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 […]
Matt and I, and our kids, Aldara and Jasper, are picking up and moving to France in September, for a year. In some ways, the difficulty of shifting a fully adult life under full steam to a new track adds to the thrill. We will have been parents almost 5 years, in this house 10 years, teaching at SVA 11 years, in NYC 12 years. It’s more than time, beyond time, for a change.
This is gonna totally screw with GraNoDraMo, and I’m only going for like 3 days, but I’m psyched anyway. My bags are packed for the first International Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, to be held November 9 – 12 at the Universidad de Alcalá, near Madrid. “The main objective of the conference is to […]
Click at left to read two short excerpts from La Perdida.
Carla arrives in Mexico for the first time.
Carla and Memo have it out, over Frida Kahlo, of all things.
Mastering Comics from First Second Books The second in the Drawing Words & Writing Pictures series, Mastering Comics goes deeper and wider, introducing everything from webcomincs to color, and helps the developing artist get from spark to finished work, in the hands of readers. More about Mastering Comics. Order Mastering Comics. Drawing Words & […]
mexico diaries 6: Pok Chuc and Palapas, Huapangos and Oaxaca 2/5/00 It’s been a long time since I attempted any kind of communication about my life south of the border. Actually, that’s not true. I started writing a letter only a month after my last one (which was in May of ’99), but quit after […]
mexico diaries 0: The Arrival 3/7/98 Matt and I arrived around 2:30 or so on Tuesday, ready to run the gauntlet that we’d been warned the airport was. However, on going through it, it really seemed admirably set up to be safe, with lots of security checks and personnel, carts on which to carry bags […]
5/17/99 It’s a funny thing: it’s been over six months since I last wrote anything about living in Mexico, and, the more things happen that are worth writing about, the harder it gets to figure out what to write. Well, gotta start someplace. In short, since last I wrote, we’ve traveled to Chicago (twice, in […]