The Festival International de la Bande Dessinée (FIBD) is breathing hard down our necks—the whole town is being transformed day by day into the banner-strewn tent city I remember from my previous visits. Matt and I have been put to work by many different comics-related institutions in town, and we’ve got a full plate. Here’s what we have […]
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 […]
Workshops 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 Program One-week intensive course for college credit at the University of Minnesota. July 2011 The Miami Wolfsonian Museum Two-week comics workshop for teens in […]
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.
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 […]
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).
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!
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/
If you can “tour” one town, that’s what I’m doing next week in Kalamazoo.
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.