Closing Reception and Trans March Pre-Party

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Maia Kobabe: Gender Queer: A Memoir

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019 | 6pm

San Francisco, CA: 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, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. This will be a sober safe space.

About the Exhibition

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 will close on Monday, July 1st, 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.

About the Artist

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. 

About the Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum’s mission is to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in society, and its universal appeal. The museum’s vision is to be the premier destination to experience cartoon art in all its many forms from around the world, and a leader in providing insight into the process of creating it. The Cartoon Art Museum can be visited online at cartoonart.org and at its new location, 781 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109.