Laydeez do Comics is like a combination between a book club and a series of TED talks -Julie Davis Art Animal, A Woman’s Art Magazine
Laydeez do Comics is a unique graphic novel forum with a focus on comic works based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic and the everyday.
Launched in July 2009 by artists Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman, it is the first women led graphic novel forum in the UK. Artists, academics, publishers and fans from around the world are invited to speak. It is a platform for people to test new works and ideas, where emerging artists present their work alongside more established practitioners. The evenings offer an inspiring experience in a social atmosphere for both those new to comics and those already immersed. Laydeez do Comics now has branches in Leeds; Bristol; Dublin; San Francisco and Chicago. Pop up events have also taken place in New York, Toronto, Glasgow and Brighton.
A special pop-up Laydeez do Comics event is planned to coincide with the Comics & Medicine conference in Baltimore, organized by MK Czerwiec (Chicago) and Nicola Streeten (London).
The event will take place on Friday 27 June, 7:30pm at
Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211
Speakers will include:
John Jennison: Comics artist, creator of Transfusion Comic http://dogoodercomics.com/transfusion/
Nancy K. Miller: Literary scholar, professor, author and memoirist. Author of Breathless: An American Girl in Paris http://nancykmiller.com
Dana Walrath: Artist and anthropologist. Creator of Aliceheimer’s http://danawalrath.wordpress.com