Two weeks ago, I had a fantastic time traveling to Detroit’s College for Creative Studies and Duke University’s StoryLab to talk comics, Unflattening, and new scholarship. This week, I’m off again for a whirlwind trip. First up, I’m doing a keynote talk in Denver Wednesday March 9 at Tapestry – a conference devoted to data storytelling. (And curiously held at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park – apparently the inspiration for the Shining…) Follow along on Twitter at @tapestryconf #tapestryconf – should be a fascinating discussion, excited to share my work in comics and learn from what everyone there is doing in dataviz.
From there, I’m off to the Kent State College of Architecture Thursday March 10 – to give a talk that’s part of a larger comics/architecture symposium, that will see such folks as Chris Ware and Françoise Ware presenting there in early April. And on Friday, March 11, I shuttle across Ohio, to Miami University to give the opening keynote at the McComb Undergraduate Conference on Creative Writing: Graphic Narrative. It is a full few days to say the least – but I’m excited to contribute and interact with everyone along the way. So if you know anyone in those areas – send ’em to come by! (Oh, and the following week, Thursday March 17, I’ll be at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, for a talk and workshop, room details to be announced.) (All forthcoming and prior speaking engagements here.)
Been working on non-drawing projects recently, but plan to get back to the drawing board when these last trips are through… – N