A full week ahead of talking comics. Tonight (Monday, May 14), i’ll be sharing briefly about my dissertation with the newly formed NY Comics and Picture-Stories Symposium. It’s a great group of creators and thinkers on comics, just formed by NYC cartooning legend Ben Katchor. Catch the second session tonight and be part of whatever this group becomes as it grows… http://nycomicssymposium.wordpress.com/

Also, this weekend i’ll be taking part in this conference on comics and education at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA: http://sequentialsmart.com/. The event will host a number of us talking comics and education for teachers to use in their classroom, and features keynotes by Matt Madden (and a workshop!) and Eric Shanower. Should be good!

Finally this week, my class on understanding comics for educators starts up at Teachers College for summer term. TC/Columbia U students interested in thinking/making/teaching comics – come join us! Info at http://www.comicsclassroom.wikispaces.com. – Nick