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Bookends, or, 40s are the new awesome.

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.

A España.

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 […]

November 7th 2011

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La Perdida excerpts

Click at left to read two short excerpts from La Perdida. 

October 31st 2011

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La Perdida pages 11-17

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Carla arrives in Mexico for the first time. 

October 31st 2011

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La Perdida pages 99-107

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Carla and Memo have it out, over Frida Kahlo, of all things.

October 31st 2011

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mexico diaries 6: Pok Chuc and Palapas, Huapangos and Oaxaca

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 […]

September 29th 2011

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mexico diaries 0: The Arrival

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 […]

September 29th 2011

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mexico diaries 5: Journey to the Island of Dolls

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 […]

September 27th 2011

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mexico diaries 4: A day in the life of…

9/25/98 Life goes on more or less as usual here in la Ciudad de Mexico, though we haven’t had much to do with it lately, due to having spent two weeks in California at sibling’s houses and then at the San Diego Comics Convention, and then, ten days later, two weeks with first my sister, […]

September 27th 2011

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mexico diaries 3: The Pink Hotel

06/09/98 Having had four rainstorms in the last two weeks, and having hope of more soon, I finally feel it is safe to poke my head out of doors and write some news. I should probably address the bunch of recent reports on the horrors of Mexico. First, crime: The recent reports make it seem […]

September 27th 2011

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