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Closing Reception and Trans March Pre-Party


6pm - 8pm

Get ready for Trans March 2019 with cartoonist Maia Kobabe and eir debut solo graphic novel Gender Queer: A Memoir on exhibit at the Cartoon Art Museum. Maia will be on hand to sign copies and socialize with attendees.

Poster board and markers to make signs for the march will also be provided. Suggested Donation at the door, $5. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. This will be a sober safe space.

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The Cartoon Art Museum's ongoing Emerging Artist Showcase features Maia Kobabe's debut graphic novel Gender Queer, published by Lion Forge in May 2019. The exhibition will end on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019.

Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity—what it means and how to think about it—for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.



Maia Kobabe is a nonbinary, queer author and illustrator with an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts. E was nominated as a Promising New Talent in the Ignatz Awards in 2016. Eir first full length comic book, Gender Queer: A Memoir was published by Lion Forge in summer 2019. E has published many short comics including in the anthologies The Secret Loves of Geeks (Dark Horse, 2018), Gothic Tales of Haunted Love (Bedside Press, 2018) Mine! (Comics Mix, 2018), Tabula Idem (Fortuna Media, 2017), Alphabet (Stacked Deck Press, 2016), Faster Than Light, Y'all (Iron Circus Comics, 2018) and online publication The Nib. Eir work focuses on themes of identity, sexuality, anti-fascism, fairy tales and homesickness. E can be found online @redgoldsparks.

Maia Kobabe photographed by Tristan Crane

Maia Kobabe photographed by Tristan Crane

Earlier Event: June 17
2019 Cartoon Camp, Week 1
Later Event: June 29
2019 Cartoon Camp, Week 2