Innovations in Accessible Comics for Blind and Low Vision Readers! Expert panelists and participants weigh in on new projects with five international teams, as Illi and Rae reveal how we made our prize-winning queer webcomic #SeeingInBetween. Free registration is open now. Gain access to early prototypes and hear from experts like Thomas Reid, Walei Sabry, Silvana Rainey and Joshua Miele. Event starts at 10am PT (19:00 CET). Hope you can tune in! Listen, view and read the full comic.
Invitation flier for the event, in the style of a three panel comic. The text reads: 
The Program in Visual Impairments, Comic Studies & The Longmore Institute on Disability Present, Innovations in Accessible Comics for Blind and Low Vision Readers!
Highlighted in yellow: rae and illi talk shop on their comic, 10 am PT  (19:00 Uhr CET)
A jagged circle reads "Zoom Event! Friday May 5, 2023, 10am to 1:30pm." 
registration link: 
Get exclusive access to the projects of the Accessible Comics Collective design competition as they receive feedback from comics/access experts... and YOU!"  AD/ASL/CART provided. For other requests: Supported by the College of Liberal and Creative Arts.
Drawings of Avatars of Rae and Illi are overlaid at bottom. Rae, on the right, is white and wears an eyepatch, pink headphones, a white shirt, yellow pants and blue shoes. Illi, on the left, is white and wears glasses, blue headphones, a yellow shirt, white skirt and pink boots. They are waving to each other and you!


We won! First we drew, and then we talked. Then we drew and talked more, building our artistic collaboration to make an accessible comic! For low vision and blind readers, we designed our multimodal comic conversation, #SeeingInBetween.All audio in the comic will also be captioned as text and all visuals image described.
Text on a multi pointed star announces: Accessible Comics Design Competition! Our two comic characters, Illi (Munich) and Rae(San Francisco), are drawn loosely, composed of squiggly black lines. We are moving toward each other and gesturing. Rae wears an eyepatch, and both Illi and Rae wear colorful headphones. We float against a bright yellow background above a blue arc of earth. Dots and lines emerge from the headphones to show our connection in space and time. A banner at the top includes portions of black line graphics from the competition announcement, with the following text: Program in Visual Impairments, Comic Studies, The Longmore Institute on Disability.


Fresh of the press at Wallstein: “Child Emigration from Frankfurt am Main – Stories of rescue, loss and memory” with essays, documentation and almost 50 pages comic biographies. I wrote and drew one of the biographies and worked together with the team of Deutschen Exilarchiv 1933-1945, and used there research for the corresponding exhibition at Deutsches Nationalmuseum. The other Comics were created by Hamed Eshrat, Magdalena Kaszuba, Sascha Hommer, Birgit Weyhe and Ilki Kocer. The essays treat the history of Kindertransport out of Germany and the memorial called Waisen-Karussel. The book contains biographical info and objects from the live of the portrayed children. The book is in English and German. Part of the front cover of the book. Coal drawing of a steam propelled train is going through a snow covered countryside. Text: 
Kinderemigartion aus Frankfurt am Main
Child Emigration from Frankfurt am Main
WallsteinPhoto of part of a page from the book. White drawings on dark green background with magenta colored accents, black text in white speech bubbles is not legible.Photo of part of a page taken at an angle. A white sketch on maroon background shows panels of a comic that are numbered. Below text: English translation.
Panel 1.1 Lili got accepted! She's going to Malmö!
Panel 1.2 Malmö in January!
Panel 1.3 Aren't you feeling well, Lili?...
The text is cut off


I am excited, that the xier pronouns I developed, are getting used more, and I am looking forward to any neo-pronoun widespread and recognized as singular they. Thanks to Goethe-Institut London and Oslo for quoting me, <3. My quote, white letters on green: 'I want a widespread gender neutral alternative to »sie« and »er«- beautiful or ugly, I don't care but something that fills the language gap and works within German grammar.' At the left bottom of the image a black and white self-portrait of Illi Anna Heger.


The second episode of Queer Comic Conversations uploaded yesterday. It’s a cooperation comic between me, nonbinary in Germany, and a trans man from New Zealand. We take each other queer places in our communities and actually did draw into each others panels. The hardest part in working together was finding a time we would both be awake.
Links to the episodes and to an interview we gave for the German comic festival, Comic Salon Erlangen, can be found at image teaser for the August Episode 2/6, Sam and Anna sit in bar sipping drinks and discussing labels.