Maia Kobabe — Gender Queer — at Conn Ave — with Kathleen Breitenbach

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Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 5:00pm

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In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia’s intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears.

Maia Kobabe is a nonbinary, queer author and illustrator from the Bay Area, California. Eir first full length book, GENDER QUEER: A MEMOIR, was published in May 2019. Maia's short comics have been published by The Nib and in many anthologies including THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS, FASTER THAN LIGHT Y'ALL, GOTHIC TALES OF HAUNTED LOVE, SHOUT OUT, ADVANCED DEATH SAVES and BE GAY, DO COMICS. Before setting out to work freelance full-time, e worked for over ten years in libraries. Eir work is heavily influenced by fairy tales, homesickness, and the search for identity.

Kathleen Breitenbach is the Chair of the Rainbow Round Table, the teen librarian at Hamilton Township Public Library in New Jersey, former chair of Rainbow Booklist Committee and Stonewall Book Awards Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award Committee, avid reader of queer YA, an aroace enby, disabled, and neurodivergent.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Gender Queer: A Memoir By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781549304002
Availability: Backordered
Published: Oni Press - May 28th, 2019

Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781637150726
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Oni Press - July 5th, 2022