Will Eisner Week workshop today

Today, find writer, Josh Dahl (Rapid City: Below Zero), teaching local kids how to write comics, as part of a week dedicated to comics visionary Will Eisner.  Million Year Picnic and The Cambridge Public Library host a series of workshops teaching young artists and writers what it takes to make comics.  The workshops run today, Saturday March 8th 2014, in the downstairs space at the Cambridge Public Library.   Josh Dahl has been invited to instruct on character generation and story elements.  By guiding this workshop, Josh hopes to show kids how fun it is to create comics while giving them real-world skills for storytelling.   The workshops start at 12:30pm and will be followed by signings at Million Year Picnic from 3pm-6pm with local pros and comic creator Gregory Benton. If you know kids that  love to write and draw stories, bring them over to join Josh and everyone, at the Cambridge Public Library, today!  

Last Weekend: Brushes With Celebrity pt1

For a while now, I have been a fan of Marc Maron's WTF podcast.A few weeks ago, while on my way to the comic shop on a Wednesday after work, I was listening to the show when I heard the announcement that a there would be a live reading of Marc's book at the nearby Brattle Theater.

As the podcast was already a few weeks old, and the Brattle quite small, I assumed that tickets would be too expensive and fully sold out. But, the store selling them was practically on the way to the comic shop, so I stopped in and asked what was available. Turns out tickets were only 5 bucks, and there were exactly two left!

Marc has mentioned enjoying comics in the past, and the DIY way in which he used a podcast to carve his own place in the entertainment world, so I thought I would give him some copies of Rapid City. And some cookies. I asked Bekah to make a batch of cookies.

Jump ahead to last Friday. After work, I met Bekah down in Harvard Square. We hung around and then went over to see the show. I brought some comics, she brought some cookies.

The show was great. And afterwards, I gave Marc the comics and the cookies. He seemed very pleased to get both.

Then Bekah and I went to dinner.

I was awakened by the shocking report that "he threw away the cookies". What? "He threw away the cookies." She had read this...

So began a brief twitter war. It turns out, he actually meant the cookies that the hotel had left for him... and he ate and loved the cookies Bekah brought.

And all is well. I hope he liked the comics as well.

Comicazi!

Just had a really great time at the Comicazi Mini-Con. It was a hell of a lot of fun.Sold some books, talked to some people, but best of all just saw all the people determined to come out and have a good time. It seems that people have been circulating from mini-con to mini-con. That was so cool! Met Tamsin Silver. Traded books with Neil Gibson, and Eric Hutchison. Talked to David Mack. And refused pop-corn from RaShawn.

All told, a lot of fun. And, rumors are around that there might be more stuff tomorrow.