I even developed a certain admiration for the mind-stretching title of the day’s comics component, "Subcultures, Semiotics, Sexualities, and Superheroes: Textual/Pictorial Methodologies in Graphic Narrative Media," which falls trippingly off the tongue for academics but for others of us may be the most daunting assemblage of tricky words since Dr. Seuss wrote Fox In Socks.
And for once I not only remembered to bring a camera, I also remembered to take pictures with it!
At Left: Graphic Novelist Abby Denson (who in the hands of a more accomplished photographer is not blurry in the least) shares scenes from Tough Love: High School Confidential and her soon-to-be-published book Dolltopia.
At Left: Cartoonist and grad student Michael (sometimes called Mykl) Sivak is the man who pulled together the graphic narrative portion of SCSU’s conference and served as moderator for two of the day’s three comics panels as well as a presenter in the third.
At Left: At Miya’s we were greeted by Bun Lai, the restaurant’s gracious, skilled, and (if I may be forgiven for noting) hunky proprietor and chef.
Below: The three effervescent canine bedmates who shared an expansive fold-out couch with me during my overnight stay at the home of SCSU Professor Corinne Blackmer and Pilar Stewart. Many thanks for your hospitality, Corinne and Pilar.
(And besides, what happens in New Haven stays in New Haven—right?)