Once again, it’s been a minute since posting. What have I been up to? Many things! Here are a few highlights of the year via photos.
A nice article discussed my lecture in the Columbia Missourian.
You can read more about Frank Stack at the University of Missouri here.
My work with the Graphic Medicine International Collective continued as I curated the website, coordinated our monthly Drawing Together events (that’s a link to one I hosted,) conducted an occasional podcast interview, and participated in our GMIC strategic planning retreat. We have much to look forward toward in the coming years.
The next highlight of my summer was the American Library Association conference in Chicago.
Among many high points of this conference was working and presenting with Rob Kirby AND being featured in Rob’s diary comic! I’ve been a fan of Rob’s work for years. He was launching his terrific new book, Marry Me a Little. I’ll let Rob share what we did at the conference with our fab colleagues Maureen Burdock and Kendra Boileau.
Next up (after much hiking, see my Instagram for those photos) was a trip to Baltimore, MD where I attended one of my favorite comic gatherings, the Small Press Expo. No speaking and only one signing freed me up to enjoy an overwhelming amount of fantastic comics and related panels.
I highly recommend seeing this film when you have the opportunity.
Next up was a drive to nearby Hope College where I was honored to share the stage with my colleague Elizabeth Trembley as Jack Ridl Visiting Writers. The school paper did a nice story about our event here.
And I’ve been making comics, of course, mostly in preparation for my next book, which at this point might have the subtitle, “An Auto-ethnography of Moral Development.” Stay tuned for more as it presents itself.
In the meantime, I made this body map in response to a prompt from Wendy MacNaughton’s Grown Ups Table. Can’t recommend the group enthusiastically enough.
Check out Wendy’s New York Times illustrated piece “What You Can Learn From Drawing a Stranger.”