Yesterday I met with a few editors and forced my book upon them. Incidentally that’s also the plan for today. Show up, look around, be nice, leave my book, get out. When publishers are at events like this, their minds are of course preoccupied with a million other things than looking at a stranger’s comic book. But it’s also very convenient to have them all in one place, so I have to overcome my natural shyness and tiredness and push on.
Last night I met a couple of Brooklyn guys, George O’Connor and Nathan Schreiber, the latter an artist in residency here in Angoulême. We hooked up with Peter Snejbjerg and Jason Little, also from Brooklyn and Nathan showed us the studio space he occupies at Maison des Auteurs. Far too many drinks later we were back at Le Chat Noir where I bumped into Nick Bertozzi from Hang Dai Studios. I went all the way to France to hang out with Americans. Good times!
I also attended a talk with two American creators who each have books aboút the Middle East out; Amir, the writer of “Zahra’s Paradise” and Craig Thompson, the sole force behind the tom “Habibi“. I shot a video of some of it, I’ll put it up tomorrow.
Now, if you’ll excuse me I have to go climb this hill.