Jessamyn is in town and it has been delightful to get to hang out. We’ve now known each other for over a decade, and that is equally bizarre and awesome to contemplate.
Last night, around eleven thirty, there was a small group of us at the studio, all working, and Rich asked me, “Typical Saturday night for you?”Â “Um, yeah, actually.”
I’m reading, among other things, The Final Act: the roads to Waterloo by Gregor Dallas, for what he says about cities and diplomats and nobility and intrigue and power.
And I should mention that I’ll be at Comicon Friday through Sunday. You’ll be able to find me some of the time in Artist’s Alley at table II-03, and on Sunday on this panel:
11:30-1:00 Comics Are Not Literatureâ€”For years, comics have presented themselves as a new kind of literatureâ€”but cartooning isn’t prose, and graphic novels aren’t novels. What if conflating comics with “literary” storytelling is a terrible mistake? Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics) moderates what should be a contentious discussion with Cecil Castellucci (The PLAIN Janes), Dan Nadel (PictureBox Inc.), Austin Grossman (Soon I Will Be Invincible), Paul Tobin (Spider-Man Family), and Sara Ryan (The Rules for Hearts). Room 8
Preparing for contention, I remain.