Artificial Tour!


Feb 12th, Vancouver Jewish Book Festival, Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, 950 West 41st Ave.

6:00pm: Why Comics with Beverley Kort, Catherine Holmes, Theresa Henry-Smith and Sima Elizabeth Shefrin (tickets here!)

8:00pm: Art and Artificial Intelligence with Sean Michaels, author of Do You Remember Being Born? (tickets here!)


Feb 19th, Savannah Book Festival, 225 W. President St

2:20pm: Reading and Presentation


Feb 20th, Southern Methodist University, McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall, 3225 University Blvd.

7:30pm: Levin Lecture: Artificial: The Art of Graphic Resurrection (free and open to public)


Feb 29th, The Ruby, SF.

5:30-6:30pm Comics Workshop! Femme and non-binary folks may come as a guest of a Ruby Member. Please email me if you’d like to attend!

7:00pm Reading and Conversation with Lena Moses-Schmitt. Free and open to all! Please RSVP here

*Central Coast*

March 2nd, The Lavra, Arroyo Grande, CA

6:00pm: Lavra Lecture: Amy Kurzweil on family and AI. Gathering to follow.


SXSW, Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB

March 12th, 11:30am-12:30pm: The Future of the Past: Meeting My Family Through Art and AI

Reading and discussion with Timour Gregory of Highway Child Films


March 26th: ReggieCon for women’s history month, discussion of Artificial: A Love Story with Dr. J. Scott Jordan of Illinois State University

*Vancouver TED Conference*

TED Conference speaker, “The Brave and the Brilliant” April 15th-19th 2024


Illinois State University:

April 25th, 12:00pm, public talk at University Galleries, Uptown Normal IL, for Woonsook Kim College of Fine Arts

April 27th, 4:00pm, public comics workshop for ReggieCon Live, Bone Student Center

April 28th, Conference: “At the Ruins of Contemporary Culture: What Will Tomorrow’s Minds Say About Today’s Selves?” Bone Student Center Founders Suite

2023 events…


*Pre-launch events *

September 28th, 8PM ET Carousel Reading at City Reliquary, Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event

Oct 6th, 7PM ET (4PM PT) “We Believe in Comics” Virtual Class with Sequential Artists Workshop

“Draw the Robot You Want to See in the World” with me, free on zoom! Class entry comes with an opportunity to win a free copy of Artificial!


Oct 14th, 12 PM PT, LitQuake in San Francisco

“Picturing Lives” with Julia Wertz, Thien Pham, Fred Nolan. Moderator: Rina Ayuyang

Oct 17th, 7PM PT OFFICIAL LAUNCH at The Booksmith 

With moderator Daniel Gumbiner. Register here to reserve your seat, while spots last!

(Oct 19th Berkeley, CA, Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookshop, 7PM PT)

I’ll be moderating an event with Navied Mahdavian for his awesome graphic memoir This Country. Register here!


Oct 21, 7:30 PM CST Wisconsin Book Festival 

Join me at Art and Lit Lab in this presentation co-sponsored by The Wisconsin Science Festival 

Oct 25th 10AM CST Iowa Writers Workshop

A presentation on graphic narrative plus Q & A, open to all in the Frank Conroy Reading Room

 Oct 25th 5PM CST, Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City


Nov 1st 7PM PT, The Writer’s Block, at The Beverley Theatre

Reserve your seat here!


November 7th, 7PT ET, Riffraff Books

With moderator Annie Hartnett

*Boston Area*

November 8th 7PM ET, Newtonville Books 

My hometown bookstore event! 

With moderator Hillary Chute

*New York*

November 11th and 12th, JewCE Award Ceremony and Panel, Center for Jewish History

I’ll be on the JewCE panel “Jewish Female Narratives in the Graphic Arts” on the 12th, moderated by Karen Green, time TBD 

November 13th, 7PM ET, Books are Magic 

With moderator Kristen Radtke at the Montague Street location. My New York launch event! 

This is a ticketed event. *Click here to register.*

This event will be live-streamed for free! *Click here to watch.*

November 15th, 6PM ET, The New School 

Sponsored by the New School Writing Program, open to all. With moderator Mira Jacob


November 16th, 3-5 PM ET, Center for Cartoon Studies, WRJ, Vermont

An artist talk for the cartoonists CCS.

November 18th, Vermont Nonfiction Comics Festival