The author of Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics, and Making Comics was in Sioux Falls last night and talked about the growing field of cartooning, and JB, TQ, DW, and I were there for the event, taking time out from grading papers and figuring final grades. He makes a great presentation, with a slide show of something like 700 images, he said. The high-schoolers in attendance were enthusiastic about the genre and made that known.
McCloud and his family are on tour promoting his new book, appearing next in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and then on to Montana. If you haven't seen any of his work, check out his online comics or trundle yourself on down to your local comic book store and pick up a copy of Zot or one of his other works.
He's working on a new book about the story element of the comic genre, he said.
It was good to see some DSU students there.