2013 was a busy year for me and mostly a very satisfying one. I traveled all over Europe, visited the US, got knighted (really!) and made a lot of comics and drawings.
As I write this I’m laying the groundwork for two book-length projects which I plan to make headway on in the year to come. 2013 was all about short pieces as well as guiding some slightly older works to belated publication. Looking over the whole docket I’ a little amazed at all the things I’ve had published in the past year (I’m stretching a bit to include January 2014). Here’s a full list, with links, in the hopes that I’m not the only person who has actually seen all this stuff:
“Pantoum for Hiram” in Columbia: a journal of literature and art #51
Drawn Onward was the 182th issue of One Story magazine, and the first time they’ve published a comic. There’s an interview with me about the story here.
“Six Treasures of the Spiral” was reprinted in The Incredible Sestina Anthology, which recently featured an interview with me on their website.
France (all published by L’Association and being released this week, more or less)
Latin America saw reprints of two older stories of mine plus the world début (a few months before the US edition) of Pantoum for Hiram under the Spanish title “Una Madeja para Hugo”
Sayonara (1999) in the series Burlesquitas (Argentina)
“Los Otros” (2007) in Carboncito # (Peru)
“Una Madeja para Hugo” in Revista Larva (Colombia)
I did a strip for Infinite Corpse which has been expanded upon in some interesting ways
Bridge, my 24+7-hour comic from last year is available to read on line.
A comics chat in Spanish with Powerpaola about the artist’s life.
I also did a quickie anecdotal comic for the website of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to accompany an interview with me on the subject of living in France.
Oubapo portfolio in Words Without Borders February 2013 issue
Though I didn’t achieve my goal of nailing down more foreign editions of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, I did get reprinted in France and Spain with attendant fanfare and signings.