Boomfest: comics in St. Petersburg

Back in the summer, 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, an academic with expertise in Eastern European and Russian comics. I don’t usually write up much of […]

recent courses and workshops

Workshops Tri-College Creative Residency, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges Series of three workshops for visual art and writing students, and a keynote lecture, April 2013. The Rubin Museum Teen workshop co-taught with Matt Madden, three sessions, spring 2012. The Brooklyn Public Library Led a four-session book club on graphic novels, Fall 2011. Split Rock Artists […]

September 27th 2011

education, events, speaking

5-day intensive at Split Rock in July

I’ll be teaching an intensive comics course at the U of Minnesota St Paul campus this summer. College credit is available, housing is available, major head-cramming comix learning IS AVAILABLE.

May 13th 2011

education, events, news, speaking

Cartoon HOTHOUSE! May 31-Aug 2

Take a full-credit class with me, Tom Hart of the Sequential Artists Workshop, and Keith Mayerson this summer at SVA. When/Where: Tuesdays May 31-Aug 2 (10 weeks) 12-6, but we’re likely to shift it to 11-5. 310 East 22 Street New York NY • experienced teachers • intense critiques at the panel, page, and story-arc […]

May 13th 2011

education, events, news, speaking

Comics Day in Helsinki

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).

March 22nd 2011

education, events, news, speaking

BAC 2010 with Neil Gaiman, Bryan Lee O’Malley, and Gabrielle Bell

I’ll be moderating (with Matt M) a “panel discussion”:http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/66925 on the Best American Comics 2010 with Neil Gaiman (the 2010 guest editor), Bryan Lee O’Malley, and Gabrielle Bell the day before NYCC opens. Start lining up now!

September 30th 2010

events, news, speaking

Huntington West Virginia

Matt and I will next be in Huntington, West Virginia, February 25-28 as “Walter Gropius Master Artists”:http://www.hmoa.org/pages/aa-workshops.html, giving a three-day workshop and gallery talk. I’ll also be giving a public lecture at “Marshall University”:http://www.huntingtonnews.net/marshall/100123-staff-marshallwritersseries.html, all in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Litgraphic: the World of the Graphic Novel.”:http://www.nrm.org/2009/10/litgraphic-the-world-of-the-graphic-novel-3/

January 8th 2010

events, news, speaking

Kalamazoo Michigan tour

If you can “tour” one town, that’s what I’m doing next week in Kalamazoo.

October 26th 2009

education, events, news, speaking

Pre-MoCCA Art Festival Class: Summer Intensive Comics Workshop at SVA

Starting the day after Memorial Day, Matt and I are offering an intensive 2-week class at “SVA”:http://www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/ceCourseFinder/app?sCourse=CIC-3012-A, the goal of which is to learn how to make comics by writing, drawing, and printing a minicomic in time for the MoCCA Art Festival the weekend of June 6-7.

May 5th 2009

education, events, news, speaking

Philadelphia Free Library Nov. 6

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.

October 23rd 2008

events, news, speaking