Love and Loneliness: A Comics Reading with Local Cartoonists

Tuesday, February 13, 7:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown

A pre-Valentine's Day, multi-cartoonist reading, centering around the themes of love and loneliness.

Elizabeth Beier
Amy Martin
Liz Mayorga
Arlene Shirlee


Elizabeth Beier’s creates timely, fearless and compassionate narrative art. Her comics tell true stories about identity and community in a way that is conversational and direct. Since winning Queer Press Grant in 2016, Beier joined the board of Prism Comics, a 501 non-profit organization that promotes awareness of LGBT creators, stories, characters, and readers in the comics industry. She has spoken, read at, and organized panels and events with other queer cartoonists in San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Angeles and New York. Her first book, The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors, was published in 2017 by Northwest Press.

Amy Martin lives in Oakland and like to make comics. Cartoons. You know.

Liz Mayorga is an artist from Southeast LA. She prides herself in being from a working class Mexican neighborhood, and being from a city that embraces subculture. Since moving to the Bay Area, Liz has become active member of the Bay Area's Zine and DIY Art community. She was the Director of the San Francisco Zine Fest between 2012 - 2015. She has also been involved in youth programs, and has lead workshops on zines, art, and creative writing to encourage kids find a creative outlet. 

Arlene Shirlee was born in rural Wisconsin. She likes to draw comics, thrash out on her drum kit, and make jello salads. She currently resides in Oakland, California. 


Event date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
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