The Queers & Comics Conference is a biennial event that showcases and analyzes the work of queer. Beginning in 2015, the con is a brings together a swathe of cartoonists, scholars, publishers and librarians to participate in panels and presentations. This year, 140 LGBTQ comics creators are meeting up right now to discuss comics craft, promote queer cartoonists and document their history.
Queers & Comics was founded by graphic artist Jennifer Camper (Rude Girls and Dangerous Women, subGURLZ) and Fulbright Scholar Justin Hall (True Travel Tales, Glamazonia). Camper “wanted to throw a party for queer cartoonists,” and it shows. Over the two day event, participants attend digital presentations, two Keynotes, a Comics reading and any other discussion attendees decide on.
Guests for Queers & Comics 2019 include Diane DiMassa (Hot Head Paisan, Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist), Nicole Georges (Fetch, Calling Dr. Laura), Mariko Tamaki (Supergirl: Being Super, This One Summer), Magdalene Visaggio (Eternity Girl, Vagrant Queen) and Rachel Pollack (Unquenchable Fire, Doom Patrol).
The 2019 Queers & Comics Conference kicked off Thursday night with Queer Comix Live!, where cartoonists present with a slideshow. This year, the con runs from May 17 through Saturday May 18 in the New York School of Visual Arts. Registration is only $20 and covers both days.
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