Learn about the critically acclaimed graphic memoir THE TALK in a two minute video, and Lemont branches out
A video about THE TALK, and a Candorville comic strip
I took part in a panel discussion last night at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, with my good friend and fellow Pulitzer-winner Jack Ohman. Toward the end, before the Q&A and the book signing, I showed this video:
Aside from that, I came armed with six animations to show, in case there were any lulls in the conversation. I sent the most offensive one to Jack the night before, and
asked “include or don’t include?” He was adamant that I should keep it in.
I’d numbered them from 1-6 for easy reference. But the discussion was so lively that 30 minutes into it we realized we hadn’t shown any of those videos. I only had time for the most offensive one. Which, ironically - and totally unintentionally - I’d labeled “#2.” If you’re a paid subscriber, you can scroll down below the buttons to see it.
It was a welcome break after several minutes of talk about the perils facing editorial cartoonists in the age of massive newspaper chains, disappearing newspapers, and vanishing jobs. The moderator asked us how cartoonists support themselves, so I spoke about the need to hustle. Aside from editorial cartooning, I created THE TALK for Holt Publishing, I just sold a middle-grade graphic novel (which I’ll talk about later) to a different major publisher, and I began a Patreon and this Substack. I’ve also got some projects my agent’s ready to shop around as soon as the Hollywood writer’s strike ends, and most importantly, I create the comic strip Candorville, in which Lemont, who’s also found it necessary to diversify his income, has run into a roadblock:
If you’re a paid subscriber, don’t forget to scroll down below the “subscribe” and “comment” buttons to see the animation that brought the house down at the Crocker Art Museum last night.
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial