Eastfield College Galleries presents "Sequential Self" opening reception
The Galleries at Eastfield College present "Sequential Self: Female, Non-Binary, Trans, and Queer Voices in Comics and Zines," an exhibition focusing on underrepresented artists in the genre of comics and zines. Artists will include Sophie Campbell, KD Diamond, Robin Elan and L.M. Zoller, Melanie Gillman, Sarah Glidden, Erika Moen, Erin Nations, Molly Roth, and Christine Suggs.
Female, Non-Binary, Trans, and Queer voices, though not new to the comics genre, have existed at the margins while predominantly cis white male voices and characters were the focus of mainstream comics. Since the recent growth in diversity among comic artists and writers, there are now more voices and stories that reflect a variety of experiences and identities. This exhibition illuminates some of the powerful voices and innovative stories in the contemporary age of comics.
Much of the work that exists outside the big name comic publishers feature personal storylines, often autobiographical and sometimes closely linked to the artist’s identity or intimate life. The 11 artists/authors in "Sequential Self" wrestle with concepts including, friendship, war, coming of age, queer experience, racial tensions, and online dating, while also moving away from grandiose fictitious scenarios, to more realistic ones grounded in personal experiences.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through April 23.