Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hither and Yon

I will be traveling quite a bit over the next several weeks. I’ll be speaking and signing books in Houston, Toronto, Gaithersburg, Portland (Maine), DC, Jersey City and New York, among other places, and it all adds up to be my first, real, honest-to-goodness book tour. Well, mini book tour.

Still: book tour. That sounds so fancy!

It’s exciting, and hectic, and most of it will be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to catching up with good friends at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, and TCAF and MeCAF, plus ...I secretly like sitting in airports.

On the other hand, most of this was planned in the bleak cold months and now it’s suddenly May and the world is green again, the garden is starting to come up and my canoe is calling to me. Also there’s a not-quite-halfawy-inked Robot book on my desk and a pack of girls who want me to finish painting their bedroom. Summer is coming.

Here is a partial list of upcoming events where you might be able to catch me and say hello (please do say hello):

-May 3rd: Free Comic Book Day signing at Bedrock City Comics Co. in Houston, TX

-May 10th and 11th: Toronto Comics Arts Festival. Not sure of my schedule for this one yet, but I think I’ll be doing a talk with my pal Dave Roman.

-May 17th: Gaithersburg Book Festival. Speaking and signing at 3:15pm in the Edgar Allan Poe pavilion.

-May 18th: Maine Comics Arts Festival: not sure of my schedule for this one either.

-May 21st: Takoma Park, MD. Signing at Takoma Park Library, 7:30pm.

-May 24th: WORD bookstore in Jersey City, 11am.

-and on June 4th I’ll be in New York, kicking off the New York Public Library summer reading program at their main branch.

I’ll continue positing information (and pictures!) here, and on twitter. And someday, if I’m very lucky, I’ll get back to making journal comics.

For now, though, I’ve got bags to pack.