Vermont Humanities

Comics and Queerness in Vermont and Beyond

Silhouette pen-and-ink drawing of the historical lesbian couple Charity and Sylvia
Speakers Bureau

Silhouette pen-and-ink drawing of the historical lesbian couple Charity and Sylvia

This talk has been completely booked for 2024. We’ll consider opening it for additional bookings later in the year.

From Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home to Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, comics have been a part of American culture since print first began. But comics are no longer relegated just to the newspaper, and as books like Maus or Persepolis have proven, this is a golden age for graphic novel storytelling. What is even more exciting is how the comics industry is currently championing narratives for all identities and ages.

Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Tillie Walden presents a look at the intersection of indie comics with queer identity through her many graphic novels—from science fiction to memoir to historical retelling. Explore process and power through visual narrative and learn why comics are relevant to Vermonters and beyond.

Special Arrangements

Projector and screen

Booking a talk

This talk has been completely booked for 2024. We’ll consider opening it for additional bookings later in the year.

About the Presenter

Tillie Walden wearing a black sweatshirt and with medium-length reddish blonde hair and wire framed glasses

Tillie Walden

Tillie Walden won the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work for her graphic novel Spinning, making her one of the youngest Eisner Award winners ever. She was named Vermont’s Cartoonist Laureate for the years 2023 to 2026.

Talks by Tillie Walden

Silhouette pen-and-ink drawing of the historical lesbian couple Charity and Sylvia

Comics and Queerness in Vermont and Beyond

From Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home to Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, comics have been a part of American culture since print first began. But comics are no longer relegated just to the newspaper. Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Tillie Walden presents a look at the intersection of indie comics with queer identity through her many graphic novels.

Vermont Humanities*** January 24, 2024