Well, it seems that nothing brings together comics-folk like a good long Scott McCloud lecture. Scott gave his lecture at MIT tonight to a packed house to promote his latest book Making Comics (which I just finished reading… review coming soon).
We got there fairly early, so I actually got a nice long chat in with him before things got too crazy. It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten the opportunity to chat with Scott, so I was greatful for the chance. As I intimated, lots of comics folk turned out, and several of us went out to dinner afterwards…
Present were the “Comixpedia quartet” (upper left) of Bryant Paul Johnson, Me, Alexander Danner, and Kelly Cooper, along with the ever-entertaining duo of Jeph Jacques and his girlfriend Cristi. Along the bottom are some friends of Kelly’s and one lucky comic fan who we adopted for the evening. (Hmmm…there’s something kinda fun about being able to link nearly everyone you had dinner with).
The evening was quite fun and reminded me of college when I used to get together with a bunch of people in the Bay Area comics scene. Hopefully we’ll have similar gatherings in times to come.
** Bonus linguistics observation of the talk: McCloud made a great noun to verb conversion with “breadcrumbing” (i.e. making a path for people to follow). **