Total Run Time 60 min.
TWIST is proud to showcase a strong lineup of female and gender-nonconforming films that portray vital characters conspicuously absent from mainstream media. Learn about trailblazers doing amazing work to shift the climate in the superhero and online comic universe, including our own local transgender web comic personality, Jesska Nightmare! Have your media literacy lenses packed and ready to investigate the intersectionality of comics and film, particularly considering recent exciting developments of the Wonder Woman phenomena.
Co-presented by Raygun Lounge
TATIANA GILL (MODERATOR)
Tatiana Gill is a Seattle cartoonist who uses her art to show strength and vulnerability, reflecting the diversity of women underrepresented in mainstream media. Themes in her work include body positivity, feminism, mental health, and addiction recovery. Tatiana has created dozens of comic books, teaches comics, and contributes to local & global publications.
After much begging by El, comic book writer Greg Rucka wrote them into an issue of DC's Crime Bible series in which they are a sex worker that falls in love with Gotham City police detective and secret superhero, Renee Montoya. *Important Note: El is portrayed by a white, blond, thin lady in the book because racism and sexism are a thing (neither of which are Greg Rucka's fault). El currently resides in Seattle, WA where when not performing stand-up or singing with their band Lightning Bolton (Seattle’s premiere 80's/90's adult contemporary comedy cover band) they enjoy splitting their time between drinking shots of wine, having panic attacks on the bus and dusting their action figures. El has performed at Seattle's Crypticon, Emerald City Comicon, Bumbershoot, and is a regular opening act and touring partner of comedian Hari Kondabolu.
Isabella L. Price is a long-time certifiable blerd (black nerd). Cosplaying for over 10 years, hosting several panels at GeekGirlCon and Emerald City Comic Con, and hosting events for PAX and GGC. She is a writer and reporter for Black Girl Nerds. She is currently working on completing a short horror film and writing another horror to be produced soon.
Jessica Nightmare is a Seattle writer, cartoonist, and freelance illustrator. She is best known for her cartoon strip Manic Pixie Nightmare Girls in which she often mocks the negative attitudes, ignorance, and bigotry she has faced as a trans woman.
Roberta's one of the first to create LGBT comics, which have been published since the mid 1970s, starting with Wimmen's Comix, including her own title Dynamite Damsels and appearances in most issues of Gay Comix during the early 1980s. She is best known for her Bitchy Bitch (and Bitchy Butch) characters, stars of the 40 issues of her Fantagraphics series Naughty Bits. Also responsible for Winging It, Artistic Licentiousness, Follow Your Art, True Cat Toons, Mother Mountain and lots of new stuff.
Robyn Jordan is a cartoonist based in Seattle, Washington, most widely known for her work on non-fiction memoir and journalism comics. She makes mini-comics and drawings, and teaches art in a public elementary school in Capitol Hill. She serves on the Short Run Comix and Arts Festival board. Her work has been featured in various publications, including The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, Narratively, Bright, and The Huffington Post. She is a member of THE HAND, an art collective that creates collaborative comics.