Comic artist and queer activist Anna Bongiovanni to lead workshops

Alaska Robotics Gallery has invited cartoonist and queer activist Anna Bongiovanni to Juneau where she will give two different workshops on Feb. 4 and 6.

Bongiovanni is a contributing cartoonist to websites and in addition to publishing comics on their personal website. Bongiovanni’s first graphic novel, “Out Of Hollow Water” was published in 2014 by 2D Cloud, and they are currently working on the second one. Bongiovanni’s comics explore queer community, body trauma and recovery, sexism, misogyny, homophobia and transphobia. Bongiovanni is also known for her work as a youth educator and has worked with Gazillion Strong organizing events where youth meet and create with artists. Bongiovanni has spoken at comic panels about queer cartoonists, and created lessons plans about feminism, gender, sexuality and queer history.

Bongiovannis artwork will be featured in the Alaska Robotics gallery for the month of February. There will be a reception for Anna on First Friday this Feb. 5 from 4:30-7 p.m. In addition, Bongiovanni will conduct two workshops hosted by the Juneau Public Libraries. These workshops are free to the public with materials provided.

Thursday Feb. 4 from 5-8 p.m. at the Valley library: “The Nuts And Bolts Of Zine-Making!” will happen on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library and is recommended for teenagers and adults.

Saturday, Feb. 6 from 1-5 p.m. at the Douglas Public Library: Bongiovanni will lead “Honesty in Comics” which is recommended for those ages 14 and up.

All workshops participants are invited to bring their own materials if they wish but basic materials will be provided.

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