I try to do as many talks, lectures, signings, workshops, and appearances as my schedule permits. Here's where I'll be in the near future... come by and get a sketch!
March 21 & 22
South Carolina Comic Con
I love Greenville. It's about forty minutes from where my parents live, it's beautiful, and the Carolinas are one of the best places for all ages comics in the country (the libraries are very involved, you have loads of shops with good kid sections, and quite a few shows that do a great job showcasing how comics really are for everyone). I'll have prints and books and probably a few goodies on hand, too, and I'll gladly draw in your book for you.
The only show that I've never missed since deciding to pursue comics as a career! I love Heroes, and I hope you'll join me at this very family-friendly, comics-centric show. I'll have books, prints, lots of original art, and I'll probably take on some commissions, too.
American Library Association Annual Conference
San Francisco, CA
I will be showcasing galleys from my new middle reader horror graphic novel series THE CREEPS (Fall 2015, Amulet Books).
Special ALA event: The protagonists of THE CREEPS attend Pumpkins County Middle School, and are often stymied in their monster hunts by their inability to check out the spooky books which are closely guarded by the grand high librarian. But the librarians that attend ALA can show that they've got the privileges that our eponymous detectives don't! "Pumpkins County Middle School Library: Forbidden Section Access" badges will be available, and I will be making them with small watercolor portraits of conference attendees in the style of THE CREEPS.
He will also be signing books from the CROGAN ADVENTURES series and his sketchbook collections and his happy to talk about why TRUE GRIT by Charles Portis is one of the best YA novels ever.
International Literacy Association (ILA) Conference
St Louis, MO
I'll be doing a panel with Nathan Hale, Frank Cammuso, and Eric Colossal called "Graphic Novels How-To: Teaching and Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom." I'll also be signing anyone's book who brings one! Not sure if I'll have my own on hand.