It’s Day 1 of the Queer Comics Expo at the Cartoon Art Museum, with panels and special guest speakers on queer and gender issues in comics! Here’s a few of our favorite quotes from today:
Favorite quote from the panel Non-monosexual Characters in Comics:
“I refuse to choose between cats and dogs”
-MariNaomi on the pressure to choose between dichotomies.
“When you occupy multiple cultures you learn to speak multiple ‘languages’”
-Tyler Cohen on cultural literacy
"Relationships with women are seen as lesser by outsiders”
-Tara Avery on perceptions of relationships based on gender
“In J-rock male band members will make out as fan service”
- Dylan Edwards on regional differences
Favorite quotes from the panel Trans* Representation in Comics:
“Cis people often fall into writing the lone trans friend, but if you’re trans you seek more trans community.”
“We can make the gender as important or unimportant as we want.”
-Mel Reiff Hill on what working in a drawing medium like comics offers.
“I like the idea of being a freak in high school,”
-Mariko Tamaki on why she would love to write X-Men.
Queer Comics Expo continues tomorrow – join us!