CANCELED: Queer Comics Now: New Approaches to Queer & Trans* Comics


From the Queers and Comics Conference organizers, Jennifer Camper and andré carrington have curated a panel that to discuss new directions in Queer Comics, and how LGBTQ cartoonists are exploring gender and sexuality through words and pictures, using both paper and pixels.

Panelists & moderator TBA.

Jennifer Camper is a cartoonist and graphic artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Her art examines life from a perspective that is irreverent, female, queer, and mongrel (Lebanese American). Her work often explores gender, race, class, and politics, as well as sexuality, mermaids, and robots. She’s also a teacher, a cartoon editor, and the creator of the Queers & Comics Conference. Her books include Rude Girls and Dangerous Women, a collection of her cartoons, andsubGURLZ, a graphic novella following the adventures of three women living in abandoned subway tunnels. She also edited two Juicy Mother comics anthologies. Her cartoons and illustrations have appeared in numerous publications, and have been exhibited internationally. Camper serves as Cartoon Editor of Women’s Review of Books from 2006–present.

André Carrington is Assistant Professor in the department of English & Philosophy at Drexel University. His research focuses on the cultural politics of race, gender and genre in 20th century American literature and the arts. He has devoted particular attention to considerations of cultural production and identity, especially those articulated in feminist criticism, critical race theory, performance studies and Marxism. His first book, Through a Lens, Darkly: Blackness in Speculative Fiction and Media, which is scheduled for release in 2015 from the University of Minnesota Press, examines cultural production and African-American identity in science fiction and fantasy texts. Carrington is on the Board of Directors for the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, the nation’s oldest university-based institute for scholarship in the interest of the LGBT community, and has been called on as a peer reviewer for African American Review, the Journal of Modern Literature, Racial History Review and the Journal of Homosexuality.


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