Here is the text of my CAA speech, for those interested who nevertheless cannot attend the annual conference in Boston next week.
As my contribution to our discussion of "Gallery/Museum Comics," I am presenting my own work, which is a "mongrel" combination of installation, painting and comics, and am discussing it in relationship to the definition of comics (sequentiality, word and image, closure, iconosequentiality, etc.), the influence and confluence of comics and fine art, as well as viewers' relationship to the works from the perspectives of both "high" and "low" art --- furthermore, how this art arises from my own personal experiences and background. For the full text of my speech, unfortunately without the slide images click here. Images will be added to the web page in the weeks following the conference.
I'm also hoping to blog-report on a few of the other occurrences and papers at this conference when I return to Europe from Boston. Talk to you then!