The fifty-third meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Bluestockings bookstore, 172 Allen St, New York, NY. Free and open to the public ($5 suggested).

Scheduled presentations:  Meghan Turbitt will answer the world’s burning question: what the HELL happened to her after she took Lauren Weinstein’s cartooning class in 2008? Comics presented will include the absurd and psychedelic “Lady Turbo and the Terrible Cox Sucker,” autobiographical gag (literally) comics and mini stories including the titles “Conan” and “Becoming a Kennedy.”
Katie Skelly will explore the influences of fashion design/advertising, genre films, and specific representations of human anatomy in art history in my work.

 Meghan Turbitt is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2008, Turbitt has created a multitude of autobiographical comics based loosely on (her) reality. Subjects and experiences most like would to forget, Turbitt unabashedly features in one page gag comics and mini stories.Titles include: Conan, Becoming a Kennedy, and Lady Turbo and the Terrible Cox Sucker. Her gag comics are serialized in two collections. Jaime Hernandez follows her on Twitter.
Katie Skelly is a cartoonist living in Queens, New York. Her first graphic novel, the psychedelic science fiction Nurse Nurse, was published by Sparkplug Books in 2012. Her new graphic novel, Operation Margarine, a motorcycle melodrama, is forthcoming from AdHouse Books. Her comics work has also appeared in the anthologies Thickness and Secret Prison.

turbitt skelly smallImages by Meghan Turbitt (l) and Katie Skelly (r).