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Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Beija, the main character of Nicole Georges' book

If you’re not a dog person, you may not think that Nicole J. Georges’ new graphic novel, Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home, has a place in your library. You’re wrong. 

Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017 by Laura Braun

"For their first couple of decades queer comics existed in their own solo universe from the rest of the comics world. They materialized in queer newspapers and were sold by queer publishers and sold by queer bookstores," said Hall, an assistant professor of comics at the California College of the Arts, which hosted the queer comics conference last month. "They didn't overlap with mainstream comics and were not published in non-queer newspapers. My generation was responsible for bringing the queer comics into the rest of the comics industry."

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by Laura Braun

As is the case with many social movements globally and throughout history, art–and in this case comic art–is a key element of LGBTQ culture and one of the most effective mechanisms for social commentary, critique and progress. It is in this very spirit that cartoonist and graphic artist Jennifer Camper and her co-organizers put together the inaugural Queers & Comics Conference in 2015.

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017 by Laura Braun

As the medium of comic books has gained more respect as an art form, it’s also made more room for diverse creators and representations: This weekend was the second Queers and Comics Conference at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where writers, artists and fans of LGBT comics, zines, manga and more gathered to examine their place in the industry.

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Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017 by Laura Braun

Just past 9 a.m., more than two dozen people crowded into a small room on the California College of the Arts’ San Francisco campus to hear an assembled panel discuss masculinity — and how to redefine it — through queer comics.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Laura Braun

This weekend, California College of the Arts is opening its doors for a Queers & Comics Conference — the second of its kind and the first on the West Coast. And the event is not just another place for people to sell comics but rather, a real, deep-in-theory academic conference.

Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017 by Laura Braun

Hosting the comics conference is a public coming out, of sorts, for the California College of the Arts' MFA Program in Comics, which launched in 2013. The conference is bringing 150 panelists and more than 300 attendees to the CCA campus over its two days.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by Laura Braun

The Queers & Comics Conference brings U.S. and international LGBTQ cartoonists, comics, writers, artists, scholars, and fans together to document the cultural and political relevance of queer comics. This year the biennial gathering will spotlight international and emerging LGBTQ cartoonists, the history and artistry of queer manga, the role of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the future of queer comics. Look forward to keynotes from writer/artist Mariko Tamaki and manga artist Gengoroh Tagame.

Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017 by Laura Braun

Queers & Comics 2017

Queers & Comics 2017

Friday - Saturday, April 14 - 15, 2017

California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco

 

San Francisco, Calif., March 6, 2017 – California College of the Arts is set to host Queers & Comics 2017, the second biennial, university-based LGBTQ comics art conference. For the first time on the West Coast, the conference will bring together over 150 international LGBTQ cartoonists, editors, publishers, and scholars representing over five decades of creative production from around the world.

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 by Jim Norrena

Highest filmmaking honors went to Barry Jenkins, a former visiting Film faculty member and Cinema Visionaries guest lecturer, at the 89th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles February 26. His film Moonlight won the Best Picture Oscar, bringing to three the film's total number of Academy Awards.

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