All I can say is – wow. The people at the Cartoonist Alliance and MoCCA were just lovely. Thanks to Denise Ozker, Chari Peres and Angela Entzminger for setting up my talk and being so welcoming – and talented! I had so very much fun. (So much so that I was supposed to leave at 8, but we all got pried out at 10:30. lol)
I am not unaware of the irony of me, a person who cannot draw a straight line with a ruler, addressing a meeting of artists. But I did get to tell them a bit about publishing and call upon my store of knowledge of random artistic influences. It was so great – all the folks at CA have real talent and passion. I look forward to a future of cartoon artists with that sort of drive.
I hope one day to come back for another meeting. In the meantime, I feel like I’d better get back into doing some writing! LOL I feel like I ought at least work at my chosen oeuvre a little harder, after seeing how much effort they put into their work.
If you are in the NYC area and interested in comics, cartooning, manga or animation art:
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA is a work in progress, but it’s got lots of great events, speakers, exhibitions, etc.