Had a great time at the American Library Association’s annual convention, this year taking place just down the road in Anaheim. Reconnected with a lot of folks, including Bay Area homeslice Adam Mansbach, librarian rock-star Amy Cheney, fellow autobio toonsters Amy Martin and Gabrielle Bell, and, unbeknownst to ye, fellow Angeleno Derek Kirk Kim.
Had a fun slideshow presentation on Sunday with Jason Shiga, whose tech issues resulted in him hilariously recounting his romantic adventures that led to his graphic novel Empire State. Great stuff.
I like librarians. They appreciate books. They appreciate comics. They’re smart. I hope to be doing some slideshows at a library near you!
An interview I did at the convention: