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Bill's USA Roadtrip (and new talk)

Bill's USA Roadtrip

Sixteen years ago my wife and I bought a pickup truck and a trailer, packed up our belongings and our dog, and embarked on a nine month tour around the USA (and a little bit of Canada). It had high points and low points but all in all it was a blast, and remains one of our greatest memories. (For a taste, here's the four-day diary I wrote for Slate)

Now that we are parents of a teen and a preteen, it's time to do it again! We will leave Seattle on August 1 and circumnavigate the country clockwise, returning home about a year after we started. We have lots of ideas about where we'll go, but so far only a few milestones (including a few talks I'm already committed to). We'll fill in the rest as we go.

While on the road I will continue to draw Unshelved, and write Not Invented Here, and my wife Sara will continue to homeschool our two kids Theo and Rosie, with a strong emphasis on American history. We will all be blogging our adventures, starting with the preparations in which we are currently knee-deep. Of course you may feel free to ask questions.

While I'm in your neighborhood, perhaps you'd like to hire me to talk about this crazy thing I do for a living. I have created a new workshop aimed at the public called Cartooning in the Digital Age that I am offering to libraries around the country. It's a fun two-hour workshop that will attempt to cover everything I know about creating comic strips, publishing them to the Web, and making money.

If we'll be in your area anyway the cost is just $500, otherwise there might be some extra expenses. Email me if you're interested, and tell us why your town will make a great stop on our family's homeschool adventure.

We hope to see you on the road!

Our next appearances

Aug 6 Schaumburg, IL
The Illinois Institute of Art
1pm Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

Aug 7 Coal City, IL Three Rivers Public Library staff
Surviving The Public (Gene & Bill)

Oct 8 Athens, GA
GACOMO
Funny Thing (Gene & Bill)

Oct 9 Cincinnati, OH
OLC
Talk (Gene & Bill)

Oct 12 Redwood City, CA
Redwood City Public Library staff
Talk (Gene & Bill)

Oct 28 Novi, MI
Michigan Library Association
Too Much Information (Gene & Bill)

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