It’s been a crazy summer! I’m moving back to Chicago (sniff, I love you, New York, but you’re expensive and I’m headed back to be with Johnny!), finishing up my script for “New Kid,” (my next book with First Second— Writing this script has been a crazy whirlwind of adolescent feelings), and doing a number of talks and conventions! SPX was a hoot, The Melbourne Writer’s Fest was super cool, and there are more to come! Here are some of my upcoming appearances— please come see me and say hello!
- Brooklyn Book Fest: (Sunday, Sept 22nd)
2pm: Kitchens, Kith and Kin: A Food Memoir Mash-up – North Stage
Eat your heart out, Food-o-verse, as we dish with three spicy culinary raconteurs—-Baohaus badboy Eddie Huang, whose Fresh off the Boat: A Memoir finds the sweet spot where Taiwanese street food, revelry and identity co-mingle; Travel + Leisure magazine editor Anya Von Bremzen, who reaches back into her family’s past to capture the anxiety, idealism, soul and sustenance of Soviet Life in Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing; and cartoonist Lucy Knisley, whose Relish: My Life in the Kitchen entwines witty vignettes with illustrations of the essential recipes that make it all worthwhile.
3pm: The Real: Comics Nonfiction – Brooklyn Historical Society Auditorium
Three artists represent the diverse spectrum of topics taken on by nonfiction comics—Ed Piskor’s Hip-Hop Family Tree offers an encyclopedic comics history of the formative years of hip hop; Lucy Knisley’s Relish: My Life in the Kitchen is a loving memoir of growing up gourmet and Tom Kaczynski’s Trans-Terra: Towards a Cartoon Philosophy is a mutant memoir that melds comics, politics, and philosophy. sure to be a fascinating discussion. Moderated by Professor Jonathan W. Gray, John Jay College. Featuring screen projection.
- MICE/ Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo: (Sept 28th/29th)
Sadly, I had to cancel my trip to MICE. A huge bummer, but moving prevents me from going. I’m really sorry to miss out— I’ve heard it’s an amazing fest, and I was set to do some cool stuff and see some great folks, but it’s too much for this gal to handle moving AND going to a comics show in close order.
- New York Comic Con: (Oct 10th)
1pm: Signing at the First Second booth!
2:45pm: Panel on Graphic Novels
4pm: Signing with panelists
I have more appearances coming soon, but I can’t even think that far ahead. So many things! I think I need a soup dumpling.*
*note, excepting my mom and dad and pals, soup dumplings will be what I miss most about New York City when I go. But hey, SO MUCH VISITING. For dumplings.