Appearances

I try to do as many talks, lectures, signings, workshops, and appearances as my schedule permits.  Here's where I'll be in the near future... come by and get a sketch!

June 19-21
HeroesCon
Charlotte, NC
The only show that I've never missed since deciding to pursue comics as a career!  I love Heroes, and I hope you'll join me at this very family-friendly, comics-centric show.  I'll have books, prints, lots of original art, and I'll probably take on some commissions, too.

Panels:
Saturday 11:30 AM Room 203AHISTORICAL COMICS The Dollar Bin’s ADAM DAUGHHETEE discusses the challenges and influences involved with creating historically based comic stories with CHRIS SCHWEIZER (The Crogan Adventures), ED PISKOR (Macedonia, The Beats) and MATTHEW ROBERTS (Manifest Destiny).
Saturday 3:00pm Room 206
BLACKSAD WITH JUANJO GUARNIDO
CHRIS SCHWEIZER (The Crogan Adventures) has a one-on-one with one of the very best cartoonists in the business: JUANJO GUARNIDO. This is must-see paneling!

June 25-30
American Library Association Annual Conference
San Francisco, CA
I will be showcasing galleys from my new middle reader horror graphic novel series THE CREEPS (Fall 2015, Amulet Books).
Special ALA event: The protagonists of THE CREEPS attend Pumpkins County Middle School, and are often stymied in their monster hunts by their inability to check out the spooky books which are closely guarded by the grand high librarian.  But the librarians that attend ALA can show that they've got the privileges that our eponymous detectives don't!  "Pumpkins County Middle School Library: Forbidden Section Access" badges will be available, and I will be making them with small watercolor portraits of conference attendees in the style of THE CREEPS.
He will also be signing books from the CROGAN ADVENTURES series and his sketchbook collections and his happy to talk about why TRUE GRIT by Charles Portis is one of the best YA novels ever.

Panel:
Sunday, June 28, 3-4 pm
Graphic Novel and Gaming Stage
HISTORICAL FICTION GRAPHIC NOVELS
The session features some of the genre's most acclaimed storytellers including Gene Luen Yang, Tony Cliff, Nathan Hale, and Chris Schweizer. They discuss the making of graphic novels taking place in specific historical eras, the creative and logistical challenges that those books present to the authors who write and draw them, and how those books can be used to give readers a greater understanding of history and the cultures depicted.

July 18-20
International Literacy Association (ILA) Conference
St Louis, MO
I'll be doing a panel with Nathan Hale, Frank Cammuso, and Eric Colossal called "Graphic Novels How-To: Teaching and Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom."  I'll also be signing anyone's book who brings one!  Not sure if I'll have my own on hand.