Discipline/Field: Poet / Comic Book Writer
Based in: San Jose, CA
About: Julia Tranchina is a municipal employee, a 2016 Lambda Literary Fellow, and a seventh generation Californian who can trace her Bay Area ancestry back to Spain. She was born and raised in San Jose where she lives still with her wife and seven-year old twins.
As a California Writing Resident, Julia will transform the final draft of her comic script into a project ready for collaboration with an artist.
Project Title: The untitled comic book is a story of good and evil based in San Francisco before and ending with the 1906 earthquake. Written as a multi-generational epic in the 19th-century gothic fiction tradition, it is about queer, female, and multi-cultural characters with supernatural beings, biblical references, and vice.
Relevant Link: clodhopper.com