Just got back from San Francisco. Every time I go there, I feel like I leave it too soon.
I was invited to join a panel of people from graphic novel publishing, which included editors from VIZ, Pantheon and First Second, as well as author/artists Jessica Abel, Matt Madden, and Derek Kirk Kim. We were faced off with another panel of major writers and developers from the videogame world, and the whole conference was centered on Visual Storytelling. This was sponsored by the San Francisco Academy of Art, and turned out to be most interesting.
More to come about that adventure in coming blog entries.
Before all that, we went to the legendary COMIC RELIEF bookstore in Berkeley. Now there's a bookstore to launch our 'favorite bookstores' category. It's a beauty, and stocked with thousands of the best graphic novels to be found.
That evening Matt Madden and Jessica Abel were signing books. Did you get your copy of Matt's 99 WAYS TO TELL A STORY?