chicago! see you tonight (reading & tabling) & tmrw (just tabling) at Fed Up Fest! flyer by Monica Trinidad.
~announcing~ summer comics tour 2014:
Fed Up Fest, Chicago
Zine Readings & free dinner at 4:30 on Sat. (FB link)
tabling Sat. & Sun.
RIPExpo, Providence, RI (FB link)
Tabling all weekend, and speaking on two panels:
Truth AND Fiction: Crafting the Autobiographical Comic
and a panel I’m moderating, Magickal/Realism: Sci-Fi, Magic, and Permeable Binaries with Rasheedah Phillips, Alex Smith, and Maggie Eighteen of Metropolarity; and Inés Estrada, Alabaster, and O Horvath.
DC Zinefest, Washington DC (FB)
Queer Between the Covers, Montreal, QB (FB)
I’ll have Screentests, Stitching Together, Blue Blue Blues, the pink print, and the “blanket fort” print for sale, for $5 each; I also draw portraits at a sliding scale of $5-$25, pay what you like.
Bleed-Throughs and Lizzy & Annie are out of print, at least for now. Stitching Together is nearing the end of this (last? imagined scarcity, hay) print run.
As for Tall Girl Summer, in-between finishing up on the set of Phaesporia and leaving for Chicago, I’m not able to make it for Fed Up Fest - hopefully for later legs of the tour.
Photo by Paul Gargagliano / Fed Up Fest reading flyer by Monica Trinidad / RIPE poster by Leif Goldberg / Drawing in Stitching Together is of queerbyrd. Please RT if you like! This is how I make my money.
TR.26 by Tranzister Radio on Mixcloud
Tranzister Radio 26 - July 10 2014 - Mixcloud Link
This week on Tranzister Radio, we delve into the world of indie Videogames and self-published Comic Books! We have interviews with Annie Mok - a cartoonist and musician in Philly, merrit kopas - game maker from Toronto, and Marty Fink - professor of a Queering New Media class at Georgia Tech. We’ll also be playing music by See-through Girls, Elmo Sexwhistle and DJ Xcubitor.
Annie Mok will be In Montreal for the Queer Between the Covers - Book & Zine Fair on August 16th. Below are some links to find her work online.
During the interview the following names are dropped, so here’s some more information:
merritt kopas is a game maker in Toronto who we talked to at the Writing Trans Genres Conference in Winnipeg.
Here’s links for games we talk about.
Marty Fink is the Professor of Queer New Media at Georgia Tech. They used to live in Montreal and we miss them. Here’s links for the various things:
Local Trans Friendly Events
Call for Submissions
Tranzister Radio is the premier Trans 4 Trans talk show on CKUT 90.3fm. Hosted by Morgan Sea and Raphaele Frigon, the show airs on the second thursday of every month at 2pm.
Interested in getting involved in the show?
Email us at transfolkradio(at)gmail(dot)com
I love this show and these pixel images and that you compiled this list of names! (Though Dawson Walker ended up drawing “Gem Pockets” rather than Emily Partridge, due to scheduling issues.)
I’m making a digital poster. Please let me know if you have a favorite version!
From “Gem Pockets” by me & Dawson Walker, out 7/30 in Vertigo Quarterly: Magenta, part of the CMYK series.
Legal had a problem with “She-Hulk,” so I substituted Acker.
Magickal / Realism: Sci-fi, Magic, Mystery, and Permeable Binaries
This panel centers around exploring ideas of personal points of view and ways of describing spaces, memory, time, sex, gender, race, and trauma, with work that is considered fantastical, sci-fi/speculative, or magical realist. How is artmaking magickal? How are these artists making spaces in their work that challenges, diverges from, and/or ignores what colonialist, white supremacist ideas of what objective reality or capital-L Literature are?
With Alabaster, Alex Smith, Inés Estrada, Maggie Eighteen, O Horvath, Rasheedah Phillips, moderated by Annie Mok
More Fit Than Print: Webcomics
For decades comic strips were a driving and competitive force for driving newspaper sales. Now in the 21st century, both traditional comic strips and newspapers are decaying and web news and entertainment has become a dominant force. What is the inspiration, evolution and experience like publishing online and how does one’s accessibility to their audience effect their work? What are the challenges of creating/maintaining a public persona? Are there different challenges when your readership is global? What’s the next phase of evolution for webcomics and how will that affect one’s work?
With KC Green, Kevin Czapiewski, Sara Goetter, Tony Breed, moderated by Stefen Blitz
See the rest of our Programming: http://ripexpo.tumblr.com/programming
Also check out our freshly announced Evening Events!: http://ripexpo.tumblr.com/eveningevents
So jazzed for our Magickal / Realism panel! The topic is dear to my heart and is born partially out of conversations I had with Eighteen about these ideas, and also some talk along the same lines at our panel with Alex & Rasheedah at our Vox Populi Gallery event for Screentests. <3
I’m slated to read and table at Fed Up Fest in Chicago
and my rideshare had to cancel on me due to work changing up on her. If you’re driving up from the Philly/NYC/surrounding area, please say hi to this QT at heyanniemok at gmail. I have a license and I can split gas money. Thank you!
We are excited to announce the first three confirmed panels to take place during RIPExpo 2014!
Art for Girls: The Representation of Experience
Art mirrors life, but mainstream narratives don’t represent everyone. Panelists will discuss their inspiration to create work that expresses a broader spectrum of experience that isn’t only male, white and straight.
With Special Guest Suzy X, Carey Pietsch, Claire Folkman, Kelly Phillips, moderated by Rebecca Mock
Poetry Comics Panel
These cartoonists are all exploring the intersections between narrative and non-narrative work, drawing in influences from fine art, poetry, and other mediums to push the boundaries of what comics can be. This panel will be explore each panelist’s practice and also address the idea of ‘poetry comics’ (including whether or not that term is at all accurate!) more generally.
With Special Guest Lale Westvind, Kimball Anderson, L Nichols, Sarah Ferrick, moderated by Andrew White
Truth AND Fiction: Crafting the Autobiographical Comic
Autobiographical comics are often characterized as the easiest and perhaps most-self indulgent of all comic genres. This panel would tackle this misconception, allowing contemporary autobio cartoonists to talk about their approach and process for “reconstructing” their personal histories in comic form.
With Special Guest Sophie Yanow, Annie Mok, Jennifer Crute, L Nichols, moderated by Whit Taylor
(Exact times during the weekend to be announced.)
There are more where these come from, stay tuned!
See you at Whit’s panel! I’m v excited for this.
work-in-progress cover and first spread of TALL GIRL SUMMER, a 20-page zine to debut at RIPE // there is a companion song to the zine, called TALL GIRL SUMMER (SALLY) by (working title of band) Abject Girlhood, who is Ari Cat & me. the song’s slated for august.
Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo
August 2nd and 3rd
12pm - 6pm both days at the Providence Public Library
ONLY 1 MONTH AWAY !
I made is flier/gif thingy! I will be there running around making sure everything is smooth surfing with pink dolphins in the pink lemonade ocean!
perfection (one month!!!)
Hey, I’ll be at this. ^o^
see you there! i’ll be directing one panel on magick & sci-fi with alex smith, rasheedah phillips, & maggie eighteen of metropolarity, plus o horvath, inés estrada, & alabaster. AND i appear on a panel run by whit taylor, with (i believe) sophie yanow, l nichols, and jennifer crute. yay!