Sunday, December 14, 2014
*PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION
Mandrake Bar, 2692 S La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (between Venice Blvd and Washington Blvd)
21 and over only.
RSVP (not required) at rhapsodomancyla at gmail dot com (RSVP will add you to the Rhapsodomancy email list)
$5 suggested donation. There will be a cash bar.
MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the award-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial, 2011), Dragon's Breath and Other True Stories (2D Cloud/Uncivilized Books, 2014), and the upcoming book Turning Japanese (2D Cloud, 2015). Her work has appeared in over fifty anthologies, including I Saw You: Comics Inspired by Real Life Missed Connections, Eisner-nominated No Straight Lines, Ignatz-winner QU33R and Action Girl Comics. Her comics and essays have been featured on The Rumpus, The Weeklings, LA Review of Books, Midnight Breakfast, Truth-out, SFBay.CA, The Comics Journal, The Bay Citizen, XOJane and more. Mari's work on the Rumpus won a SPACE award and an honorable mention in Houghton Mifflin's Best American Comics 2013. In her spare time, Mari has created and maintained the Cartoonists of Color Database and the LGBTQ Cartoonists Database. Visit her website at marinaomi.com.
Karolina Waclawiak is the author of How to Get Into the Twin Palms, published by Two Dollar Radio, and the forthcoming INVADERS. She is the essays editor of the Believer and has returned to her beloved Los Angeles after a brief stint in New York.
Jeff Griffin holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. An associate at Griffin Moss Industries, Inc., he also operates the publishing house Slim Princess Holdings. He is the author of Lost and (University of Iowa Press, 2013). He teaches in, and lives around, Nevada.
Justin Maurer was born in Los Angeles but came of age in the Pacific Northwest. American Sign Language was his first language. He has written 2 published chapbooks and 3 unpublished novels. He plays in punk bands like Clorox Girls, LA Drugz and Maniac. He sells digital X-ray devices to dentists. Maurer’s writing and criticism has appeared in The Rumpus, Vice Spain, Faster Times, Dum Dum Magazine, Trop, L.A. Record, Color Magazine, Maximumrocknroll, Razorcake, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Yay L.A. and more. www.justin-maurer.com