comics philosophy and practice

Tweets from “Comics: Philosophy and Practice”

I was at the University of Chicago at the Comics: Philosophy and Practice last weekend, and live-tweeted most of it. A few people have asked for a link-able, reusable version of this documentation, so here it is (after the jump). I’m working on a comics story about it, for the University of Chicago Magazine, and will update about that here. 

From the intro:

  • From an R. Crumb postcard to Chute: worried about boring audience. Let’s keep in mind that this is about comic books! #comicscon May 18, 2012

Art Spiegelman  and W.J.T. Mitchell in conversation

  • Spiegelman to be interviewed by WJT Mitchell, who was my BA thesis advisor in 1991 (which was a comic…) #comicscon May 18, 2012
  • Spiegelman “too daunted” by company to give a keynote… Prefers to play wise guy in an interview #comicscon May 18, 2012
  • Mitchell: is there a “philosophy” of comics? (pre-answers “yes”) #comicscon May 18, 2012
  • The curse of comics: is there one? It was low art, now academic attention: not unmixed blessing. #comicscon May 18, 2012
  • First slide: THE CURSE of Comics as the LOWEST art. This is why Spiegelman got into it. Could be left alone. #comicscon May 18, 2012
  • Medium of mass communication when superseded technologically, has to become art to survive. (see woodcuts) #comicscon May 18, 2012
  • Comics born of a print technology. Pulitzer wanted to print “great art”, technology didn’t work 4 that, worked 4 vulgar comics. #comicscon May 18, 2012
  • Q: did you really drink a pot of ink? A: well, I sipped it… #comicscon May 18, 2012
  • If children like something, adults get frightened and try to control it. Photo crazy huge comics stand 1949 then Comics burning #comicscon May 18, 2ad012
  • Spiegelman used lists of banned comics as a shopping list #comicscon May 18, 2012
  • Spiegelman learned to read to learn if batman is a good guy or a bad guy. “Frank Miller is still working on that.” #comicscon May 18, 2012
  • Comics were a guilty pleasure: Mad was the “original sin”. what does it mean if they’re no longer guilty? #comicscon May 18, 2012
  • Maybe the answer is to make more dangerous comics–important to make things that aren’t easy To assimilate. Spiegelman #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Looking at close ups of Mad covers, talking about Spiegelman’s “Talmudic” study. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Girodet: the Birth of Drawing. 18 19th century fascinated with myth of connecting drawing to love/or lust #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • THe line of beauty, Hogarth. The root of the doodle, also captain haddock being drunk. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Topffer: physiognomy a scicence is stupid, but we all know what we mean, so great for comics. Study of physiognomy in comics #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Nasty caricature in a learn to cartoon ad from the 30s, said you can make 20 to 200 a week. “Amazing that it’s still true!” #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Discussion of stereotype/caricature. Spiegelman says caricature has to have underlying type to work, a problem. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Current dilemma: how do you draw a black president and avoid indicating that he’s black? Can’t/won’t use the old stereotypes #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • @boxbrown @bambambarbarian WJT Mitchell, ed of critical inquiry May 19, 2012
  • Showing Ceci n’est pas une pipe…Foucault thinks of words images as in battle. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Some concerns of keeping word and image apart no longer relevant b/c images reserved for beauty, now beauty ugliness a stew.#comicscon May 19, 2012
  • For some cartoonists (Panter) maybe the original really is the original, and the comic is a catalog. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Comics avant grade moving very much towards the image. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Keep reading about the death of the book, but the most beautiful books since the middle ages keep coming out. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Comics getting a history with great reprint projects. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • History of comics has been the history of printing up until now. New media will make comics something else. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • The result of current technology is often faster obsolescence–cd-roms are unreadable today. Newspaper closer to stone tablets.#comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Spiegelman’s theory of comics’ value related to his interest in “chicken fat”. Dig in &reread to get all the fatty goodness out. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Spiegelman: Neo-sincerity. Use tools of irony to say things that need saying. Example: Colbert. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Question: what would be unsafe way to handle comics in classroom? A: terrified that book used as text. Will make it medicine. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Glad Maus is used in classroom. But wary of what can happen when works wrung out. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • …which not really an answer to the question, had to do w how safe it is to do non-fic comics in classroom, and what to do to shake up. May 19, 2012
  • If 300 pg GN only format that works, problem. Not everybody ready to do more than 2 pp at a time. Comics an art of compression. #comicson May 19, 2012
  • Argument for short work, relearning to look at visual side of what comics can be, as opposed to long narrative. Spiegelman #comicson May 19, 2012

Panel: Comics and Autobiography: Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Justin Green, Carol Tyler, Phoebe Gloeckner

  • Live webcam of U of C comics conference starting around now. Will be live tweeting off an on today. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Kominsky-Crumb, Tyler, Gloeckner, Green talking about digital comics. G: willing to admit we’re working in lapsed medium (ink).#comicsedu May 19, 2012
  • Gloeckner: working on new book that will also have different iPad version. A character still, but breathing. #comicsedu May 19, 2012
  • Gloeckner: have to deal with how people read online. Can’t simply scan print comics. #comicsedu May 19, 2012
  • Tyler: worst 8 months of her life, but sitting at the drawing table, everything melts away, “oh, I’m home!” #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Green: a power to comics that’s is unique. Balance images and words in a way that’s kinetic. Like music. K-C : like opera. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • If yr in Chicago, there are seats available at the #comicscon due to NATO shutdowns/cancellations. Come on down. May 19, 2012
  • Green: dirty little secret of comics writing is copy fitting. Maybe need an arm holding a broken bottle in that space, so you axe an adverb. May 19, 2012
  • Green: splash panel brings in the rubes. You do that beautifully, then you can lame out after… #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Gloeckner never draws more than a panel ahead. Never plans the full arc. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Tyler: can’t work on a script. teaching, tells kids plot structure is da-da, da-da, da-DAH…da-da. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Gloeckner–my visit to her class was a relief. Different style. She sets them free, I gave a bit of structure. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Venues for short work out there. Tyler: One pagers great to master. Splash, sequence, whole story. A haiku.// I agree… #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Tyler: cleaning ductwork. Took pix of herself and Green in masks, thought, at least could draw it later. Not just duct work. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • @harveyjamestm Phrased it badly. Discussion was of the strength of cartooning using types, need to fight that tendency, find new ways. May 19, 2012
  • Gloeckner: have students copy R. Crumb in class. What if had them do Aline? Would students understand skill and beauty of it? #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Kominsky-Crumb: Wimmen’s Comix a divisive group. Not the most nurturing group. Gloeckner: so unpleasant. But we stuck with it. #comicsedu May 19, 2012
  • Gloeckner: don’t make me token, label me “woman” cartoonist. I don’t call Robert a white male cartoonist. Well, I do, but… #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Green re self-portraiture. Vey unforgiving, can be very unflattering. But there’s a truth there you have to face. #comicsedu May 19, 2012
  • Green: can’t make an idealized portrait of yourself b/c then you’re vain, so you try to apply ironic scrutiny to your depiction. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • K-C in early comics looked like a monster. Felt like that. Tyler: try to present a slightly idealized, simplified self. #comicsedu May 19, 2012
  • Gloeckner: takes much longer to draw yourself as you get older. So many lines. K-C: Botox out forehead lines. Gloeckner: so practical! May 19, 2012
  • End of the autobio panel. Sacco up next. #comicscon May 19, 2012

Joe Sacco and W.J.T. Mitchell in conversation

  • Sacco intros happening–“Chicago Style” ie really long. Get on the live stream–Sacco is always so interesting to see … May 19, 2012
  • Though that autobio panel will be hard to beat. Very interesting and funny. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • WJT Mitchell: “what the blankety blank happened to comics and what did you have to do with it?” //we ask no small questions here. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Sacco: adult comics happened. I went through that door opened by others. Mitchell: but, is drawing comics a second childhood? #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Sacco: not childish, but subversive. Great moment in 80s and 90s when realized no one
  • Mitchell: self-portraiture. You insert your own image in yr comics. You’re better looking in real life. Why draw yrself that way?#comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Sacco: influenced by underground comics. Interested in grotesque. But after first ish Palestine got reactions to “caricature”… #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • …forced self to draw representation ally. But still draw self bigfoot style. Draw how feel, not how look. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Sacco: No eyes drawn b/c don’t want to give too much info about me. Less focus on me. Sounds silly to say it. Going to start drawing eyes. May 19, 2012
  • Realized in Palestine that you can write facts about things and not tell the truth. furious. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Mitchell brings up Mad mag again. Clearly so important in forming earlier generation. My question: What’s the Mad of today? #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Attention to detail in Sacco’s work is influenced by early reading of will elder mad Reprints. May 19, 2012
  • Mitchell: how do funnier, more personal moments form frame to more horrific stuff? Sacco: used to be more conscious of leading readers in… May 19, 2012
  • Sacco: now I stay out of the way. There are funny moments there, have to let them happen. Says something about humanity of subjects.#comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Sacco: easiest thing for me is to get away. I can retreat from refugee camp. They live there. Don’t know how they deal with it. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Part of writing comics is figuring out when words are needed, when you can let images speak for themselves. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Sacco: Comics journalism a fluid medium, can draw clouds in expressive manner, give reader feeling of oppression. Not realistic. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Sacco:I want the reader to just open the book and just be there. That’s why draw it in comics. Landscape a character. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Mitchell: large overhead shot Brueghel-esque. Sacco: yes, an influence, but also Will Elder. Meant to slow reader down to study. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Sacco: in photography one image tells the story. In comics, many images tell the story, so you can repeat, bring focus. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Mitchell: spend time slow-looking at a large panel. Also have sequences of slow-lIstening. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Mitchell: translating words of interviewee into images. Sacco: w/ photos of place, but translating, subjective act. try to base in interview May 19, 2012
  • Mitchell: Without contraries, there’s no progression. Contraries of word/image, in Sacco’s work, horror and everyday life. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Mitchell showing outtake of expressionistic beating scene from Sacco’s work. Sacco: overdone for journalistic purposes. A matter of degree. May 19, 2012
  • Sacco: Really getting inside someone’s pain, that’s a matter for fiction. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Sacco interested in trying a novel–fiction. Maybe essays. Comics take too long. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • RT @mensch45: @jccabel Crumb gets the first question! he’s the Helen Thomas of artists! May 19, 2012
  • Sacco: not a sketcher. Draws from photos, and visual notes in journal. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • RT @tmibwalker: “The unfortunate thing about doing journalistic work is that you have to hold back on experimentation” Joe Sacco #comicsCon May 19, 2012
  • Sacco: with drawing, you have to really inhabit it. More difficult than interviewing. Have to really feel what you’re drawing.#comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Sacco: history just throws stories at us. Have to choose. Can cover lots badly or a few well. Make a decision and stick w it. #comicscon May 19, 2012

Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Kristen Schilt in conversation

  • Getting ready to see Aline Kominsky-Crumb. These are the NATO-related no shows–there’s space! #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Moderator Kristen Schilt asks how do you persist in the face of resistance from family? K-C No choice. Cheap and easy to get back at them. May 19, 2012
  • Crumb yelling out additions to KominskyCrumbs history… #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Kominsky-Crumb’s early work talks about sexual issues for girls so frankly…still so rare. was seen by feminists as “uncle tom” #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Involvement with R Crumb got her called a “camp follower” in early 70s in newspaper. Seen as betraying women by wanting to sleep w men. May 19, 2012
  • But Kominsky-Crumb just drawing what she knew, what she was dealing with. Not radical. What else what she do? #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Kominsky-Crumb: Unflattering and unappealing for people to see women’s bodily functions. “which, eh. Too bad!” #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • RT @tmibwalker: Someone called Kominsky-Crumb a “talentless parasite” on the web and now she wants to use it for the title of her next b … May 19, 2012
  • Making harsh comics not cathartic. Had to do it, but it’s not cathartic. Kominsky-Crumb feels guilty for depiction of mother. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Kominsky-Crumb subject matter changes. No longer sex, now aging, loss of beauty, being a grandmother. Don’t put boundaries. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Working method with Kominsky-Crumb and Crumb. Write first, then Crumb lays out, then each pencil, ink, handing back and forth. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Crumb asks from audience: how do we write dialogue? K-C: what do you mean? We talk! He asks question, I talk for 15 minutes he takes notes. May 19, 2012
  • Why France? K-C:Needed to do something dramatic. Didn’t want to get divorced, have a facelift, go to law school. Needed a change. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Seth: do you really feel like you don’t have control of your work? As an artist I make choices. K-C: my work is all out there, like vomit. May 19, 2012
  • Re guilt over depicting her mom: deal with that in comics? K-C lets not go overboard. She’s not that nice, just better than she was! May 19, 2012
  • Gloeckner q: how did Noomin &K-C get together for Twisted Sisters? Good friends, disgusted with feminist good girls. Easy to make the work. May 19, 2012
  • Band Twisted Sisters took name from Aline K-C and Diane Noomin’s book… #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Love that Bunch was rejected by printers…Fantagraphics had to print in Mexico. Too much/too crude for men to look at. #comicscon May 19, 2012

Panel: Graphic Novel Forms Today: Charles Burns, Dan Clowes, Seth, Chris Ware

  • RT @tmibwalker: So nuts!!! Ware, Burns, Clowes, Seth ALL at once!!!!!! #comicsCon May 19, 2012
  • Seth, Clowes, Burns, Ware on this panel. Moderated by Hillary Chute. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Seth: the graphic design of a book is an opportunity to affect the telling of the story. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Clowes: not excited about webcomics because they’re like a picture of a book, not the thing itself. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Seth: work doesn’t feel real, concrete until it exists in a book. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Burns: when starting, would try anything to get published. Was a time when floppy comics were a viable way to get work out. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Ware credits Raw with first creating content then package that fits that content. Higher level of design. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Seth: the cover is part of the story , not just a Alice where I get to use color for a change. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Burns: Ware responsible for establishing new norm. Each issue can be it’s own thing, different shape and size. a revelation. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Clowes: tried for years to do different sizes, couldn’t do it. When saw that first acme, half inch shorter, almost fainted. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • RT @revistalarva: “Los libros son la metáfora perfecta para una persona. Pueden ser más grandes en el interior de lo que son en el exter … May 19, 2012
  • Seth: he doesn’t like to hear it, but Chris changed everything. Remember thinking, I’ve got to up my game on my lettering! #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • RT @ComicNurse: Chris Ware: This comics gathering makes me feel proud to be a cartoonist. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • RT @philnel: “Books are a perfect metaphor for a person.They have a spine. They’re bigger on the inside than they are on the outside.”—C … May 19, 2012
  • Clowes worked on Ice Haven in half pages, so always thought of it horizontal, unlike Eightball edition. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Talking about the funny pages in the NYT, the awful 100% yellow logo, the title, the vast area it took up. # May 19, 2012
  • Clowes: no one read the NYT strip, not happy to have done it, b/c hasn’t taken it down from site, despite requests. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Seth and Clowes both feel online availability of the work from the NYT has negatively acted book sales. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • That’s “affected”… May 19, 2012
  • Burns series will be 3 books, last to be called “Sugar Skull” …which can’t be translated into German, it seems. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Ware: did an iPad version of comic that’s in some way about touch. By in the end, likes paper version better. Book will be box of 14 books. May 19, 2012
  • Seth as Ware describes incredibly complex book design: man, that makes me feel so shitty.(laffs) #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Ware: Kubrick said conception of art based on degree of affection we feel for it. Want to make objects that compel reading and involvement. May 19, 2012
  • Seth: watches movies hundreds of times. Wants to reexperience it. Books invite that kind of engagement. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Ware: used to kiss tv set at end of Charlie Brown specials because knew wouldn’t see again for a yr. Still remember cold feeling #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Burns: ware asks for Tin tin book story. B grew up w mainstream comics, Then golden comics did Tintin, dad brought home for him. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Burns: brought one home past bedtime one time, he snuck it to the window to read in the streetlight. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Seth: Dominion building models grew out of a book project, wanted to get to know place. Lost interest in book, but really do know the town. May 19, 2012
  • Q re the page/ thinking in pages as opposed to letting story roll out. Clowes: page natural unit. Like paragraphs. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Clowes: try to work very organically. Try to let the brain figure it out without thinking about it. When you think about it, make bad work. May 19, 2012
  • Clowes: think of life in pages. Have a conversation, think, there’s the punchline. Thats the silent panel. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Seth: historically comics were often a page, or in comic book, 6 pages. That’s simply how you had to think. Now many more options #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Q:sad sack characters. Why? Burns: not a person who collaborates. Trying to be honest about our stories, reflect ourselves. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Clowes: look at Hernandez bros., panels full of people. My comics have solo guys walking around cities. Reflects my childhood. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Motivation for making a book? Clowes: who do you want to get back at? Burns: number of false starts. If can’t stand what yr doing, put aside May 19, 2012
  • Seth: to make book, have to have high confidence balanced with self loathing. Burns: self loathing v important. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Clowes: in high school searching 4 best idea for comic. Woke up w great idea, wrote down. In morning read “earphone 11 earphone” #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Seth: I think you said, Chris that making art is an opportunity to correct errors of past. Clowes: I think that was Hitler. Lolz. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • RT @uchicagoarts: Seth: “All fiction is world-building.” Ware: Drawing adds texture, tactility. Clowes: “We’re all power-mad megalomania … May 19, 2012
  • Ware: newsprint was the fiber optic cable of the 19th-20th century. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Ware’s layouts completely organic. Starts in upper left corner and draws. No thumbnails, nothing more than loose idea (!!) #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • An iPad after 6 hrs of live tweets. Yuck. May 19, 2012

Françoise Mouly talk on Blown Covers: Robert Crumb, Chris Ware, Dan Clowes

  • Intros for the Françoise Mouly talk/panel by Eric Slauter, one of the few introducers to evoke lolz. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Documenting the documenters: Phoebe Gloeckner #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Images of the original Raw printing press in the loft w Joost Swarte. So cool. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Here they are w young Françoise and Art. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Raw design influenced by Fluxus boxes, but wanted to make mass produced objects that can still have feel of the hand. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Maus didn’t fit in old Raw format: it was too big, paper too nice. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Mouly influenced by narrative storytelling covers of old New Yorker. Discussing composition of Arno and others. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Proposed cover 1993 New Y’er by Burns. Mouly: everyone so horrified, didnt pay attention to Hasidic/black woman cover May 19, 2012
  • 2010 4 part super-cover by Ware, Tomine, Clowes, Brunetti Mouly: great to have private joke on cover. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Mouly: winning blown cover on gay marriage #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • RT @montserratlj: Live webcast: Comics: Philosophy & Practice. #ComicsCon May 19, 2012
  • Mouly reaction to Remnick rejection of NYer cover by Crumb on gay marriage…but it’s a Robert Crumb! Didn’t fly. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Cover in question w Mouly, Clowes, Crumb, Ware #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Crumb: when did Eustace Tilley cover in 1993, protest letters from schoolteachers and lawyers. Fuckin square. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • The crumb Eustace Tilley #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Crumb: you have that audience in mind when you draw the cover. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Clowes: some of those Charles Addams covers are sick. If you proposed them today, they’d be in blown covers. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Crumb: 1.2 million circ is different scale from usual audience of 20,000. Whole diff ball game. Mass mkt, albeit high-end. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Crumb: Faustian bargain big audience, ok, I’ll pull back, oh they liked it, try again, that was too far, might as well get ur dick cut off. May 19, 2012

Alison Bechdel and Hillary Chute in conversation

  • Hilary Chute interviewing Alison Bechdel @abechdel . Has been at U of C all term teaching together. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • I heart @abechdel ‘s charts. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • . @abechdel writes in Excel spreadsheets to begin with, then Adobe Illustrator. See example in Mastering Comics chap 13 @dwandwp #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • “Are you my Mother” is a book about ideas she’s interested in rather than events. Uses ideas to get to feelings. @abechdel #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • . @abechdel: sensual delight in letterforms. By drawing them, making words into pictures. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Wants us to read text as she reads it, via her hand. @abechdel #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • “how are you thinking of composing this page?” ” I dunno, I just thought it looked cool.” Kominsky-Crumb: “yaaay!” #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • .@abechdel going to work on 3rd family memoir, mother says she’ll “cut her off” emotionally? Financially? Archivally? Overtones. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • Much discussion of @abechdel ‘s use of text/ lettering. Also subject at panel at the @brooklynpublic transcription on May 19, 2012
  • Much discussion of @abechdel ‘s use of text/ lettering. Also subject at panel at the @brooklynpublic transcription on May 19, 2012
  • Much discussion of @abechdel ‘s use of text/ lettering. Also subject at panel at the @brooklynpublic transcription on May 19, 2012
  • RT @KathleenDunley: Ware reveals the form of Building Stories- many little books in a beautiful box: audience in awe. #comicscon http:// … May 19, 2012
  • Layering text boxes over recreations of text, like last pg Ulysses. B/c annoyed by it, also beautiful. Comics can comment/show @abechdel May 19, 2012
  • Chute “what was the effect you we’re going for in that image?” @abechdel “eh…um….that.” (pointing to image) Kominsky-Crumb “yaaay!” May 19, 2012
  • .@abechdel uses font as convenience. Likes being able to edit. Chute: in weird tension w hand drawn text. #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • @tmibwalker ah, maybe it was lynda. can’t see, thought I recognized voice. May 19, 2012
  • Sorry, that was Lynda Barry yelling “yay!” #comicscon May 19, 2012
  • . @abechdel don’t/can’t really think about the audience. Unnerving to think of wider audience with more intimate stuff. #comicscon May 20, 2012
  • Last question of the day! Thank god–tired fingers… #comicscon May 20, 2012
  • Thanks for the thanks, you guys. I feel appreciated. May 20, 2012
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