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|Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008|
|Monday, September 1st, 2008|
Actually, the surprise was on me and Google this morning. Apparently a few copies were shipped to Europe before the official launch date of this Wednesday. No harm done though.
Since it's creative commons, I'll probably serve up my own web-formatted version, but in the meantime, enjoy this scanned-in version
of the comic I created for Google to announce their new browser, the gorgeous Google Chrome.
|Monday, August 25th, 2008|
|Baby's First Pull Quote
Nancy Duarte (of Duarte Design, the firm that designed Al Gore's famous slideshow seen in An Inconvenient Truth
) has a great new book
on presentation strategies:
...and Sky is featured in a two page spread (with a cool photo by Lori Matsumoto)!:
Sky has "...strong delivery skills, commanding stage presence, and a brilliant understanding of the format."
I saw Nancy give a workshop in the Bay Area in January and she's a deep thinker on this subject, so that's quite an endorsement! Congratulations to our not-so-little girl on her first pull quote.
|Sunday, August 3rd, 2008|
|Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008|
Special Offer: Print this flyer and bring it to the signing, and I'll say "hey, you printed my flyer!"
|Wednesday, July 16th, 2008|
|Thursday, June 26th, 2008|
Saturday at 10:30 am, I'll be signing at the Harper Booth (#1009).
|Thursday, April 24th, 2008|
|Friday, April 18th, 2008|
The Long Lost Winterview #8 is up at last, featuring Neil Gaiman!
AND don't forget The Zot! panel at New York Comic Con
Saturday at 3pm (and my panel with Douglas Rushkoff in only a few hours).
|Monday, March 10th, 2008|
[Cross-Posted with mccloudtour]
Ooh, almost forgot to mention:This Weekend in Manhattan:
I'll be attending the event and participating in an onstage conversation in the evening. Sounds like a very cool conference overall and worth the admission. Stop by and say Hi.
|Tuesday, January 29th, 2008|
|Report from Limbo
[Cross-posted at smccloud and mccloudtour until I decide which one to focus on...]Good interview at Comicgate
conducted by editors Bjoern Wederhake and Daniel Wuellner while I was in Frankfurt, Germany in October for the Bookfair. A good summation of where my head is at this point in my life.
Still traveling and still unsure where to post about it. I'm at VizThink
in SF right now, having flown directly from Angoulême
(strangely with no jetlag!). Finally coming home tomorrow.
I realize I've been hibernating lately, where the web is concerned. Sorry about that. I'll probably come out of hiding once I finish the pitch for the graphic novel and get things rolling on that front.
Finally, I love this song and video
(already loved the band) and we totally know the final dancer! Ivy's been in plays with Palmer and everything. His new status as YouTube superstar came out of the blue. Very cool news for a real sweet and talented guy.
|Monday, January 7th, 2008|
Hi! Yes, I'm still alive.
Expect more frequent postings in a month or so. Right now though, I'm finishing up our giant Zot reprint, then going to Angouleme
, and finally, finishing the proposal for a massive graphic novel project and hopefully getting straight to work on that for the next two years.
Meanwhile, enjoy this mesmerizing little gem from Stefan Gruber.
I know I did. See you soon.
|Wednesday, October 10th, 2007|
| On the Road Again...
(Sorry, just me this time).
Hi, just wanted to let you know about some upcoming events this October. Posting this from LAX on my way to...October 11-14: Frankfurt, Germany
I'll be attending the Frankfurt Bookfair, signing, and giving a lecture on the Friday the 12th.Wednesday, October 17: Chicago
Yes, I'm finally giving my full public lecture in the Windy City! And so is Art Spiegelman and other amazing artists. It's all happening at Columbia College.Saturday, October 20: New York (and Around the World!)The Fourth Annual 24 Hour Comics Day
will find me hanging out at Jim Hanley's Universe.
Where will you be?Monday, October 22: New YorkThe Quill Awards! With cool guests like Stephen Colbert
this black tie event should be really something. I already won, technically, so there's not a lot of suspense, but Ivy and I (yeah, she's flying out for this one) wouldn't miss it for the world.Friday, October 26: Commerce, TexasI'll be keynoting at this year's EGAD conference and visiting the great folks at Keith's Comics.
Okay, got a plane to catch. See you on the road!
[Cross-Posting this with mccloudtour until I can figure out which one to use from now on]
|Tuesday, July 24th, 2007|
| CROSS-POSTED FROM THE TOUR BLOGJuly 26-29:Comic-Con!
If you want to see me and the whole family, this is the panel you want (quoted from the Comic-Con official listing):Friday, 5:30-6:30 pm: Scott McCloud and Family— Award-winning comics artist and author Scott McCloud(Understanding Comics; Making Comics) and his family (Ivy, Sky, and Winter McCloud) recap an incredible year on the road, meeting thousands of comics artists and fans and seeing all 50 states, plus Canada, England and Spain! Want to know the state of American comics in 2007? The Clan McCloud has all the answers! Room 5AB
But if you want to see Sky or Winter (and the rest of us hanging out in the audience most likely) you have three other chances!Thursday, 6:00-7:00 pm: How To Become an Internet Geek Super-Star— It is the age of video on the Internet, and geeks are leading the charge! If you have interesting stories to tell or a unique take on nerd culture, there is an audience out there for you. Ben Cote (DivX Stage6) will moderate a wide-ranging discussion on how some of the budding stars of the online world found a following of like-minded fans. Guests include Jarett Cale and Geoff Lapaire ("Jeremy" and "Kyle," PurePwnage), Jonathan London (Geekscape), and Zadi Diaz (JetSetShow). [Last minute addition: Sky McCloud!] Room 30CDESaturday, 7:00-9:00 pm: CBLDF Benefit Auction— This is the big one! The CBLDF holds its biggest auction of the year at Comic- Con, and this year brings some amazing one-of-a-kind items to raise money for free speech! Primo items include original art by Jim Lee, Jeff Smith, Terry Moore, Charlie Adlard, Norm Breyfogle, Rich Buckler, Brian Stelfreeze, and more! Plus a mind-blowing array of rare signed items, including signed portfolios and books by Frank Frazetta, Richard Corben, Hal Foster, Rebecca Guay, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and many others! The Fund will also be auctioning off hot comics, including CGC 9.8 copies of Captain America #25, first printing and variants. Join auctioneer Chuck Rozanski and the CBLDF crew to support the Fund's current casework in Georgia, and help them shore up reserves to protect comics' First Amendment rights against any threat on the horizon. You will need a bidder number for this auction, which can be obtained, along with a full auction list, at the CBLDF booth #1831 or at the start of the event. [Will include a special item donated by Sky] Room 8Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm: My Dad Makes Comics!— What does a comics career look like from a kid's eye view? Find out with Sky and Winter McCloud, daughters of Scott McCloud (Making Comics); Alexa Kitchen (Drawing Comics is Easy (Except When it's Hard)), daughter of Denis Kitchen; and Brennan Wagner and Amanda Wagner, son and daughter of Matt Wagner (Grendel, Mage) discuss what it’s like living with dad, the cartoonist. Room 5AB
Also check the HarperCollins booth for a limited edition Making Comics T-Shirt!
See you soon!
|Thursday, March 15th, 2007|
|Monday, January 15th, 2007|
| Raleigh Reminder!
Tuesday, January 16
Raleigh, North Carolina
North Carolina State University, College of Design
Sponsored by Lulu.com
Talley Student Center
2610 Cates Ave
Thanks to everyone who came by for the lecture at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC and our store appearance in Charlotte at Heroes Aren't Hard to Find. And thanks to our gracious hosts at both locations for making us feel so welcome. Ivy has many more details on her accounts and I hope to offer more myself when time allows.
In other news, we've added even more stops to the Tour Page including Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Florida and Zeus Comics in Dallas -- and look for another announcement regarding Dallas soon!
[EDIT: Sorry, meant to post this to mccloudtour only, but hey, if you're in Raleigh, now you know. :-]
|Monday, December 25th, 2006|
| [EDIT: Whoops! Accidentally cross-posted this from mccloudtour, our primary journal for the time-being.]Christmas on the Road
We've come back to spend a few more days, including Christmas, with my niece Alice, husband Dave and cat, Biscuit. They're total nerds like us so we get to share videos and stuff. We foisted Olive, The Other Reindeer
on them earlier tonight and now we're back to the hotel getting ready for bed. Back for more tomorrow.
I knew it would be weird attempting Christmas on the road and it is. We rely on so many tiny, personal traditions to bring the holidays up to their full brightness and warmth. Uncle Marcus showing up at 2:30 am with presents that barely fit in the living room. Grammy and Grandpa showing up late Xmas morning. The specific order of the inevitable complaints.
This year, our home is a gray Toyota van, so the stacks of presents will be necessarily tiny (though not cheap!) we'll be missing most of the usual cast of characters, and all of the surroundings will be alien.
Still, the most important ingredients are here: My crazy loving family ignoring the hour, Ivy reading "The Night Before Christmas," and even the twinkling of holiday lights through the night -- this time, courtesy of the entire city of Montreal, as seen through a 26th floor bay window at 1:41 am.
|Monday, September 18th, 2006|
|Dear Rochester: Want to leave work early?
Rochester Institute of Technology
Feeling a bit under the weather, perhaps? Dentist appointment? Surely the boss will understand. ;-)
Oh, if that doesn't work, you might still catch us after the fact. I think there's going to be a reception-thingey afterward, so there's a chance of lingering McCloud sightings into the early evening as well.
Note to Syracuse residents hoping to see us on Wednesday: We hope to post more details on the time, place and public admittance by tonight. If, for any reason, attendance is restricted to students, we'll cook up some way for readers to join us. (I've been dying to try a flashmob-style appearance at one of these stops).
|Tuesday, September 12th, 2006|
| Just a Reminder...
Remember, for news of The McCloud 50 State Tour
, be sure to friend mccloudtour
I'm not going to be posting much over in this journal at all for the coming year, and I don't want you to miss out on all the fun!
|Wednesday, September 6th, 2006|
IMPORTANT: Our friend, veteran comics artist Lea Hernandez's family's house has sustained terrible damage from fire this week, plus the loss of her their beloved pets.
Note the Paypal link! Lea's family could really use some help right now. Please consider making a contribution today. Thanks.