Graphic Girls: Female Cartoonists Remake the World of Comics

When: March 20 2019

Where: Toronto, Canada


The phenomenal success of graphic narratives in recent years owes much to the presence of female cartoonists. Bestselling comics such as Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, and Allie Brosch's Hyperbole and a Half all feature girls as their heroes. What special powers do these girl narrators have? What do they reveal about the complexities of growing up? What is the secret of their popularity?

Presented by Eva C. Karpinski, Associate Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at York University. She teaches courses on feminist theory, graphic narratives, and autobiography studies. She is the author of Borrowed Tongues: Life Writing, Migration, and Translation, and editor of Pens of Many Colours: A Canadian Reader.

Presented as part of International Women's Day programming. March 8th is a day to recognize women's achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality.

Join us at Northern District Branch, Toronto Public Library on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm.

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