I was quite unexpectedly invited to St. Petersburg, Russia, for a comics festival called Boomfest. I hadn’t heard of it, but several friends had gone, including cartoonists Joe Sacco and T. Edward Bak and José Alaniz
My bags are packed to give a keynote address at the first International Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, to be held November 9 – 12 at the Universidad de Alcalá, near Madrid.
I’ll be speaking on an all-star program of comics faculty (oh, and “Scott McCloud”:http://scottmccloud.com/) at a two-day conference on comics teaching at “Sarjakuvakeskus”:http://sarjakuvakeskus.fi/comics-day/ (yes, I did cut and paste that, thank you).
If you can “tour” one town, that’s what I’m doing next week in Kalamazoo.
I’ll be joining Art Spiegelman, Chip Kidd, Charles Burns & David Heatley on an all-star panel at the “Free Library of Philadelphia”:http://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/calbydate.cfm?ID=19937&type=2 on Thursday, November 6, at 7:30 pm.
Matt and I will be appearing at a special event at the Housing Works Cafe on Wednesday October 1.