For my last event of the year I’ll be on a panel with critic Douglas Wolk and cartoonist Cristy Road at the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. We’ll be showing some slides and talking about “alternative” comics Brooklyn Independents: What’s Alternative About Alternative Comics? Wed Dec 17 7pm 20081217T190000/20081217T200000 map Central Library, Dweck […]
Archives for 2008
Jessica and I will be doing a slideshow talk along with David Heatley and Ariel Schrag at the Miami Book Fair this weekend, on Saturday November 15 at 4PM. Art Spiegelman (who designed the fair’s poster), Françoise Mouly, Scott McCloud, and Chip Kidd will be there, among others, as part of a program called Comix […]
It was a whirlwind day. We could only be there on Saturday because we both teach back in NYC on Monday. I did a talk with Marc Weidenbaum* which I thought went quite well even if the crowd was on the small side. I didn’t see Jessica’s talk (also with Marc) since I was walking […]
This is a piece I wrote many years ago for the French comics web site Du9, which is back and going strong after a several year hiatus (if you search their archives you will find several pieces about or by me including an interview with me from 1998 and my translation of a 1995 interview […]
Jessica and I will be appearing as featured guests at APE—the Alternative Press Expo, in San Francisco—on Saturday, November 1. APE is a really energetic, exciting small press comics convention. Check their website for a list of exhibitors. APE will be held at the Concourse, all day Nov. 1-2Location: 620 7th Street, San FranciscoHours: Saturday, […]
An example of a comic made without images, an on-the-go collaboration with Jessica Abel while on book tour for our textbook Drawing Words & Writing Pictures.
Jessica and I came up with a new collaborative comics-making activity for our signing at Rocketship last week. We were all pretty happy with how it turned out so here’s a description of how it worked. Feel free to use it or adapt it as you see fit. As I hinted earlier, the basic idea […]
Recently I started drawing images from films in my sketchbook. I draw them from memory, at almost thumbnail size, within a day or two of seeing the movie. I’m finding it a good way to keep a dialogue going with a film, recording images that struck me in some way. It’s part film diary, part […]
I’m going back-to-back in the Comics Journal this spring. Following the preview of Drawing Words & Writing Pictures in #289, the new issue features a career-spanning interview with me conducted by poet/cartoonist Gary Sullivan. TCJ has posted a brief excerpt on their website. You can read it here.
This post is a bit of a preview of Jessica’s and my debut at Best American Comics. Lynda Barry is the guest editor for the 2008 edition and she encouraged all the contributors to send in photos of their workspaces so we can put them all up on the website in the fall. It inspired […]