Jillian Tamaki


Sep 29th, 2008

Hi guys,

I don’t think I’ll be posting this week. So let me just leave a note about this weekend’s event: The Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland. Mariko and I will be exhibiting there (Table D12B), Skim is nominated for an Ignatz Award, and I will be participating in a panel:

The Page as Canvas
Sunday, Oct 5. 4:30-5:30.

Alongside the word balloon, the formal device most closely associated with comics is the panel grid itself, the framework that provides structure and sequence to most comics pages. What happens when artists break the grid and use the page more broadly as a narrative canvas? What problems and opportunities does this approach present? Moderator Austin English will explore this topic with panelists Molly O’Connell, Juliacks, Jillian Tamaki, and Lauren Weinstein.

ALSO? I made a MINI-COMIC. Wonders. Some of the stuff is reprints from this blog, some of it is new. Regardless, TOTALLY worth $3. I will probably have some left over and will sell them online.