Sister Spit 2018: QTPOC Cruising the West
 
Exciting news! 

I'm gonna hit the road with Sister Spit in March of 2018! 

I'll be performing with Jamal T. Lewis, Andrea Abi-Karam, Wo Chan, Virgie Tovar, Jay Dodd, and Juliana Delgado Lopera.

I last joined Sister Spit in their Next-Generation phase, and wrote all about it in my self-published Sister Spit Diary 2011, which you can purchase from Retrofit Comics.

If you're in California, Nevada, Arizona or New Mexico, and you want Sister Spit to come to your school or venue, contact our tour manager at: [email protected] 

About the Sister Spit Tour

In 2018 Sister Spit celebrates its 21st anniversary. The tour began in San Francisco in the 1990s as a weekly, girls-only open mic that was an alternative to the misogyny-soaked poetry open mics popular around the city at that time. Sister Spit became the first all-girl poetry roadshow at the end of the 90s, and toured regularly with such folks as Eileen Myles, Beth Lisick and Nomy Lamm.

The tour was revived as Sister Spit: The Next Generation in 2007. In this next incarnation, out of respect to the changing gender landscape of our queer communities, the tour welcomed artists of all genders, including Chinaka Hodge, Dorothy Allison and Justin Vivian Bond.

Sister Spit 2018 marks a new chapter in the tour’s history. As Radar Productions, the non-profit that houses Sister Spit, has shifted its vision toward Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) specifically, so too has the tour shifted lineup and style. Sister Spit will tour the West Coast and Southwest in March 2018, featuring 7 artists who offer intersectional perspectives to issues of race, size, class, gender and sexuality. 

This year we will offer our traditional hosted lineup as well as a new option titled “QTPOC Think Tank,” where touring artists engage in public conversation with each other around topics of artistic and cultural importance, such as representation, language and neo-colonialism. We invite our potential hosts to consider booking one or both of these public performances.

Tier Benefits
Diary Comics
$1 or more per month
$1 patrons have access to my daily diary comics as I make them, plus all the diary comics I've made in the last month or so.

$1/month includes:
  • Daily diary comics as they're made
  • Access to the last month's worth of diary comics
A bit more
$2 or more per month
$2 patrons not only have access to my diary comics, but they also have access to my WIP and TMI posts. These may include, but aren't limited to: art I'm working on, personal photos, weird shit that's been up with me, and more.

Included in $2 tier:
  • Daily diary comics as they're made
  • Access to the last month's worth of diary comics
  • TMI posts
  • WIP posts
  • Art posts
Comics
$5 or more per month
$5 patrons, in addition to the previous rewards, get to read my new comics as I make them (when I'm contractually allowed to share), and older, sometimes out-of-print comics. They also get access to all the diary comics I've made so far (hundreds!).

Included in $5 tier:

  • New comics
  • Comics backlog, including all diary comics so far
  • All previous rewards
Stuff in the Mail
$25 or more per month
U.S. only

Who doesn't like getting mail? My Stuff-in-the-Mail patrons get something in the mail every month, tailored especially for them. Past rewards include: T-shirts, prints, original artwork, old and new zines, anthologies that include my comics, and other merch I no longer sell at cons because I got tired of lugging that stuff from place to place.

  • Something in the mail each month
  • All previous rewards
Pick My Brain
$100 or more per month
Do you want to chat about life, comics, publishing, or whatever? At this tier, I'll let you "pick my brain" for up to an hour each month via chat or email.
  • 1-hour chat OR 1-hour's worth of emails
  • Previous rewards (except Stuff in the Mail)
Pick My Brain + Stuff in the Mail
$125 or more per month
U.S. only

Here's an option for if you want to pick my brain AND get something fun in the mail each month.

$125/month gets you:

  • 1-hour chat OR 1-hour's worth of emails
  • All previous rewards, including Stuff in the Mail
Mentorship
$150 or more per month
Are you a budding cartoonist or memoirist in need of a little direction? If so, this is the tier for you! For each month your payment is successfully processed, I'll take an overview look at what you're working on, then chat with you for up to an hour to discuss your project, career, motivation, or whatever you need help with.

Note: If you're a student, I am happy to work with your school's mentorship program.

$150/month will get you:
  • Mentorship (light project review, 1 hour of conversation per month)
  • Previous rewards (except Stuff in the Mail)
Mentorship + Stuff in the Mail
$175 or more per month
This is like the Mentorship tier, but includes something in the mail each month.

$175/month gets you:

U.S. only

  • Mentorship (light project review, 1 hour of conversation per month)
  • All previous rewards, including Stuff in the Mail
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