|Left to right: Meg Cabot, Danielle Paige, Eric Shanower, and Victor LaValle.|
I had a stupendous time at the Key West Literary Seminar
in Key West, Florida, earlier this month. I gave a presentation on Age of Bronze
that, by all counts, was well received. I also babbled away about comics and my career in a public conversation with Meg Cabot
(author of The Princess Diaries), Danielle Paige
(author of Dorothy Must Die),
and Victor LaValle
(author of The Changeling),
who have all recently written graphic novels in addition to their prose works. I met a lot of fascinating people, loved listening to the other presentations, and had a terrific time seeing Key West, where I was born but had never previously been back to.
As the first invited cartoonist at this 37-year-old literary event, which through the decades has boasted a roster of some of the best writers of our time, I wanted to present a positive and insightful face of comics and graphic novels for both the audience and the organizers. I think I was mostly successful, so I hope some of my fellow cartoonists will be appearing on the Key West stage in future years.
Here's the link
to an article about my presentation at the Key West Literary Seminar. If you're interested in attending next year's seminar, here's the link for tickets
, which go on sale February 5. But be prepared; tickets for the Key West Literary Seminar sell out as quickly as those for the San Diego Comic-Con--like lightning.
Copyright © 2019 Eric Shanower. All rights reserved.
Photo by Mark Hedden.
Photo copyright © 2019 Key West Literary Seminar.