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Small Press Spotlight on Gabrielle Gamboa: Florida Diary

January 19 – April 28, 2013

Extended through April 28

Gabrielle Gamboa is a cartoonist, visual artist, and arts educator based in Santa Rosa, California.  She studied painting and film at California College of Art, and earned a BA in Painting at San Francisco State University.  A long-time self-publisher and zine maker, she was a member of the early 1990s Puppy Toss comics publishing collective.  She co-edited the 1994 anthology On Our Butts, a collection of comics by female cartoonists including Ariel Bordeaux, Megan Kelso and Jessica Abel.  Her comics have appeared in various publications such as Top Shelf, Bust Magazine, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Scheherazade, and the truthout.org Ladydrawers column.

Her current projects include a chapter-by-chapter comic book adaptation of Nathanael West's 1933 novel Miss Lonelyhearts, comics-form reviews of old black and white horror films, which are published monthly at http://superscaryblog.wordpress.com/, and an original graphic novel of a supernatural romance between filmmakers in post-WWII Los Angeles.  You can see more of her work at http://www.gabriellegamboa.com/.

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.