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In Which We Consider The Optimal Time For Webcomics Creator Parental Humpings¹

Okay, so apparently there’s a better answer to the big question of How do I get noticed? from yesterday’s posting than the one I came up with. Consider: Raina Telgemeier, her husband Dave Roman, Becky Dreistadt and James Kochalka (and who knows how many more) are all webcomickers, and were all born today.

Add in TopatoCo impressario Jeffrey Rowland (born four days ago), Dead Winter’s Dave Shabet (born three days ago), and TopatoCo Vice President of Kicking Your Ass Holly Post (born two days ago) and you’ve got a sure-fire method for gettin’ noticed — simply go back in time and convince your parents to give birth to you sometime between 22 and 26 May. You’re welcome.

  • Love [web]comics? Live in or near San Francisco? Want to talk comics with a couple of high school teachers? For those of you that are scratching your heads at that third item, would it help if I mentioned the teachers in question are Thien Pham and Gene Luen Yang, creators of Level Up, a YA graphic novel that got the Fleen Seal of Approval? Yang and Pham will be appearing at Cartoon Art Museum on 25 June (that’s a Saturday) from 1:00 to 3:00pm for a cartooning workshop; they’ll be talking about their collaborative process, signing books, and drawing with attendees. Free with paid admission to CAM, which is like seven bucks (three, if you’re under 13 years of age), so go grab some lunch and make a day of it.
  • Latest autobio comics to catch my eye — Breena Wiederhoeft’s Easel Ain’t Easy² — which has the loose, scribbly style that makes everybody in it look like somebody you know. As Wiederhoeft is yet another Portland-based cartoonist, it’s amusing to cross-reference the sense of place you get from EAE against that of, say, DAR! (hint: there’s a lot more dicks and farts in DAR!).

¹ Third week of August.

² Know what else ain’t easy? Pimpin’.

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