Ch5 Pointland plus Rumpus

So I’m plugging away on drawing Chapter Five, and wanted to share a little preview.  In this excerpt, we make a return to EA Abbott’s Flatland, which was initially introduced in the Interlude between Ch1 and Ch2, and has subsequently been referenced throughout. But I’m using this two-dimensional world here, and the even more bizarre…

VSA Keynote & roundup…

This week, I’m off to Milwaukee to give the opening keynote for the Visitors Studies Association annual conference “Where Innovation Meets Rigor.” I’ll be discussing my dissertation and comics as a means of presenting complex information and ideas with clarity and without reducing their complexity. Recently, Brett Terpstra interviewed me for his 5by5 systematic podcast.…

Beat Review! and arts journalism

Two weekends ago, I was pleased to participate in the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s annual festival. I had a great time meeting new people, talking about my work, and checking out other works when time permitted to sneak away from my table. It was a well run event all around and a healthy…

Roundup: NYC Talk, GradHacker, …

An invitation for those in NYC: on Thursday, March 28, I’m delighted to be presenting on my dissertation and comics as a new form of scholarship at Adelphi University’s Manhattan campus. In addition to sharing work from the dissertation and exploring distinct ways that comics can present meaning – I also plan to engage attendees in…

Dim Sum & Descartes

Recently, the team behind the Dim Sum Warriors comic/app, Yen Yen Woo and Colin Goh, invited me along to say a few words on the workings of comics as part of their interview with Patrick Cox of Public Radio International’s “The World in Words.” The Dim Sum Warriors comic-app is a pretty neat merger of…

Comics class & Conversations

I’m pleased to announce that the comics course for educators i developed at Teachers College will once again be offered in the Spring term. It’s under a new name and department, but a similar focus on understanding, making, and exploring ways to incorporate comics into the classroom. More info below and on my comics classroom…