NYU Queer Comics Series 2010

The Queer Comics Series at NYU is a program of the Office of LGBT Student Services. The series focuses on accessible and popular representations of sexual and gender diversity. The Queer Comics series spotlights depictions of LGBT people in graphic novels and comics, and provides a venue for Queer identified graphic novelists and comic artists to present and discuss their work. The series explores the diversity of stories, and spectrum of experiences that exist within the LGBTQ community.
Contact Program Coordinator: email Maggie Fay with questions


Make Zines: zine and indie comics making workshop
An Extended Quench: Queer + lunch = QUENCH
Thursday, April 15th 12:30-2:30pm
602 Kimmel Center
This event is free and open to the public.
Come learn skills in zine making, indie comics creation, and self-publishing! This event will feature a panel of NYC-based zine and comic authors who will discuss their work, and teach you hands-on comic making and publishing skills! Authors from the Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf Queer sex-ed comic project will be joining us.
Tales of the Closet
Thursday, April 15th 5-7pm
909 Kimmel Center
This event is free and open to the public.
Ivan Velez, a veteran cartoonist whose work has appeared in Marvel and DC Comics as well as Penguin, created the ten-chapter graphic novel Tales of the Closet in 1987 for the Hetrick-Martin Institute to raise awareness about the experiences of LGBT youth in New York’s public school system. The novel depicts the adventures and struggles of eight LGBT teens in Queens in the late 80s. For this program, Velez will present a slide-show, lecture and workshop about creating Tales of the Closet, and discuss the way the significance of the graphic novel has evolved since its writing more then 20 years ago.
Sexual Encounters of the Comic Kind
Wednesday, April 21st 5-7pm
602 Kimmel Center
This event is free and open to the public.
Queer, feminist, educators and comic artists, Lyndon Cudlitz and Katie Diamond will present a workshop on sex, sexuality, gender, safer sex, and relationships. They will use comics to engage participants in conversations about navigating issues such as sex education, HPV, polyamory, and more…