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?No Straight Lines: Drawing Gender and Sexuality in Comics?
October 13, 2010 @ 4:30 pm - October 14, 2010 @ 6:00 pm
-An artist talk by Katie Diamond and a performance by Johnny Blazes contributors to ? Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation?
-Sponsored by the Fall 2010 Institute for Research on Women Learning Community, “The Art & Science of Happiness”
Named ?one of Boston?s rising stars? by Stuff Magazine, Johnny Blazes is known for hir genre-bending, gender-blending, tongue-in-cheek performances. Ze draws from hir training in theater, dance and opera to create a graceful clowning style that incorporates drag, burlesque and circus arts to create works that defy categorization.
Katie Diamond is a radical queer comic artist who fuses art with politics, graphics with sex, and education with visuals as a method altering societal norms and breaking down preconceived notions of gender and sexuality. Her work throughout New England, and across the country at large, has been called ?imaginative,? ?ambitious,? ?fresh,? and ?creative.? Her dogmatic approach to comics and art as a transformative experience sets her apart from other artists.