Justin Hall

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Justin Hall is a cartoonist living in San Francisco with his partner and their pet python. Hall has won both the Xeric Award and the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant for his work, which includes the series True Travel Tales, Hard To Swallow (with Dave Davenport), and Glamazonia the Uncanny Super Tranny, the latter of which was also nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.

He’s the editor of "No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics", a massive collection of LGBTQ comics published by Fantagraphics Books. His comics have appeared in publications such as the Houghton Miflin Best American Comics, The Book of Boy Trouble, Juicy Mother, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Hall serves on the boards of the nonprofit organizations Prism Comics, an advocacy group for queer comics, and Siewphewyeung (Our Books), supporting Cambodian comics. He also helped create the Folsom Street Fair’s Artist Area.

Among the several shows of comics art he's curated is the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum’s No Straight Lines: Queer Culture and the Comics in 2206, which was the world’s first museum show devoted to LGBTQ cartooning.

A compulsive traveler, Hall has spent a good deal of time hauling his backpack around the globe. He has visited over 60 countries, eating everything from fried locusts to a cobra’s still-beating heart floating in a cup of Redbull.

He has worked as a massage therapist since 1995, and was trained in New Mexico, Chiang Mai, Thailand, and San Francisco. Hall speaks passable Spanish, rusty French, and gets away with a lot by smiling and nodding.

Assistant Professor, Writing and Literature
Assistant Professor, Comics

BA, State University of New York, Purchase

Website: www.glamazonia.com