Birth, Blood, Loss, and Love: Celebrate a MUTHA-Decade
09/09/2023 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm | White Flint Amphitheater
Join cartoonists who take a radical, unexpected look at becoming parents (or longing to), from all angles. Their comics take on the tension of balancing art, work, and family; candid stories of heartache and humor living with kids; the blood and guts of birth; the taboo of loss and grief; grappling with families of origin and identity; and more. Ten years ago, the alternative online zine MUTHA launched, from its outset a place for comics in conversation with essays, poetry, and other hybrid work. Comics from the site have been short-listed for the Eisner’s, won Ignatz awards, and become books, as MUTHA’s remained a home for experimentation and community for artists in the sometimes messy transition to parenting. There are still folks in the often clique-y art world who claim you can have an artist’s life or a family, and MUTHA explodes that false dichotomy. Featuring Leela Corman, Glynnis Fawkes, Summer Pierre, Whit Taylor, and Pam Wye, moderated by MUTHA editor-in-chief Meg Lemke.
Panelists: Glynnis Fawkes, Summer Pierre, Whit Taylor, Pam Wye, Leela Corman