I haven’t posted a boring update about events and books and info and whatnot in awhile, so here’s one for your viewing displeasure.
First, some events: Saturday, March 17th, 7pm I’ll be doing some story telling and slide show stuff with Fireside Follies at Brooklyn Fireproof, along with Jeff Neufeld, Bianca Stone and Marcie Paper.
March 24th at 3pm: Comic New York symposium at Columbia University. I’m on a panel with Bill Griffith, R Sikoryak, and Charles Brownstein. I know, I have that “one of these things…” song stuck in my head too. Should be interesting! I hope I get to talk about how much I hated college while talking at a college.
April 28th, UCBeast 7pm: ‘Museum of Mistakes presents For My Moms.’ That’s right, I’m hosting a comedy/comics show at UCB East and I’m super excited and if you come to one event I do this year, please make it this one. It’s called “For My Moms” because my actual mom will be there. Performers are Lisa Hanawalt, Domitille Collardey, Adam Conover and myself. Lisa and Domitille are doing comics slide show stuff and Adam and I are doing more stand up comedy/story telling stuff. I’d like to make this kind of show a reoccurring event so come out and support it! Also to see me use swears in front of my mom.
Second, per some comment confusion, let me explain the book I have coming out this year. I posted a few preview pages and if you read this site regularly you’re probably like “yeah yeah we get it, shut up about it already” but I’m going to talk about it more. Originally, I’d hinted at another collection of single page comics (like the Fart Party books) with Koyama Press but then while assembling the material I realized I hated it and wanted to do a book of all new stuff. The publishing date had been set for May of this year but we pushed it back to September because OH MY GOD WHO CAAAAAAARES.
Anyways, the new book will debut at SPX. What’s it about? Well, it’s about CATS!! kidding, it’s about my feelings! kidding, I don’t have any. It’s about sex! kidding, it’s the opposite; It’s about moving to San Francisco and getting diagnosed with systemic lupus. You think I’m kidding because House says “it’s never lupus” but it totally is sometimes and I can prove it. There are two other stories in there, one about all the jobs I’ve had and the other about books because the SF story is only about 100 pages long and I could have stretched it out to another 100 to make it a complete, singular book but that would mean more wordless panels with the characters looking all morose and 9 panel pages where a hand is opening an envelope or some shit. Booooooring.
Here’s a photo of my stupid fucking cat for your viewing pleasure:
Have you ever watched Jared Logan do stand up? If not, you should. Did you see Lisa Hanawalt’s hilarious comic “the Secret Lives of Chefs” in Lucky Peach? Have you ever seen this abandoned amusement park? (thanks for the link, Muzition) I probably never will and it makes me upset forever.