Archive for November, 2007

Phranc in NYC

November 30th, 2007


This is Phranc/The Cardboard Cobbler’s Coney Island Souvenir hat. It’s part Read the rest of this entry »

Jane Rule

November 29th, 2007


Jane Rule died last night from complications of liver cancer at age 76. Desert of the Heart was one of the first lesbian books I read when I was 19. Here’s an excellent obituary in Xtra.

DTWOF episode #516

November 27th, 2007

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Fresh and local.
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fresh turkeys

November 22nd, 2007


Look! In my yard. On Thanksgiving.

fumetti frenzy

November 21st, 2007

I don’t know if anyone will really be interested in this, or if I’ll have the time to deal with it. But I just had a thought about another contest-type activity.

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I shouldn’t post this but I will

November 17th, 2007

I was just winding down from work by taking pictures of my cat with the PhotoBooth thingy on my computer. Then I started fooling around with “Comic Life,” a program that also came with the computer. This whole thing took about Read the rest of this entry »

DTWOF episode #515

November 13th, 2007

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In which Raffi is MySpaced. Read the rest of this entry »

In which my mind is blown

November 11th, 2007

Thanks for all your compelling ideas about visual storytelling in the last post. What an excellent and oddly synchronistic conversation, given my recent activities.

me, chris, dan & lynda

Here I am having dinner with Chris Ware and Lynda Barry after our PEN/Faulkner panel on Friday. The guy with the camera is Dan Raeburn, who moderated the discussion. You can’t tell from this picture that my brain is exploding in a spasm of Read the rest of this entry »

comics in the classroom

November 8th, 2007

I’m in DC. Tomorrow night is the graphic novel panel I’m doing with Chris Ware and Lynda Barry. Tonight PEN/Faulkner, the organization that brought us here, is having a dinner for us where some local comics experts are going to discuss “teaching graphic texts in the classroom.” Coincidentally, Read the rest of this entry »


November 5th, 2007

cat painting

My cat is displaying some drawing promise.

I’m getting ready to go to DC later this week to be on a panel with Chris Ware and Lynda Barry.

That’s about all I have to report. Oh. Except last night I had a dream that Hillary Clinton asked me to be her press secretary. I didn’t feel very prepared, but she sent me out to handle a press conference anyway and I pretty much flubbed it. I think this is about my anxiety about the thing with Ware & Barry. Or…? What do you think?