Elizabeth Beier
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The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors


Elizabeth Beier chronicles her true-life romantic tales as she breaks up with a long-term boyfriend and starts to date women. Beier tackles the complexities of sexuality and self image with a conversational and immediate art style, telling stories anyone who's ever struggled with dating can relate to. Northwest Press, October 2017

As Elizabeth grows from young girl to confident queer, the literal walls of her work come crumbling down: the lines and marks get bolder and more dynamic, and the traditional comic book grids and portrait-based storytelling give way to the abstract, the strange, and the divine.
— 99% Invisible producer Avery Trufelman, from the foreword

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Art


Comics

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I specialize in true stories about identity and community. 

Illustration

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Sometimes just one image can tell a story. I create open source #resistance art, landscapes, and portraits. 

Live scribing

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At conferences, meetings, classes, I draw the entire scene and capture the conversation. 

 
 
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Events


Los Angeles Comic Con

 October 28-29, 2017 | 11:AM-5PM | Los Angeles, CA

SF Book Opening at Mission: Comics

November 4, 2017 | 6:00-7:30PM | San Francisco, CA

Seattle Book Reading at Outsider Comics

December 2, 2017 | 2:00-4:00PM | Seattle, WA

Portland OR Book Reading at Books with Pictures

December 3, 2017 | 4:00-6:00PM | Portland, OR

"Love and Loneliness" reading at Pegasus Downtown

February 13, 2018 | 6:00-7:30 | Berkeley, CA

 
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Recent press


Comics Verse | "The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors Review: Fresh and Frank"

by Kelsey McConnell, October 28, 2017

SF Chronicle | "Me Too" campaign gains ground as safe space for stories of harassment

By Tony Bravo, October 17, 2017

Book Riot | Kickstart this: "The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors" 

by Megan Cavitt, July 19th, 2017

Smash Pages | "Q&A: Elizabeth Beier on Bisexual Trials and Errors" 

by Alex Dueben, July 6th, 2017

Huffington Post | "Why I Create Bisexual Comics"

  by Elizabeth Beier, June 28, 2017