San Diego – Unflattening Symphony!

This week I’m off to San Diego for Comic-Con and the Eisner Award ceremony! My comic “A Life in Comics” on Columbia University’s comics librarian extraordinaire is up for an Eisner for Best Short Story. Fingers crossed – but either way, I’m thrilled to be included and grateful to librarians everywhere for all they’d done…

Eisner Nom – Comics Grads

  This April, I was geeked to learn that the short comic I made in 2017 on Columbia’s comics librarian extraordinaire Karen Green was nominated for an Eisner Award in the Best Short Story category! It was a huge effort, despite being a short piece, as it wound through some highlights of the history of comics as a way…

New Scholarship PMLA Comic

Publication news below with a new comic(!), but first some words about upcoming talks! I’ll be in NYC this coming week for AERA – and excited to reteam with my colleague artist & drawing professor Andrea Kantrowitz and dance professor Kathryn Ricketts to do a session on drawing, dance, and comics. (My individual component of…

Dancing to Unflattening

This week, I’m traveling to talk new forms of scholarship, and in this overdue post, I share details about that, as well as students Dancing Unflattening and other innovative responses, and some publications and other news… First, I’m off to Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles Thursday March 8, for a talk on Scholarship and the Graphic Novel at…

ICAF

This week, I’m traveling to Seattle to participate in the International Comics Arts Forum’s (ICAF) annual conference at the University of Washington and the concurrent Short Run Comics & Arts Festival. I’ve been invited to ICAF to speak on my work as artist & scholar, and also around teaching comics. My plan for my talk…

Why You Should Draw Temple Penn Talks

The end of August saw me take a whirlwind trip to São Paulo for the release of Unflattening in Portuguese (as Desaplanar from the wonderful Veneta Press). I spoke with comics scholars, enthusiasts, makers, and educators, courtesy of the organizers of Brazil’s 4th Annual International Comics Conference and the folks at Veneta. Grateful for all the support…

Brazil – Unflattening in Portuguese!

I’m pleased to announce that Unflattening is now out in Portuguese as Desaplanar from the Brazilian publisher Veneta! It joins the French translation (as Le déploiement), Korean, and Serbian editions (with more on the way!). In advance of Desaplanar’s publication, the major Brazilian paper Folha ran a feature/interview by Ramon Vitral. (You can see a google translate attempt here.) Other publications and…

Unflattening in Serbian!

Pleased to share the news that Unflattening has now been published in Serbian!! Actually, it happened in the fall of 2016, but my copy just arrived and I’m thrilled to have it join the French and Korean editions! (A few more are on the way. The Portuguese edition from Brazil might already be out – more news…

Green(e) Anthropocene

As semester has finally wrapped, an update of a few things including the release of a new comic(!) I’m really thrilled to finally be able to share! And note I’ll be posting an overview of what we did in my comics classes in a post in the near future. Some quick speaking updates, I’ll be in the UK…