Upcoming Philadelphia Events

Philadelphia! In the coming weeks I will be traveling to your city to spend a few days there for a brief residency at the Kelly Writers’ House at the University of Pennsylvania. I consider this to be a huge honor and am very excited. The residency will involve several events, and I can’t wait to meet all of you.

My trip will kick off with an opening for a show of my work at the Brodsky Gallery that will include the pages from my most recent completed comic, “From The Beyond,” a ghost story that I drew for the upcoming Then It Was Dark anthology. The opening will take place on Wednesday, October 22nd, at the Kelly Writers’ House, located at 3805 Locust Walk. The event starts at 6pm, when I will give a short presentation on my work and process, to be followed by refreshments and socializing and general merriment until 8.

A page from “From The Beyond” to appear in my show @ the Brodsky Gallery.

On Thursday, October 23rd, I will be teaching a workshop on how to make minicomics! We’ll discuss various production methods, look at examples, and each student will have the opportunity to make a minicomic of their very own! The workshop will be held from 7-9pm at the Kelly Writer’s House in the Zises Seminar Room (Room 203). To sign up, email wh@writing.upenn.edu with subject line: MINICOMICS, yes!

While in town I will also be exhibiting at the Locust Moon Comics Festival, on Saturday, October 25th. The show is open from 10am-6pm at The Rotunda located at 4014 Walnut Street. There I will be selling comics, including a few copies of Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends, the anthology I edited for Hic & Hoc, as well as a brand new minicomic of my story about trepanation that recently appeared on The Nib. I’ll also have tote bags and buttons and other ephemera for sale. This year’s show is bringing some pretty awesome guests, so I definitely recommend checking that out.

My stay in Philadelphia will be concluded with an appearance on a comics-themed episode of the radio program LIVE at the Writer’s House, alongside Box Brown, Hawk Krall, JC Cloutier, and Josh O’Niell, with a musical performance by Lantern. We’ll be talking about comics – making them, reading them, studying them – and the recording of the show is open to the public. If you’d like to attend, the event will be held at the Kelly Writers’ House on Monday, October 27th, and taping will begin at 7pm. If you are unable to attend, you can listen to us the following Monday, November 3rd, at 8pm on WXPN, or download a podcast version that will be made available sometime after the initial broadcast.

If you live in the Philadelphia area, please come to one of these events and say hello!