As a guest of this year’s Miami Book Fair International, I’m doing a closed-session talk on my experiences and techniques with publishing comics online (you can still register here) and then sharing the stage with two dear Joshes I know talking about our politically-themed books, all part of the Fair’s increasingly-impressive Comic Galaxy program:
Friday, Nov. 13, Session 2B (1:00â€“1:50 p.m.)
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
Creating Web Comics: The New Sunday Funnies with Dan Goldman, Comics Creator
Before the birth of the Internet, comics artists had very few outlets where they could effectively promote their work. The Sunday funny pages were the ultimate sign of success, but to get there, one had to work hard to get exposure via underground papers, free papers or even self-publishing. The Web has flung the doors open to reveal a global audience of readers hungry for comics of all shapes and sizes, styles and genres. Dan Goldman discusses the various aspects of creating web comics, such as creating memorable characters and series, ways to move seamlessly between digital and print, what makes a web comic successful online and how to market your own.
NOTE: THIS TALK IS FREE BUT YOU NEED TO REGISTER FIRST
Saturday, Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m.
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)
Panel Discussion: Dan Goldman on 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail, Josh Neufeld, on A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge and Joshua Dysart on Unknown Soldier
THIS PANEL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Right after arriving back in South Florida, I was also profiled for the Miami New Times, where I got to talk about my Miami-based new series RED LIGHT PROPERTIES that launches on January 5:
If you’re in Miami and would like to meet up, please drop me a line and come introduce yourself at the events. It’s always a pleasure to meet you other-side-of-the-screen cats in person.
At the top of this year, a camera crew with the UK series Television Junction came by my studio to interview me for “Reading Aloud in New York”, the NY episode of their children’s-literacy program. Hosted by Jon Scieszka and featuring the New Yorker’s FranÃ§oise Mouly and others, it’s a quick look at the reading (and comic-reading) landscape for kids/young adults here in the Big Apple:
As promised, here is the video of our recent 08 book signing at Book Court; the event went wonderfully and BC’s Zack was thoughtful enough to record our presentation for the rest of you at home:
My hometown paper The Miami Herald gave my work on 08 props today; from my Brooklyn studio I can hear my parents kvelling:
At our Book Court signing last night, Michael Crowley and I presented a signed copy of 08 to Alan Balicki of the New York Historical Society, who will place the book in their permanent archives as a historical record of the 2008 presidential election… in comics form.
Alan rattled off an incredible list of people who’d dedicated printed materials with the phrase “Presented to the NY Historical Society” before us and it’s an honor to be a part of that tradition:
This flyer says it all; click to embiggify:
Looking forward to seeing all you sweet monkeys there in person…
Today’s LA Times ran a behind-the-scenes interview about 08‘s genesis, featuring Michael Crowley, Bob Mecoy, editor Sean Desmond and myself:
To my friends attending SXSW: today is the big day. I’m signing copies of both 08 and SHOOTING WAR at the Day Stage Cafe at 3:30pm today:
And shortly after, the moment we’ve been planning for arrives at 5pm:
Joining me onstage are Diesel Sweeties creator Rich Stevens, Uclick.com CEO Douglas Edwards, Dr. Sketchy’s creator Molly Crabapple, Google Android engineer Dave Bort and The Longbox Group’s Rantz Hoseley; judging from our meetup dinner last night, there’s going to be some serious discussion about hardware’s influence on the storytelling and format and what these changes mean for publishers, creators and readers. We’ll be using #comicsonhandhelds to filter/respond to tagged tweeted questions during the panel.
And those of you not attending… you’ll still be able to interact with us over Twitter during the panel using #comicsonhandhelds. The panel will be available in audio+video online soon as well; watch this space for details.
NPR’s Books We Like reviews “08″ and really hones in on my approach to covering the election in words and pictures:
08 strikes out on its own to create a method of visual storytelling that owes as much to ’60s magazine layouts as it does to modern Web design. It’s largely thanks to Goldman’s singular graphical style that this book, essentially a time capsule of the campaign’s conventional wisdom, feels so defiantly and refreshingly unconventional.