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…

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…

AERA17 Analysis

Short post – this week I’m off to San Antonio for the American Education Research Association’s (AERA) annual conference. I’m chairing a session on Arts-Based educational research, and presenting on three panels dealing with comics, drawing, and arts-based research. If you’re attending, come say hello! Among other things, I’ll be presenting with my friend and…

Image Lab & Next Gen PhD

This week I’m in the air again – first up off to Madison, Wisconsin Thursday, October 20, to do a workshop-talk connected with Lynda Barry‘s Image Lab/Applied Comics Kitchen at UW! Excited for the opportunity to share with them and work alongside Barry and her students. I’ve been sharing a lot from her recent books on…

Sketching Entropy

I was delighted and honored to talk about Unflattening, comics, and the importance of visual thinking at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC earlier in June! it was an amazing experience and It’s exciting to see more and more places open up to comics. The event was recorded and the NGA has released…

National Gallery Talk

As I announced recently, this Sunday June 12 at 2pm, I will be speaking on my work at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC! The talk is titled “Unflattening: Revolutionizing Thought in Comics,” and as with everything at the National Gallery, it is free and open to the public. Reception to Unflattening, even…