Dead dove do not eat.
I’m off to TCAF! It occurs to me that I don’t think I’ve ever FLOWN to TCAF, despite having gone for nearly 10 years. Who can pass up the 8 hour drive and harrowing car search at the border? Me apparently, this year!
When my book dropped on the NYT bestsellers list after 2 weeks running, my dad ordered 14 copies online. I told him that I didn’t think that was how it worked, but I stand corrected because I’m back up this week! Yay Relish for 3 weeks on the NYT bestsellers list!
I am gonna be at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this weekend!
I will have copies of Relish and all my other books, plus art and prints and my big smilin’ face that will be happy to see you.
My Programming Stuff:
SATURDAY, MAY 11th
- 1:30 - 2:30pm Memoir Workshop w/ Lucy Knisley
Lucy Knisley, author of the New York Times Best-Selling graphic novel Relish: My Life in the Kitchen, demonstrates how you can turn your own life into comics.
- 2:45 - 3:45pm Writing Life
These four cartoonists tell the most personal kind of stories – stories from their own lives. This program explores what’s involved in memoir. How accurately can memory and representative artwork depict real life? And are there kinds of stories that cannot be told? Featuring Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama), Derf (My Friend Dahmer), Ulli Lust (Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life), and Lucy Knisley (Relish). Moderated by Robin Brenner.
SUNDAY, MAY 12th
- 4:00 - 5:00pm Live Drawing
Four creators enter, one creator leaves! Come watch four artists draw for their lives – and for your entertainment. Winners will feast on the souls of the losers (vegetarian option available). Featuring Phil McAndrew, Lucy Knisley, Jim Rugg, and Scott C.!
DDLL, a set on Flickr.
Finally posting the photobooth photos from Drink and Draw Like a Lady 2013!
This was a really fun party, with tons of amazing, brilliant, talented ladies.
I love these photos! Everyone happy and clowning around for the camera. Photobooth photos are some of my favorite kind, because it allows the gaze of the camera to be controlled by the subject in a way that claims the image as a self-portrait.
Relatedly, women who make comics sometimes are placed behind a lense of gender, and that’s where marginalization can occur. Having this party— this celebration and opportunity to chat and feel together— by women and for women, is an important part of what I love about comics.
I was so pleased to chat and laugh among these talented and interesting ladies, and I hope to see you all again in the years to come!