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Thursday, January 29th, 2009
9:59 am
Monday, February 9, 7:00pm:

See you there!


Saw Coraline at an industry screening last night in LA, and OMFG is it beautiful. I wanted to see it again as soon as the credits rolled. Everything worked: The story, the images, the music, and yes, the 3D. I wish I was a 9 year-old again so that I could have my brain completely re-wired by this movie; as it was, my neurons certainly got a vigorous workout. I've never seen or experienced anything quite like it and, most tellingly, I can't stop thinking about it.

[Edits: 1-Check out Ivy's MUCH more comprehensive write-up here. 2-Needless to say, we do know people involved in the production, but I would have loved it to pieces anyway. 3-Don't sit too close; the 3D and animation can be a little jarring from the front row; about 1/3 back ought to do it.]
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
4:02 pm

Miami, Florida:
The Miami Book Fair

Wednesday night, I'll be participating in a tribute panel to Will Eisner and then on Saturday afternoon, I'll be presenting a lecture on comics trends.

Check out the Comix Galaxy listings here:

See you there!
Thursday, November 6th, 2008
12:11 am

TONIGHT, Thursday, November 6, 7:00 pm:
The Bronx, New York:
Manhattan College
(Yes, Manhattan College is in The Bronx -- go figure.)

And next week:

November 12-15:
Miami, Florida
The Miami Book Fair

Meanwhile, check out this awesome 9-Jack-9 costume worn for Halloween by reader Andrew Vestal:

And yes, the awesome Lori Matsumoto took pix of Winter's costume too, and we hope to post those soon.

Oh yeah, and THANK YOU, America, for breaking the ultimate barrier of prejudice in electoral politics: You actually elected the smart guy!

Also, I want to say how incredibly proud I am of Ivy for working her heart out to defeat the pointless and hateful Prop 8 here in California. We came very, very close, and I'm absolutely certain that when this kind of bigotry rears its ugly head again in the golden state, that a new generation will send it back to the stone age where it belongs. I love my wife and treasure our marriage MORE because she tried to extend that right to other loving couples and because we both witnessed such a union just last month. How anyone could think that their marriage could only thrive by denying such a gift to others is beyond me.
Friday, October 31st, 2008
9:52 am
Sky as Alex from A Clockwork Orange

She was going to dress as the Joker and if asked who she was, she would have responded "a 2008 Comic-Con attendee" which was funny, but a bit too meta.

This is a bit meta too, though, since Chris Nolan and Heath Ledger were inspired by Alex -- a fact which Sky guessed all on her own. Reasons to be proud: Infinite.
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
9:11 pm
Upcoming Events...

Saturday, October 18: All Over the World

24 Hour Comics Day!
18 years since the original. What a long, strange trip it's been... No specific event planned for me personally, 'cause I'm on a deadline, but in the spirit of the day, I'll put in a crapload of hours.

Friday, October 24: Bowling Green, Ohio

Bowling Green State University

Thursday, November 6: The Bronx, New York

Manhattan College

November 12-15: Miami, Florida

The Miami Book Fair
More Details soon.
Thursday, September 25th, 2008
3:13 pm
And in Happier News...

Meet me in Buffalo!

Two great events taking place at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, under the auspices of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries.

Friday, October 3, 7:00 pm: Lecture.

Saturday, October 4, 10-5pm: Workshop.

See you there.


Next up:

October 24: Bowling Green, Ohio.

November 9-16: Miami Book Fair (my dates t.b.a.)

More listings soon...

10:59 am

My annotation of the brillig chart. I've seen other, more nakedly partisan versions, but I think this is pretty hard evidence. Just numbers and dates, and boy do they tell a story.

20 years of robbing our children vs. 8 years of sanity. Sincerely hoping for more of the latter and less of the former, regardless of who wins.

[Edit: Image updated to reflect this year's literally "off the chart" increases -- even before this week's bail out.]
Thursday, September 18th, 2008
5:43 pm
Photo Meme
Take a picture of yourself right now.

Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.

Post that picture with NO editing. (Except maybe to get the image size down to something reasonable.)

Post these instructions with your picture.

Monday, September 15th, 2008
9:10 am
Decatur, Georgia - Tuesday Night!

Sorry once again for the late notice.

I'll be speaking at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia tomorrow night. I'll try to post a little sooner next time. It's been a crazy month!
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
3:19 pm
Aww. Leo liked the comic. ^__^
(minute 41:50)

My week is complete.
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
7:38 pm
Monday, September 1st, 2008
11:15 am

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
10:36 am
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
11:38 pm
My Next Three Nights in New York!

Okay, late notice (sorry about that) but yes, I’m in New York City right now, getting ready for three events this week. They are:

Talking about comics at The Learning Annex, 6:45-9:30 pm.

Signing and chatting at Barnes and Noble Tribeca, 7:00pm.

Talking about Zot! and comics at the Brooklyn Central Library, 7:00 pm.

Spread the word, pick one (or more!), and I’ll hope to see you soon.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
11:08 am

Special Offer: Print this flyer and bring it to the signing, and I'll say "hey, you printed my flyer!"
Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
7:53 am
Zot! and Comicon Update

Only a week before Zot! The Complete Black and White Collection is on sale, and reviews are coming in:

Tom Spurgeon at The Comics Reporter

Gary Tyrrell at Fleen

Greg McElhatton at Comic Book Resources

...and our old friend Barry Deutsch (congratulations to Barry, BTW, for his Russ Manning award nomination for Hereville!)

Reminder: Don't miss the Zot! panel, Friday at 1:30 pm, Room 10 at Comic-Con, and my signing at Dumbrella at 3 pm. And yes, the book will be available at Con.
Thursday, June 26th, 2008
9:12 am

Saturday at 10:30 am, I'll be signing at the Harper Booth (#1009).
Thursday, April 24th, 2008
2:45 pm
On The Road Again...
[Cross-Posted, Yet Again, With mccloudtour]

This Weekend:

See you there!

Then: On the following Friday, May 2, I'll be speaking at the International Conference on Narrative at University of Texas at Austin.

Then: On Saturday, May 10, in Columbus, Ohio, it'll be Me and Jeff Smith in Conversation.

And finally, off to Oklahoma for a seminar. And you don't want to even know how much I'll be doing between those trips!
Friday, April 18th, 2008
7:57 am

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
11:53 am
[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.
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