DECOLONIZING COMICS

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DECOLONIZING COMICS: AVY JETTER PRESENTS
Tuesday, January 30, 12 – 2 PM, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Conference Room (HART HALL 1st floor)

Sponsored by Spanish & Portuguese, Digital Humanities Institute, & Cultural Studies

Decolonizing Comics (DC Comics) is a quarterly discussion group for scholars and creators of comics. Please join us for a presentation by Oakland comics artist Avy Jetter, followed by discussion and snacks!

AVY JETTER writes, draws and self publishes Nuthin Good Ever Happens at 4 a.m., a comic book series about a zombie outbreak in Oakland. Jetter, an avid horror and gore movie fan, lives and works in Oakland. When she isn’t drawing monsters, weirdos or just regular folks, she organizes community events and zine fests. You can find her work in the Encyclopedia of Black Comics published by Fulcrum, Black Comix Returns by Lion Forge, and later this year, in The Box of Bones Comics Anthology published by Rosarium.

JETTER will lead a discussion about how to organize and curate art shows in a way to save space for Black and Brown creators and other less privileged groups. She will also address what it means when we use words like privilege, safe space and identity, specifically as it pertains to personal art making practice and monetary sustainability.