new home in Fisherman’s Wharf at 781 Beach Street. The Expo encourages attendees to dress up, draw, meet artists, mingle, watch demonstrations, join conversations, and learn about the fierce LGBTQAI+ world of comics and cartoons. This year the Queer Comics Expo is proud to feature Bay Area rising cartoonist Maia Kobabe as the special guest
Maia Kobabe is a non-binary, queer author and illustrator with an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts. E was nominated as a Promising New Talent in the Ignatz Awards in 2016. Eir first full length comic book, Gender Queer: A Memoir is due out from Lion Forge in summer 2019 and is the subject of the Cartoon Art Museum’s Emerging Artist Showcase from March 1-July 1, 2019.
E has published many short comics including in the anthologies The Secret Loves of Geeks (Dark Horse, 2018), Gothic Tales of Haunted Love (Bedside Press, 2018) Mine! (Comics Mix, 2018), Tabula Idem (Fortuna Media, 2017), Alphabet (Stacked Deck Press, 2016), Faster Than Light, Y’all (Iron Circus Comics, 2018) and online publication The Nib. Eir work focuses on themes of identity, sexuality, anti-fascism, fairy tales and homesickness. E can be found online @redgoldsparks
“In the past few years the museum has been a successful space for popular social equity conventions like the Latino Comics Expo and APAture. The Queer Comics Expo was a natural extension of these efforts to make comics accessible to all people. The Queer Cultural Center and their phenomenal National Queer Arts Festival were key to the success of incubating QCE over the past several years and in bringing it back after a hiatus in 2018 due to the museum’s relocation,” reflected Cartoon Art Museum Program Coordinator and QCE Co-founder, Nina Taylor Kester.
Tickets at the door are the regular price for museum admission. Discounted and VIP advance ticket sales will open on April 2nd, further info at the link…