I was privileged to give a lecture entitled: Wolves in the City: Algeria and Colonialism in Comics at the International Illustration, Comics and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College this past February. The conference was well-attended and students at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont also participated. It was a wonderful experience.
In late April, it was my pleasure and privilege to have Gary Panter visit the campus of Missouri Western as its Visiting Artist. The students loved him -- and what's not to love? Gary was kind and generous and was willing to share his stories and experiences as an artist with us. His visit was a real gift, and it was wonderful making a new friend.