Friday, May 18, 2007

Various concerns

Yesterday I had arthoscopic surgery to remove a tear in the cartilidge of my hip, so I'm currently spending most of my time laid up on the couch (with the occassional field trip on crutches around the house. Recovery seems to be going well). I'm using this time as my "vacation" before summer school starts, so hopefully I can catch up on a bunch of the non-school work I have that's built up.

I'm soon planning to launch a remodelled version of this website, which will include the removal of a few of the videos and essays I currently have up. So, if you've been putting off checking out certain papers, now might be the time to check them out (not many are coming off, but I figured I should give forewarning).

This summer I'll be giving a few talks come July/August. As usual, I'll be speaking at the Comic Arts Conference at Comic-Con International. As it stands, I'm planning to unveil a new theory about page-layout, and I'll also be on a panel about "comics and education." More on this to come...

I'll also be giving one of the invited lectures for the first annual Visual and Iconic Languages Conference at the University of New Mexico. I'm very flattered they thought to ask me, and expectedly, that one will be on visual language grammar.

Finally, my friend Alexander Danner will be having a release party for his new book Character Design for Graphic Novels. For those in the Boston area, the party will be on June 30th, 7pm at Porter Square Books.

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