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[cfp] QUEERS & COMICS The first-ever university-based LGBTQ comics conference

Posted 07 Oct, 2014

Presented by CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies

Location: The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Date: May 7-8, 2015

Keynote Speakers: Howard Cruse and Alison Bechdel

Call for Proposals
Proposal Submission Deadline: November 3, 2014
Notifications by December 15


Description from the website:

Queers & Comics brings LGBTQ cartoonists, comics writers, and artists together with scholars and fans in order to document the history and significance of queer comics. This conference spotlights the veterans of LGBTQ cartooning in North America and internationally, with forums for working artists to share their knowledge and to discuss how to navigate the comics industry. In lieu of traditional academic panels, roundtable discussions will foster lively and diverse dialogues about how queer comics reflect and critique queer culture. Queer comics publishers, editors, independent scholars, educators, and journalists are also encouraged to attend.

The Queers & Comics conference will offer two days of workshops, portfolio reviews, slideshow presentations, roundtable discussions, and an exhibition of queer cartoon art. All events will be live streamed and video will be archived for future viewing.

We invite proposals for workshops, readings, presentations, portfolio reviewers, and preformed roundtables (with a minimum of 3 discussants) as well as proposals by individual roundtable discussants which address the topics below. We welcome proposals from outside the U.S. and by LGBTQ cartoonists working pre-1980s, LGBTQ cartoonists of color, queer women cartoonists, artists and writers with disabilities, and trans cartoonists, as well as scholars from all of these backgrounds.

Submit proposals via email to:

Proposals should include:
Description of proposal (250 words or less)
Biographical info (100 words or less) or one-page CV for each participant
Audio-Visual requests

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