Archive for March, 2007

True Colors Conference – great as usual!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

The True Colors Conference was great and Tim and I had a blast running our “Adventures in Gay Comics” workshop. Very cool. The class was full and everybody had interesting questions and were totally engaged with the topic.
I hope this will be a regular thing for us as it’s so rewarding for everybody!

Workshop at True Colors Conference Sat. March 24

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

On Saturday Tim Fish and I will be doing our “Adventures in Gay Comics” workshop at the True Colors Conference from 1-2:30pm in SC 1849 ROOM at CCSU in New Britain, CT. It’s a gathering in Central Connecticut for and about LGBT youth.

True Colors, Inc. Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that combats homophobia, gender bias, and racism. We provide support, education, and advocacy to those responsible for the health, education, and well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Youth and Families.

Too Much Too Late by Marc Spitz

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

I know, another Marc Spitz book. I must admit the cover designs of his books really grabbed my attention and the stories are great too. This one is about a middle-aged drummer whose high school band reforms and is catapulted into instant fame via a teenage blogger. It follows their rise and fall in the music industry. Just great. His music background as a Spin journalist really informs his writing and it’s all pretty  believeable considering how popular blogs and bloggers are now.

Need More Love by Aline Kominsky Crumb

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

I absoluteley adore this book! I’m definitely in the camp that is more of an Aline fan than an R. Crumb fan. This hefty book is loaded with amazing comics, paintings, photos, and autobiographical musings by Aline. I thought it was beautiful, fascinating, and juicy. Highly recommended.

Small Press Reading Marathon

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

I just got home from the Small Press Center event at Mo Pitkin’s which went great and was very well attended despite the snow storm. Yay for literature fans! I was the only graphic novelist in attendance and though I didn’t know anybody there I got a very good response. One kind attendee asked me if I was always so “joyful and rebellious” and I think that is a great description of my style. It was neat to try out my stuff with a new non-comic-specific crowd. There were 31 writers doing 5 minute readings so it was a real marathon!

Feature article in Metroline!

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

A feature on me and Tough Love ran in a February issue of Metroline, New England’s oldest gay & lesbian publication! They interviewed my dad for it too, very cool. Check it out!

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National Small Press Month Reading Marathon 3/16

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Check out the cool event I’ll be participating in this month! I’ll be on between 9pm and 10pm.

National Small Press Month Reading Marathon
Friday, March 16, 2007
www.smallpressmonth.org

Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction:
34 Avenue A, NYC 10009. 212.777.5660.
Friday, March 16, 2007. 6-10 p.m. $5.

A March Reading Marathon : 31 Writers for 31 Days.
Celebrate Extraordinary Writers and the Presses Who Publish Them.

Nahid Rachlin (City Lights); Felicia Luna Lemus (Akashic Books); T. Cooper (Akashic Books); Lauren Sanders (Akashic Books); Lynne Tillman (Soft Skull Press); Matthew Sharpe (Soft Skull Press); David Silverman (Soft Skull Press); Tim Brown (Bronx River Press); Rachel Sherman (Open City Books); Sam Brumbaugh (Open City Books); Paul Foster Johnson (Apostrophe Press); Martha Oatis (Portable Press Yo-Yo Labs); Stacy Szymaszek (Litmus Press); Brenda Iijima (Litmus Press); Tracy Grinnell (O Books); Rachel Levitsky (Belladonna Books); Lila Zemborain (Belladonna Books); Marcella Durand (Belladonna Books); Erica Kaufman (Belladonna Books); Jen Benka (Soft Skull Press); David Cameron (Ugly Duckling Presse); Dan Machlin (Ugly Duckling Presse); Prageeta Sharma (Fence Books); Kevin Bartelme (Cool Grove); Ihsan Bracy (Cool Grove); Akilah Oliver (Portable Press Yo-Yo Labs); Tisa Bryant (Leon Works); Aaron Petrovich (Akashic Books); Deepa Fernandez (Seven Stories Press); Abby Denson (Manic D Press).

For more information contact the Small Press Center : 212.764.7021 or visit www.smallpressmonth.org and click on the Events section.

*Small Press Month is a nationwide initiative co-sponsored by the Small Press Center : The Center for Independent Publishing; the CLMP, (The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses); and PMA, The Independent Book Publishers Association.

Cartoon Network Block Party #30!

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

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I’m super-excited to announce the long-awaited (by me anyway!) collaboration between myself and Chynna Clugston on a Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi story is here! Go to your comic shop and DEMAND Cartoon Network Block Party #30! That is all.