Comics and queers! Two great tastes that taste great together!
The San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum is hosting a show curated by the students of CCA's "ENGAGE: Queer Comics Project" course. The show, situated in the museum’s Small Press Spotlight area, will feature original and printed art from Bay Area artists, showcasing the remarkable world of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) comics from the last four decades.
A film composed of interviews of major figures in queer cartooning conducted by the students over the course of two semesters will also be on display as well as copies of Quilt Bag, a zine of original material created by the students themselves.
The creators whose work will be presented are:
Burton Clarke (Gay Comix)
Jaime Cortez (Sexile)
Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf)
Jon Macy (Teleny and Camille)
Mari Naomi (Kiss and Tell)
Trina Robbins (Wimmen’s Comix)
Joey Alison Sayers (Just So You Know)
Christine Smith (The Princess)
Mary Wings (Come Out Comix)
Rick Worley (A Waste of Time)
The opening party will be at the museum, with comics-inspired drag performances by the uncanny Sue Casa, Trangela Lansbury, and Karma Zabetch. Special guest Justin Hall, the "ENGAGE: Queer Comics Project" instructor, will host the party, with many of the featured creators and students in attendance.
Come for the art, stay for the good time!
Course blog: http://no-straight-lines.tumblr.com/