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:


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