More About Slideshows

Catch Me at Papyri Next Saturday

Well, not quite at Papyri; Papyri’s proprietors are away on a well-deserved vacation and the North Adams bookstore at 45 Eagle Street will be dark until their return.

But the store’s monthly WordPlay event will go on as usual next Saturday evening, July 10, at 7:00 PM at 43 Eagle Street—that’s the space next door to Papyri. And that’s where you’ll find me on July 10th, since I’ve been invited to enlist the help of my digital projector in presenting a portion of one of my traveling slideshows. To be more specific: I’ll be reading excerpts and projecting images from my graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby, a new edition of which was published last month.

(John Mitchell, the Arts and Entertainment editor of the North Adams Transcript, wrote a very day-brightening review of my book in last Friday’s edition of the paper, by the way. (It’s archived here, under John’s pen name John Seven). Thanks for the kind words, John.)

Following my slideshow, of course, will be WordPlay’s traditional Open Mic segment during which audience members are encouraged to read from their own writings or from the writings of other authors whose work turns them on. Gail M. Burns, as usual, will preside.

So if you live in or near North Adams or are going to be in the area next Saturday, I hope you’ll consider dropping by to see me do my slideshow thing.

More Pics From New York

More than one camera was snapping pictures while I was in New York last month presenting a group slideshow in various venues along with Jennifer Camper and Ivan’s Velez Jr. The four snapshots I showed you in my last blog post are but the tip of the iceberg.

A camera being wielded by Daniel Joy Kim yielded some especially nice shots. I hadn’t yet seen these when I composed the aforementioned post, so let me catch up now. The photo above is one of them; the rest can be viewed in the album called "Attack of the Queer Cartoonists" in Ivan’s Facebook photo section.

A Brief Self-promotional Digression

Hey there, all of you college kids and administrators who’ve got student activities money rattling around in your piggy banks that you don’t know how to spend!

Hey there, you non-academic organizations with budgets that include money for outside speakers!

You don’t have to live in New York or the Berkshires to see one of my slideshows. I’m just sayin’….

An Old Drawing

Above: Remember when land lines were the only way to get on the Internet?

An Older Drawing

Above: This one is from while I was in college—the first time I ever got to do a cover painting for a magazine. Disney, look out!

An Even Older Drawing

Above: While I was in high school I experimented with water colors and markers.

Then There Were My
Precocious Grammar School Efforts…

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About Howard

I'm a cartoonist and writer, best known for my graphic novel, Stuck Rubber Baby, and my comic strip from the 1980s, Wendel.
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2 Responses to More About Slideshows

  1. Howard says:

    I’ll have to speak to Ivan about that, Martha.

  2. Howie, you always had talent.

    Ivan’s photos are terrific, but there are not as many of me as you had last week, which makes them inherently inferior.