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 unexpected clip brightened my morning: my favorite TV news anchor Rachel Maddow lists her favorite graphic novels, shaking her fist as she insists her interviewer “HAS to read” SHOOTING WAR:
Today’s LA Times ran a behind-the-scenes interview about 08‘s genesis, featuring Michael Crowley, Bob Mecoy, editor Sean Desmond and myself:
This Thursday evening, I’ll be joining the illustrious Ben Katchor and Youme Landowne onstage in a panel discussion for the “Brooklyn Independents” series at the Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture. With THE BEAT’s Heidi MacDonald presiding, the three of us will talk about our creative processes and what it means to be a cartoonist in New York City.
Admission to this event is free; full info is available here.
And after that, I run home to pack and take the red-eye to Austin to have my mind blown at SXSW Interactive…
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.
Our pals at MySpace Comic Books approached me after seeing our first public excerpt a few weeks ago… and paid me such sweet compliments that we just couldn’t refuse. Here’s an all-new handful of free pages for you to enjoy on our magical debut day.
This morning, Michael Crowley was a guest on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” discussing 08, beginning around 04:00′.
This week in my favorite comic-shopping app, Comixology features 08 as their item of the week, highlighted across their synergistic site/iPhone app/web-app as well as an interview with yours truly in their weekly podcast (also via iTunes). This particular interview is a bit process-heavy which should be interesting to digital illustrators out there, and sees me stringing my last few major projects together and tying them up with a shiny bow.
We’ve also set up an 08 Facebook group to serve as our 08 communications hub, which you can join here:
Tomorrow’s baby’s big day; love to hear your thoughts on 08 in the comments…
As we get closer to 08′s Jan 27th release, The Daily Beast features a new exclusive excerpt as part of their truly excellent political coverage, this time dealing with the roll-up to Obama’s triumphant speech at Denver’s Invesco Field. Ordering information for the graphic novel is available here.