From May 16-19 2019, New York City's School of Visual Arts hosted the Queers & Comics Conference, a biennial LGBTQ cartoonist conference. The event was organized by Jennifer Camper and Justin Hall and provided a space for artists, writers and fans to discuss everything from publishing to story structure to social justice to different kinds of pens. Bay Area artist Elizabeth Beier attended the event and created visual notes of some of the panels.
In today's installment, cartoonists Nicole Georges (Fetch, Calling Dr. Laura) and Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, Supergirl, X-23) conversed about how they create their stories. They also touch on topics including their inner ages, the difference between one's first book and every book thereafter, what is most exciting about getting a publisher, and the importance of plot and the "ticking clock."