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Pop-up: Joamette Gil

Sat, Nov 5, 2022 from 11:30 am - 11:50 am PDT

General Admission Pass required for entry

Joamette Gil pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her comics anthology, Mañana: Latinx Comics From the 25th Century.

Gil is paired with the artwork Magma Spirit Explodes, Tsunami is Dreadful by Chiho Aoshima; found in the Forces of Nature exhibit, on the 1st floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map or the Portland Book Festival print program to find this location.

MAÑANA: Latinx Comics From The 25th Century is the first sci-fi comics anthology from P&M Press, featuring 27 stories by Latinx creators from across the hemisphere. Set throughout Latin America in the 2490s and beyond, MAÑANA presents readers with a radical array of futures, ranging from post-apocalypse, to liberationist utopia, to slice-of-life magical realism.

“El futuro es nuestro.” The future is ours.

Portland Book Festival General Admission Passes are required for entry into all events. Passes are $15 in advance and $25 day of Festival. Youth 17 & under, or with a valid high school ID get in FREE. All full-priced General Admission Passes include a $5 book fair voucher and entry into Portland Art Museum. Passes admit attendees to the Festival; individual events are first-come, first-served. More info here.

Joamette Gil

Joamette Gil is a queer, Afro-Cuban, Eisner Award-winning comics author, and founder of P&M Press. As a creator, she specializes in short stories, best known for her luminous representations of queer people of color across multiple genres, from speculative fiction to educational works. As a publisher and editor, her goal is to empower LGBTQIA and BIPOC creators to live their truths while also making a living. Her independent comics imprint publishes such lauded titles as Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology and Heartwood: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy. By day, she also serves as Managing Editor for Weird Enough, a Black-owned social impact organization that uses diverse media (including comics) to empower youth and the adults who support them. Her heart resides in Miami, FL, while her body does its thing in Portland, OR.
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