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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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