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Drawing the Line: Comics as Empowerment – Nicole J. Georges

Nicole J. Georges is a writer, illustrator, podcaster, zinester, and teacher whose work engages themes including feminism, activism, queerness, and animal rights. Drawing on over 20 years of experience using comics and zines as tools of empowerment through self-expression, Georges will discuss her conception of art as activism, forging a career as a self-taught artist, and what it takes to transform a life of experiences into a 300-page graphic memoir. Georges received the Lambda Literary Award for Calling Dr. Laura, which Rachel Maddow called “engrossing, lovable, smart and ultimately poignant,” and most recently released the graphic memoir Fetch, which prompted Jill Soloway (creator of Transparent) to opine: “Nicole Georges makes my favorite art about love and vulnerability.”

Presented in collaboration with The University Scholars Program and Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

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