Sunday, November 25, 2012

Charles Burns's The Hive, Romance Comics, History, The Kiss, The All-Black Panel, Etc . . .

My 13th
GRID column will be up at
The Comics Journal on
Monday, November 26 at
8am EST. here to read the rest of this post...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Stubs, Post-Its, Pogs...

Since I don't have much of a cell phone--you know I'm having problems if I'm walking the streets looking for a phone booth to check the Yellow Pages for an address--I don't have photos or a con haul from BCGF.
Rina Ayuyang has a recap soundly squared away here. Hopefully all those luminaries won't be disappointed when they actually read my book. I look horrible in the pictures.
Thank you to the organizers of BCGF for considering me a guest and to all the folks who stopped by the Yam Books table to say hello. Thanks to Lark and Robyn for congeniality.
I was surprised to meet so many non-cartoonists who had read my book and liked it. One fellow told me he found it in a public library in the children's section--whoops.
The panel I was on was more crowded than I expected, but I felt it went okay. I afterward read a blog post that said I was inarticulate. I felt bad for Anouk Ricard who was thinking fluent French and speaking limited English. (Check out this clip of her characters on YouTube; it is cool.) Tom Spurgeon did a great job of trying to keep the nebulous topic balanced.
Tuesday I was back at my cubicle at work trying to stay awake.
Biggest thank you goes to Rina for publishing Ticket Stub and holding down the tables for the "transcontinental tour." I hope Yam's future is bright and also that she gets back to drawing comics! I likely won't be traveling like this again for a while.
Next up is the Giant Robot annual Post-It show, washed out scan above.
Still drawing laborious comics too... here to read the rest of this post...