Monday, November 14, 2022

CXC CartoonCrossroads Video: Queer Banned Books Roundtable, with MariNaomi, Trung Le Nguyen (Trungles) and Maia Kobabe

From CartoonCrossroads:

CXC 2022: Keynote: Queer banned books roundtable, with MariNaomi, Trung Le Nguyen (Trungles) and Maia Kobabe. Over the past year, nearly 1,145 books have been the target of bans from schools, libraries, and bookshops across the U.S, an unprecedented number. And with their ability to tells stories through text and image, comics are right at the center with bans against graphic memoirs like Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer making national headlines. Often, books that tell stories about queerness, race, gender, and history are the target of bans, as is the case for Trung Le Nguyen’s The Magic Fish and MariNaomi’s Life on Earth series. As Kobabe pointed out, book banning often hurts the very groups who are the subject of these works. As e wrote in The Washington Post, “Removing or restricting queer books in libraries and schools is like cutting a lifeline for queer youth.” In this essential panel, Kobabe, Nguyen, and MariNaomi come together to discuss the impact of book banning and why comics are at the center of the discussion yet again. Together, they’ll address cultivating creativity and community through comics during this divisive moment in history. 

Guests Courtesy of Columbus College of Art & Design Recorded at Columbus College of Art & Design 

Video production by Nicolettecinemagraphics: 

Part of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus - October 6-9, 2022 

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus - CXC is a FREE comics, art & animation festival in Columbus, Ohio!


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