Up in the wilds of White River Junction, talking to academics about what the state of current graphic novel publishing is and why it's important to know about it.
If you're not there to hear us, here's the quick bullet-point explanation.
1. Academics, you're the ones who've chosen to spend your professional career studying the stuff that it's our professional career to produce.
- corollary 1: if you know what's going on in publishing, you can tell us when we're being stupid.
- corollary 2: if you know what's going on in publishing, you can give us positive feedback when we do things right.
- corollary 3: if you know what's going on in publishing, you can get publishers to give you things (like books, authors for classroom visits, and even occasionally dinner).
All good things!
Here's the ICAF schedule for this year; can't wait to get there!