Archie Bongiovanni, April Malig and Bianca Xunise: Comic Artists Reading

Join three badass cartoonists as they read and discuss their badass work! Free! All are welcome! This event is part of the Bluestockings Queer + Trans Comics Fest running August 8th to 16th, find more info about all the amazing vendors and events over on

Bianca Xunise is an illustrator and cartoonist based out of Chicago. Her work primarily focuses on the plight and daily struggles as identifying as a young black feminist weirdo in modern society. Her story-telling can range from simple relatable slice of life content to complex nuanced narratives like police brutality that have garnered her an Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. Bianca’s work has been published on diverse platforms such as The Washington Post, Riot Fest, The Nib, Bitch Magazine, and Shondaland and has been featured on platforms such as Vogue The BBC, The Nerdist, and NYLON. When she’s not doodling away Bianca is usually somewhere dreaming of the mothman, while listening to The Damned.

April Malig is a cartoonist/zine maker whose work exists between multiple intersections, between comics and poetry, illustration and photography, humor and melancholy. She has an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont and has done work for Velour Magazine. You can also find her zines in the library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. April currently lives in Queens and likes eating sweets, reading manga (and tons of fanfic), and watching figure skating.

Archie Bongiovanni is a queer cartoonist, zine-maker, and sex educator. Their newest graphic novel, A Quick And Easy Guide To They/Them Pronouns (Limerence/Oni Press 2018) has been praised by Teen Vogue, School Library Journal, Archie’s next graphic novel, Grease Bats, will be out with Boom! Box September 2019. Archie is a contributor on Autostraddle and The Nib.