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The Queer Comics Symposium

York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and the Departments of English and Humanities proudly present

The Queer Comics Symposium

Professor Michelle Ann Abate (Ohio State University), author of Tomboys: A Literary and Cultural History (Temple University Press)

Professor Justin Hall (California College of the Arts), cartoonist and editor of No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics (Fantagraphics)

Professors Alison Halsall and Jonathan Warren (York University), editors of The LGBTQ+ Comics Studies Reader (University Press of Mississippi)

A screening of the award-winning documentary, No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics (dir. Vivian Kleiman, Compadre Media)


Friday, 28 April 2023

12-3 PM: Lecture and Panel Discussion, York University, Accolade Building East, Room 005

6-10 PM: Lecture and ScreeningBuddies in Bad Times Theatre12 Alexander Street, Toronto

Queries may be directed to Professors Alison Halsall ( and Jonathan Warren (


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