Dozens of creators will share their innovative work in LGBTQAI+ comics at the Queer Comics Expo on April 27-28 from 11am to 5pm each day at the Cartoon Art Museum, 781 Beach Street in San Francisco. This year the Queer Comics Expo is proud to feature the Bay Area’s emerging cartoonist, Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir) as the special guest and the following exhibitors:
California College of the Arts MFA in Comics
Latino Comics Expo
Stacked Deck Press
Meggie Ramm (sunday only)
Asher Powell (sunday only)
Tyler Cohen (sunday only)
William O. Tyler
In addition to the individuals and organizations representing their own work and that of other queer community creators, the Queer Comics Expo will have programming both days highlighting topics important to those interested in queer representation and the cartoon arts:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
2:30 PM: Recognition Matters: Maia Kobabe, Nina Taylor Kester and Ted Abenhiem will talk about co-founding of the Prism Awards and the need for awards, grants, professional groups, and other recognition and resources for underrepresented authors and creators. 2019 Prism Awards Nominees will be announced during the panel.
3:30 PM: Yes, An MFA in Comics is a Real Thing: Matt Silady (CCA MFA in Comics Chair & Associate Professor) and students talk about the low-residency Graduate Comics Program at the California College of the Arts right here in San .
Sunday April 28, 2019
2:30 PM: QCE Special Guest Spotlight: Maia Kobabe: QCE Special Guest Maia Kobabe (author and illustrator of Gender Queer: A Memoir) and Eli Erlick (co-founder of Trans Student Educational Resources, activist, and writer) talk about growing up as rural queers, inventing their own notions of transness as youth, gender nonconformity in adulthood, and the importance of trans literature.
3:30 PM: Collective Power: A collective is an opportunity to encourage each other and lift each other up in a structured way! By creating, publishing, and exhibiting work together resources are shared and support structures exist to help each other make better art and reach more people. Combining personal narratives and perspectives can create a richer, more nuanced snapshot of the lives of queer people in the Bay Area. Hear the enthusiasm and experiences of the collective Neighborhood Comix (Hans, Ramona, and Deni), three queer neighboring cartoonists in San Francisco.
Queer Comics Expo tickets are the regular price for museum admission $10 General Adult, $7 SF Resident, $6 Student / Senior, Military or Teens, $4 for Kids 6-12 and Free for children 5 and under. Discounted advance ticket sales open through Friday, April 26th.
Updates for QCE, other events and current exhibits at the Cartoon Art Museum are available on cartoonart.org