I had a talk with the Read-To-Me Foundation at the Hawaii Convention Center this afternoon and was in pre-panic mode all morning, trying to get my thoughts in order and jot them down in my notebook. I started to itch from head to toe. X_X; Hydroccortizone is my friend.
Talk went well, all things considering. I had a difficult time justifying "manga" as a viable reading source for young children -- as the target audience is technically older teens and adults. On top of that, I didn't have any visuals available as I wasn't notified of the talk outline nor confirmed a projector. It was a small group of maybe 20-25 people and they generated their own discussions based on personal experience. I could only re-iterate that they need to be aware of what they recommend to their kids by reading it first - just to screen for inappropriate content and the like.
But, it was a good time to advocate graphic novels that are currently out on the market and doing well. :D
After that, Scott picked me up and we head straight to the Counter for burgers and a malt shake. (Their shakes are GREAT, BTW.) Then, we head home and I crashed for a few hours and resumed work on my strip buffer. Itch is still around, but starting to subside. Probably will need to take an Allegra to quell it further.
Now to think about the Father's Day weekend. O_O;
For local peeps - MangaBento will be hosting a small activity table at the Honolulu Academy of Arts this Sunday from 11-5. It's a free event, open to the public, so at least take advantage of checking out the museum! From what I understand, they will be hosting a few "Iron Artist" Challenge-type games as well with cool prizes to boot! :D
Today's Comic: Plan B
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