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Upcoming Events

2014 will be full of events, but mostly in the second half of the year. I'll be adding lots of things to this space in the coming months, so keep checking back!

Public Lecture at
Austin Peay State Univ.

Clarksville, TN
Wednesday, April 16
Sundquist 106a

Toronto, ON
May 10-11

Gaithersburg Book Festival
Gaithersburg, MD
Saturday, May 17
Presenting at 1:15pm!

Book Expo America (BEA)
New York, NY
May 29-31

ALA Annual
Las Vegas, NV
June 26-July 1

San Diego Comic-Con
San Diego, CA
July 23-27

SISTERS is in stores!!
August 26, 2014

Small Press Expo
Bethesda, MD
September 13-14

Sheboygan Children's Book Fest
Sheboygan, WI
October 11-12

Washington, DC
November 20-23

Smile Tour Goes South

May 25th, 2010 | Permalink

Next up on my whirlwind tour is another event I’m particularly excited about: HEROES CON!

JUNE 4-6, 2010
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC


I’m honored to be one of the guests in Indie Island, because from everything I’ve heard, this is the coolest place to be. I’ll be surrounded by friends and artists I admire. Please come by for a book, a sketch, or a chat! I’ve wanted to visit North Carolina for years (probably because of a certain obsession with Ben Folds Five…), but for whatever reason, it hasn’t happened until now. Heroes Con is said to be one of the most laid-back, family-friendly conventions out there, so I can think of no better way to greet the south.

The convention hours are as follows:

Friday: 11.00 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Sunday: 11.00 am – 6.00 pm


Friday, June 4
3.00 PM
Room 207BCD

Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter meets with some of the brightest stars in the comic firmament to discuss how they learned to handle the age-old question: what do you do when comics becomes your livelihood? Joining Tom will be Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie ), Jim Rugg (Afrodisiac), Ed Piskor (Wizzywig) and Raina Telgemeier (Smile).

Sunday, June 6
3.00 PM
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL COMICS: What To Leave In, What To Leave Out
Room 208AB

Autobio comics have long been one of comics’ greatest and most idiosyncratic genres, focusing on the lives and memories of cartoonists and using comics as an immersive tool. Moderator Dustin Harbin discusses autobio comics and what makes them work (and not work) with Erika Moen (Dar), Ken Dahl (Monsters), and Raina Telgemeier (Smile).

Extreme thanks are due to Dustin Harbin, Heroes Employee Extraordinaire (and fellow dental drama buddy!), and Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s own Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comic book store, for inviting Dave and I to be a part of this wonderful event.

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