I’m fresh back from the 25th Annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative, in Cleveland (in fact I drafted most of this on a plane with an incredible view of snow-frosted mountains far, far below). There Craig and I presented a paper from our recently launched project about the work of Eddie Campbell. Balloonists assemble!
The presentation went well and the conference was excellent and encouraging; the general level of interest in comics was high. I came away with plenty to think about. In the meantime, all this traveling has reminded me of something else, something I’d file under the “Unlooked-for”: