UF Comics Conference
Come join us for the Tenth Annual UF Conference on Comics and Graphic
Novels, “A Comic of Her Own: Women Writing, Reading, and Embodying
Through Comics” to be held on March 15-17, 2013. Guest speakers
include award-winning herstorian, artist and writer Trina Robbins (Ain’t
Me, Babe; A Century of Women Cartoonists; The Brinkley Girls: the Best
of Nell Brinkley’s Cartoons from 1913-1940 in 1970); Professor Jeffrey
A. Brown (Black Superheroes: Milestone Comics and Their Fans and
Dangerous Curves: Gender, Fetishism and the Modern Action Heroine );
Leela Corman, artist, writer and co-founder of Sequential Artists
Workshop (Queen’s Day; Unterzakhn); Megan Kelso, artist and writer
(Queen of the Black Black, The Squirrel Mother, Artichoke Tales). The
conference will feature a mixture of formats: keynote lectures,
workshops and Q & A sessions with guest artists, a round table
discussion, and traditional academic conference presentations.
“A Comic of her Own” seeks to explore the representation of women
in comics and graphic novels. This conference hopes to foster the
scholarly exploration of intersections between women’s writing in
comics, women represented in comics, and the women who read them.
Festivities will commence with a meet-and-greet for scholars, artists,
panelists, students and the general public on Friday the 15th at 3:00p.m
in Pugh 210. Refreshments will be provided!
Here’s what we’re most excited about:
Friday 7:00-8:30pm TRINA ROBBINS KEYNOTE LECTURE
Saturday: 12:30-2:15pm LUNCHTIME ARTIST’S WORKSHOP WITH MEGAN KELSO
Sunday: 11:00-1:00pm SPECIAL GUEST ROUND TABLE WITH LUNCH with Leela Corman, Megan Kelso, Trina Robbins
9-10:30am BREAKFAST ARTIST’S WORKSHOP WITH LEELA CORMAN, Breakfast provided.
Panels, workshops and the round table discussion will be held in Room
210 of Pugh Hall, and the key note lectures will take place in Atrium at
More about the conference can be accessed at:
Here is a schedule of panels and presentations in .pdf form