Wednesday

Possibly the Greatest Conference on Comics Ever

I wish I could be in Chicago next month to attend this conference at the University of Chicago. It's called Comics: Philosophy and Practice and the lineup of creators is pretty spectacular:  Lynda Barry, Alison Bechdel, Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, R Crumb, Phoebe Gloeckner, Justin Green, Ben Katchor, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Francoise Mouly, Gary Panter, Joe Sacco, Seth, Art Spiegelman, Carol Tyler, Chris Ware.

It's all being overseen by Hillary Chute who's a professor at the University of Chicago and someone I've never met but I'm admittedly a bit in awe of. She authored the book "Graphic Women" and worked with Art Spiegelman on "MetaMaus" which she was associate editor of and interviewed Spiegelman for the lengthy conversation in the book.

If only someone paid for me to attend such conferences...

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