Comics as Midlife Crisis

summer-pierre-slide-1 In September I did a PechaKucha talk in Beacon, where I tell the story of how I came back to comics after stopping for 20 years. For some reason the embedding of the video doesn’t work–so click through to watch it!  They titled it “A Return to Comics,” but my working title was “Comics as Midlife Crisis.” You can call it, what you like!

For those of you not familiar with the PechaKucha format (I wasn’t until I was asked to do it)–it’s a talk where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically while you talk. It was one of the hardest things I’ve done–I had to time everything specifically and I practiced over and over again to get it right.  In the end, I stood up in front of a live audience and let it roll. Here are the results!