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In recent years, many of the most widely read and critically acclaimed comic books have been memoirs, from Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home to Art Spielgman’s Maus. Comics are a powerful storytelling medium which can often achieve things with words and images together which would be hard to achieve with either alone. During this presentation Maia Kobabe, author of Gender Queer: A Memoir, will talk about eir process when translating memories into comics, centering a memoir around a theme, and the steps e follows when writing and drawing a short form comic based on real experiences.

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About the Presenter: Maia Kobabe is a nonbinary, queer author and illustrator from the Bay Area, California. Eir first full length book, GENDER QUEER: A MEMOIR, was published in May 2019. Maia’s short comics have been published by The New Yorker, The Nib, The Washington Post and in many print anthologies including THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS, FASTER THAN LIGHT Y’ALL, GOTHIC TALES OF HAUNTED LOVE, ADVANCED DEATH SAVES, BE GAY, DO COMICS and THE MOST IMPORTANT COMIC BOOK ON EARTH. Before setting out to work freelance full-time, e worked for over ten years in libraries. Eir work is heavily influenced by fairy tales, homesickness, and the search for identity.

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