Unshelved comic strip for 2/7/2015

Cartooning in the Digital Age

Cartooning in the Digital Age

My family is almost midway through our 13 month RV trip around the country. We have visited 26 states, and I have given my library program Cartooning in the Digital Age a couple of dozen times.

I'm not going to lie to you folks. This started off as a good program, but it has turned into something absolutely fantastic. In two hours I cover:

  • the history of comic strips, and why most cartoonists are now on the web
  • my personal journey from a kid who wanted to be a cartoonist, to an adult doing this for a living
  • the most important lessons I've learned about creativity and productivity
  • how Gene and I make Unshelved, both writing and drawing
  • how Jeff and I make Not Invented Here
  • the ups and downs of drawing on computers, including a demonstration
  • how we make money from giving comics away for free

February and March will see us in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and maybe a return trip to the greater Atlanta area. If you haven't already contact me about speaking at your library, this would be a great time to get something scheduled. Go read all about it, and then drop me a line! I can provide you with some absolutely glowing references.

This classic Unshelved strip

originally appeared on May 28, 2004.

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