November 2013 Meeting

In November we gathered in a screening room at Columbia College Chicago to watch the documentary  “Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines.”

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/36060144″>WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user1860270″>Vaquera Films</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

The screening was followed by a fantastic intergenerational, informal discussion. Thanks to all who came and participated. What a great way to wrap up Laydeez do Comics’ first Chicago year. Looking forward to more great meetings in 2014. Stay tuned for details.

June 2013 Meeting

Our Special June CAKE edition meeting  took  place on Thursday June 13th, at 7pm.

Two Seattle-based creators were featured.

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Our first guest was Mita Mahato

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Cartoonist and academic Mita Mahato is an associate professor of English at University of Puget Sound. Her academic work often incorporates graphic novels, specifically those around illness. She is currently working on her own graphic novel in collage about grief and the loss of her mother. View her work in progress on her blog, These Frames Are Hiding Places.

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And our second guest was publisher Zan Christensen.

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LGBT comics writer and activist Charles “Zan” Christensen founded Northwest Press in 2010. It’s a book publisher dedicated to publishing the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender comics collections and graphic novels and celebrating the LGBT comics community. He travels the country promoting and supporting his award winning creators.

May 2013 Meeting

The May meeting of Laydeez do Comics Chicago welcomed wardrobe-coordinated comics creators Sarah Morton and Tyrell Cannon to Quimby’s.

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Sarah presented her multiple comics projects, which are rooted in an education in journalism and urban planning.

Tyrell presented on his broad career in comics, which includes various experimentations with the comic form, his Simon character, his book Gary, and his new release for CAKE, Victus.