I want to begin by thanking all of our community supporters, grant foundations, creators, teachers, fellow admin, and designers who have made the past two years possible. You all have been an exciting and wonderful part of making Miss Anthology an incredible comics resource for female and LGBTQIA2S+ kids and young adults to learn and share their work.
Due to a lack of funding we will not be able to have as many workshops this year, and they will not be exclusive in any way. Instead, we will host three pop up workshops taught by female and LGBTQIA+ instructors that will be free open to all who want to attend, but we will accept donations to continue paying our teachers and providing students with supplies.
Our workshops are still going to be very similar, but with a few changes. We’ll have only traditional media this year, but hope to make brand new classes with new content. We will still have a strict safe space policy to make our workshops as inclusive as possible. (See our safer spaces policy here.) There will be a zero tolerance discrimination and harassment policy for adults in our workshops. If an adult makes someone feel uncomfortable, they will be asked to leave.
We’re still working on the details of our pop up summer workshops, but here are the dates you should mark on your calendars!
Taught by Sabine Rear
Marrow PDX, 7025 N Lombard St, Portland, OR
Forest Park Hike + Draw
Taught by Kerstin LaCross (pronouns they/them)
Forest Park (exact location TBD)
Making + Writing Comix
Taught by Emily Lewis (pronouns she/her)
Books with Pictures, 1401 SE Division Street, Portland, OR
Taught by Jenny Vu (pronouns she/her)
We will be publishing our book via Kickstarter again this year and will be accepting submissions from April 1st until June 1st. Any sales from the book will go toward funding the following year of Miss Anthology. We expect to have the book complete by October in time for fall comic/zine festivals and of course our annual anthology release party.
Emily Lewis + Miss Anthology Staff