Mara Williams Accepted to Comics Industry Intensive—at the Mistress Level

“Filling Out Application,” or, “My Life on the Internet” copyright by Mara Williams.

UO graduate student Mara Williams has been accepted at the Mistress level to the Adventure School for Ladies: Comics Intensive, a residential program focused on increasing diversity in the comics industry. Mara is only one of two artists accepted at the Mistress level. The program runs in Chicago from June 4- 17, 2012.

Williams is an illustrator, zinester, and third-year PhD student in Communication and Society, through the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon. Recent academic projects include studies of post-feminist and post-racist logics in online fandom, open source online archives, and queer religious blogs. She is also active in Fembot, a special project of the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society.

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