Appearances Panels Speaking Shows


Interested in inviting me to your convention? If you can cover my travel costs, I'd love to go! Email me and we can work out the details. (One minor additional demand: I prefer not to fly U.S. Airways, having had a very, very bad experience with that airline. Thanks.)

Intervention, Washington DC, 2011, 2012, 2013

Comicdom, Athens, Greece, 2011

Non-Con, Vassar College, 2011

Arisia, Boston, 2011

Stumptown Comics Fest, Portland, Oregon, 2007

Vericon, Harvard University, 2007

Free Culture Webcomics Symposium, Swarthmore College, 2006

Narbonicon, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2003-2006

Capricon, Chicago, Illinois, 2005

MileHiCon, Denver, Colorado, 2003

Non-Con, Vassar College, 2001


"Manga: Lost in Translation," San Diego Comic-Con, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013: panelist

"The Best and Worst Manga," San Diego Comic-Con, 2010, 2012, 2013: panelist

"Bizarre? Queer? Perfect: Taming the Wild Webcomics Frontier," San Diego Comic-Con, 2013: panelist

"CBLDF Presents: Defending Manga," San Diego Comic-Con, 2013: panelist

"Team Cul de Sac," San Diego Comic-Con, 2013: panelist

"Kickstarter: Threat or Menace?," Alternative Press Expo, 2011: workshop

"The Digital Revolution: Webcomics 101," Wondercon, 2011: panelist

"San Francisco Underground Indie Comic Spotlight," Wondercon, 2011: panelist

"Graphic Novels: The Personal Touch," San Diego Comic-Con, 2010: moderator

"Personal Stories," Alternative Press Expo, 2009: moderator

"Comic Book Couples," Wondercon, 2009: moderator

"Otaku USA Live," Wondercon, 2009: panelist

"A Kick-Ass, All-Girl Graphic Novel Panel," Litquake and Not Your Mother's Book Club, 2008: moderator

"Comics and the Internet," Post-Bang Conference, New York Institute for the Humanities and MoCCA, 2008: panelist

"Conversation with Scott McCloud," Cartoon Art Museum, 2007: moderator

"Comics in Education," Wondercon, 2007: moderator

"Socially Relevant Comics," Alternative Press Expo, 2007: moderator

speaking engagements

I'm available to speak in the Bay Area on almost any subject comics-related. Most recently, I've done PowerPoint presentations on the history of webcomics and on the parallel histories of American graphic novels and Japanese manga. Email me for more information on speaking engagements.

"The History of Comics: U.S. and Japan" presentation at the Berkeley Public Library, 2013

"Webcomics: A Pretty Brief History" presentation at Comicdom, Athens, Greece, 2011

"History of Graphic Novels" presentation at St. Mary's College, 2009

Cartoonist in Residence, Cartoon Art Museum, 2008

Friends of Lulu guest speaker, Berkeley Public Library, 2008

Cartoonist in Residence, Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Library, 2007

Cartooning workshop at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, 2007

Cartooning classes at San Francisco Public Libraries, 2005

Cartooning classes at the Foster City Library, California, 2004, 2006

gallery shows

Telltale: Women's Sequential Art and Illustration Show
Albuquerque Library, New Mexico, March-April 2011

Monsters of Webcomics
Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, August-December 2009

Out of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 2008-January 2009
The Laboratory of the Art of Ideas, Belmar, Colorado, January 2009-April 2009

Infinite Canvas: The Art of Webcomics
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, New York, New York, September 2007-January 2008