|from a comic by Bianca Stone in the show Verse, Stripped|
On Wednesday, August 1, Poetry Foundation is bringing me to Chicago to do a talk about poetry and comics in conjunction with their exhibit of comics by poets, Verse, Stripped (be sure to page through the generous slideshow). A bunch of the cartoonist-poets will be in attendance at the talk so it's going to be a great event. It starts at 7PM.
The next evening I'll be doing a seminarlet and signing at Chicago Comics from 5-8.
[post-trip update: many thanks to my hosts and to all of you who came to both events, I had a really fantastic time in Chicago (as always)]
More specifically, I'll be doing a talk called "Checklist for a New Comic" and I'll walk you through some of the creative, technical, and planning decisions you can make to help you start—and finish—a new comic. The talk will be about an hour and then I'll be signing books and maybe we'll have some drinks and all take funny pictures with the store mannequin.
Both events are free but the Poetry Foundation is asking people to register on line for a ticket. Chicago Comics also has a Facebook event page set up if you want to invite your friends (resisted the temptation to put that last word in scare quotes).