Fall 2016: Upcoming Events and Publications
The fall 2016 calendar is already getting booked! Friends in Chicago, St Louis and Seattle, take note:
September 3 I am joining a murderer's row of Chicago cartoonists for the third Zine Not Dead comics reading. Come in costume to get into the spooooky vibe! My reading will err more towards melancholy than spooky, since I'll be performing...
...Particle/Wave, a new 2-part memoir comic about family, identity, grief and the moon, published by So What? Press. I presented an early version of this comic at the Chicago Zine Fest reading this spring, and you can buy a copy yourself when it debuts on October 15 at...
...the St Louis Small Press Expo, where I am an invited guest (!) of the festival. As part of the kick-off event at the Pulitzer on Friday night, October 14, I will do a performative reading of a new comic, Burrow, which will debut the next day at the festival. Burrow is in conversation with the current exhibitions at the Pulitzer, which engage with questions of domesticity. Burrow is a short story about new motherhood and the tension between the feral, animal wildness of infant care and the built domestic world. If you attend the reading, you can also get a free copy of my new illustration zine, Nest, which is a companion to the new comic and will also be for sale at the expo on the 15th.
And more! I'm exhibiting in early November at Short Run in Seattle! It's gonna be tight!
I'm also working on putting together a late fall/early winter event in Chicago to celebrate the publication of three books this calendar year. (Please, if you haven't already: pick up a copy of the collected In the Sounds and Seas!) I haven't mentioned this on the website, but I also gave birth to my first child, a gentle smiling boy named Ilan, in March; I was lost in the woods of newborn care when I might have been throwing debut parties or touring the hardback collection. Please, Chicago friends, keep your ears open for news of the triple book party--I would sure appreciate your camaraderie!