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 around in the rain trying to find baby food. Then we did a talk about DW&WP with Cartoon Art Museum curator (and cartoonist) Andrew Farago. The last had a much bigger crowd and a very engaged audience.
Some video was shot of the talks, maybe it’ll turn up on line at some point.
I’d like to offer a blanket apology to anyone I rushed by in a daze and either didn’t notice or properly acknowledge a hello. It’s really too bad we couldn’t stay for Sunday because I hardly had a chance to speak to anyone, though I chatted about teaching with Jesse Reklaw and Thien Pham and got a chance to tell Jaime Hernandez how much I love the silent chase sequence page from the new Love and Rockets. (By the way be sure to listen to Jessica’s clip on WNYC’s Studio 360 about Jaime’s influence on her work.) Megan Kelso and I made several unsuccessful plans to have a drink in the hotel bar…
A measly couple photos from the show:
*By the way, if you don’t know who Marc Weidenbaum is, you should. He’s sort of the Man at the Crossroads for a lot of cartoonists in my generation. We first got to know him in the mid-90s when he was editing the now-defunct Pulse! Magazine for the now-defunct Tower Records, where he gave many of us (David Lasky, Tom Hart, Frank Santoro, Adrian Tomine, among many others) our first paying gigs and/or our first national exposure in a magazine. Marc is now at Viz and doing a lot of interesting stuff there. He also maintains an electronic music blog where he occasionally posts about comics. Years ago he wrote a really nice essay about framing a comics page of mine he bought. You can read the essay and see the page here.