Travels and Appearances

Festival of Cartoon Art

October 26th, 2007

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I flew from Burlington to Columbus, Ohio last evening for the Festival of Cartoon Art at Ohio State University. I glanced out the plane window at sunset, and look! The Finger Lakes! I love how Read the rest of this entry »

kisses

August 23rd, 2007

kiss

Evidence of my big Eisner Awards kiss with Ellen Forney has finally surfaced. Velvet Park Magazine just posted an extravagantly lengthy and comprehensive video interview with me that they shot at the San Diego Comic Con. It’s like 15 minutes long. The interview, sadly, not the kiss. But should you grow impatient, the action starts about half an inch from the end of the scrollbar. Ellen told me not to worry, she’d just grab my head and take care of everything. All I had to do was think of England.

If you’re a Neil Gaiman fan, (thanks, Kate McKinnon for mentioning his blog a while back–it is indeed excellent) keep watching after the kiss and you can see him presenting me with the Eisner award for best Reality-Based Work. Later in the ceremony, Jonathan Ross copied Ellen’s idea and gave Neil a big kiss, though Neil doesn’t look very happy about it. (thanks again to Dr. Empirical for that link.)

a real superhero

July 30th, 2007

It never ceases to amaze me that I can wake up on one side of this continent and go to bed on the other. I left palmy San Diego this morning, and just got home to the moonlit Vermont woods a little while ago. But I wanted to post a few Read the rest of this entry »

Rocking the Eisners

July 28th, 2007

Okay, it’s 2:37 in the morning, after the Eisner awards. I’m turning the blog over to Ellen Forney for her report (it’s a little fawning, but I couldn’t dissuade her):

Alison, Joan Hilty and I just had a long discussion by the Marriott pool,

poolside
geeking out about social politics and drawing and comics… and Joan and I skinnydipped

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madding

July 27th, 2007

So I have one day of the San Diego Comic Con under my belt, almost. Here’s my cartoon breakfast.

breakfast

That’s the animator Julia Tortolani on the left, me, Joan Hilty who works at DC Comics and also does the strip Bitter Girl, and Paige Braddock who does Jane’s World and also works for the Charles Schulz empire. Snoopy and Bugs Bunny Read the rest of this entry »

heart of the beast: Comic Con

July 24th, 2007

I’m getting ready to head off to the San Diego Comic Con, mother of all comic cons, god help me. Here’s a good article about it in yesterday’s SD Tribune, framing the current moment in comics as a battle of “edge vs. Read the rest of this entry »

fleetingly hip

June 28th, 2007

view

It’s the end of my book tour. I’m getting ready to check out of my fancy NYC hotel and return to my real life, but I don’t want to waste this incredible view I have of the city. So, here.

The reading last night at the Happy Ending Bar was just as hip Read the rest of this entry »

Philadelphia

June 27th, 2007

library audience

Here’s the audience a little before my talk at the Free Library last night. Not everyone was there yet. More people came to this reading (on my paperback tour) than came to the one I did here last year. Which is really Read the rest of this entry »