College of Humanities

Women Comics of Color: A panel with Comics Artists Shawnee Gibbs, and Shawnelle Gibbs (The Gibbs Sisters) and MariNaomi 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Flintridge Room, University Student Union

The CSUN General Education Arts, Media, and Culture Path, and Comics@CSUN Present:

Women Comics of Color
A panel with Comics Artists 
Shawnee Gibbs, and Shawnelle Gibbs (The Gibbs Sisters)

With generous additional support from the Africana Studies Department, the Asian American Studies Department, the College of Humanities and the Gender and Women's Studies Department.

The Gibbs Sisters are an award-winning writing, producing, and animation team. They are the creators of the award-winning animated short, Ravishing Raspberry, the popular online animated series Adopted by Aliens and Old Ladies Driving, the YA comic book series Fashion Forward, and the Tribeca-funded directorial short, Sule and the Case of the Tiny Sparks. Their other credits include Step It Up and Dance and individual credits for Top Chef, Project Runway, X-Factor, The Ultimate Fighter, National Geographic's Wicked Tuna, and contributions to Disney’s Emmy winning sitcom, Wizards of Waverly Place.

MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the SPACE Prize-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial, 2011), the Eisner-nominated Dragon's Breath and Other True Stories (2D Cloud/Uncivilized Books, 2014), the upcoming Turning Japanese (2D Cloud, 2016), and the self-published Estrus Comics (1998 to 2009). Her work has been featured on The Rumpus, The Weeklings, and LA Review of Books