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Maia Kobabe

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MAIA KOBABE

EDUCATION

2013 – 2015 California College of the Arts. MFA in Comics.

2007 – 2011 Dominican University of California. BFA, Drawing Emphasis. Minor in Art History.

PUBLISHED COMICS

Two stories in Alphabet: The Queer Comics Anthology, Stacked Deck Press, July 2016.

Home, 16 page comic by Maia Kobabe and Ashley R Guillory, Redgoldsparks Press (self published), April 2016.

Tom o’Bedlam, 24 page comic by Maia Kobabe. Redgoldsparks Press (self published), 2015.

An excerpt from The Thief’s Tale in the MFA in Comics Thesis Anthology, CCA, 2015.

The Thief’s Tale chapter 2, 32 page comic by Maia Kobabe. Redgoldsparks Press (self published), 2015.

The List, 8 page autobiographical comic by Maia Kobabe. Redgoldsparks Press (self published), 2014.

The Thief’s Tale chapter 1, 32 page comic by Maia Kobabe. Redgoldsparks Press (self published), 2014.

Adventures of the Cardboard Box, 12 page comic by Maia Kobabe. Redgoldsparks Press (self published), 2013.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2016 Began writing book reviews for Publishers Weekly, specializing in small press comics.

2016 Served as Project Manager for Best Season Ever, a coloring book featuring 40 different international artists, successfully funded through Kickstarter and self published in May 2016.

2014—2015. Taught Art Electives at SunRidge Charter School for junior high students. One afternoon a week for four semesters. Sebastopol, CA.

2013 Served as Editor for Erratica Vol 2, a letterpress art and poetry anthology with 12 authors, Iota Press.

2011— present. The Archbishop Alemany Library of Dominican University. San Rafael, CA. Access Services Evening Manager for the Circulation Desk.

SPEAKING APPEARANCES

2016 Interview with Trinidad Escobar and Gil Mansergh on “Word by Word: Conversations with Writers”. Aired on Sunday June 12 2016 on KRCB-FM.

2016 Spoke on a panel, “Learning to Make”, at the Queer Comics Expo, San Francisco, CA. June 19, 2016.

2015. Guest speaker in an art history class “The Language of Visual Art” at Dominican University. San Rafael, CA.

2015 Spoke on a panel, “Intro to Comics”, at Kraken Con in Oakland, CA. April 25, 2015.

2014 Visiting Cartoonist at the Charles M Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa, CA. October 11, 2014.

2014 Spoke on a panel, “Comics and Academia”, at the APE, San Francisco, CA. October 4, 2014.

2014 Spoke on a panel, “Comics University”, at Big Wow Con, San Jose, CA. May 17, 2014.

2014. Guest speaker in an art history class “Medieval Colloquium” at Dominican University.  San Rafael, CA.

2012. Guest speaker in an art history class “The Language of Visual Art” at Dominican University. San Rafael, CA.

2012. Guest speaker in an art history class “Text and Image Relations” at Dominican University.  San Rafael, CA.

EXHIBITIONS

2016. “Alphabet”, group show at the Cartoon Art Museum, SOMArts Cultural Center. San Francisco, CA.

2016. “Comic and Cartoon Art”, Society of Illustrators, Museum of American Illustration. New York, NY.

2015. “Iota Press”, one piece with a group table at Codex Book Fest and Symposium, Richmond, CA.

2014. “Emanata: A Year in Comics”, a group show at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

2014. “Shared Universe: Comics Work”, a group show at the Strathemore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD.