December 10, 2011 – March 4, 2012
Beginning on December 10, 2011, the Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of ten Bay Area LGBTQ cartoonists.
This installment of the Cartoon Art Museum’s Small Press Spotlight has been curated by the students of the Engage: Queer Comics Project class at the California College of the Arts. The exhibit will feature original and printed art from ten Bay Area artists, showcasing the remarkable world of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) comics from the last four decades.
A film composed of interviews of major figures in queer cartooning conducted by the students over the course of two semesters will also be on display, as well as copies of Quilt Bag, a zine of original material created by the students themselves.
Featured creators in this exhibit include Burton Clarke (Gay Comix), Jaime Cortez (Sexile), Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf), Jon Macy (Teleny and Camille), MariNaomi (Kiss and Tell), Trina Robbins (Wimmen’s Comix), Joey Alison Sayers (Just So You Know), Christine Smith (The Princess), Mary Wings (Come Out Comix), and Rick Worley (A Waste of Time).
An opening reception will be held is on Saturday, December 17th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Cartoon Art Museum, with comics-inspired drag performances by the uncanny Sue Casa, Trangela Lansbury, Karma Zabetch, and other special guests. This reception will be free and open to the public.
About the Small Press Spotlight:
San Francisco has been a hotbed of innovative, groundbreaking comic art since the late 1800s with the advent of the modern comic strip. In the1960s, the Bay Area gained further notoriety when the underground comix movement launched from San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district. Today, some of the biggest names in alternative and small-press comics hail from the Bay Area, and the Cartoon Art Museum’s Small Press Spotlight focuses on the works of these talented individuals.