Can’t begin to tell you how PSYCHED I am about Treme, the new HBO series from David Simon, the dude behind the Wire.  In fact, NPR’s  Fresh Air devoted an hour to Treme, which aired on our drive back from Wondercon.  So I got to listen to one of my favorite radio shows interview one of my favorite T.V. writers about one of my favorite cities–Doesn’t get much better than that!!

Vice mag did a great interview with Simon, too.  And the wifey turned me on to the blog of Treme/Wire scribe  David Mills, who died on the set last week.

*WONDERCON WRAP-UP- The effect of having my daily strip run for a year in San Francisco was definitely felt at this year’s event.  A lot more folks came by the table..and many were kids and older folks…very interesting.   But I was kicking myself cuz I didn’t have copies of the new Knight Life collection, Chivalry Ain’t Dead (due at end of May).

The panels I sat on were fun despite some technical issues during the one shared with fellow daily cartoonist Darrin Bell.    It was about the SF Main Library exhibit Coloring Outside the Lines, featuring work by a number of prominent Black cartoonists.  It opens this week.

*SCHULZ MUSEUM WORKSHOP COMING SATURDAY- Cartooning is Serious Business will convene Saturday morning at 10:30am.  For 90 minutes, I will answer all your questions about syndication, self-syndication, publishing, self-publishing, web-cartooning, and everything in between.  I’ll follow up with a book-signing after lunch.  Head here to sign up for the class and email your questions to

707) 579-4452 | 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, California 95403

*SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY- I’ll be headlining their Diversity and Democracy Conference with a slideshow presentation on Tuesday, April 20th at 12:30pm.  All you Pittsburgh readers should come out and say hello!!  It’s FREE and open to the public!!

Slippery Rock University, 1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, PA,16057
Phone 1.800.SRU.9111

Location: University Union Multipurpose Room

*LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS-Upon return form back east, I’ll be going another round on the UCLA campus at the LA Times Festival of Books.  On Sat. and Sun , April24th and 25th, I’ll be sharing a booth in the Comics Section with fellow toonists David Malki (Wondermark) and Jose Cabrera (Crying Macho Man). Should be a great time!!

4/24-25  Sat/Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Location UCLA 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024

And on the night of the 24th, support the great 826LA by attending a night of boozin’ and schmoozin with the likes of Dave Eggers, Aziz Ansari, yours truly and more!  Wanna know more? Email me at

SONG OF THE WEEK: From the late great swindler of punk and hip-hop, Malcolm McLaren, R.I.P.

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