Won't be able to make the conference, so I hope you'll post your talk soon after. Would love to read it.
Just a heads up: A few tickets are still available for the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art at Ohio State. It's the big, triennial shin-dig in the cartooning world, and I'll be speaking at this year's event along with a host of cartoonin' dignitaries...like Matt Groening (Simpsons), Roz Chast (New Yorker), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Art Spiegelman (Maus), Dan Piraro (Bizarro) and more.
Head over to the registration site if you'd like to go: My talk is going to be a response to Bill Watterson's 1989 speech "The Cheapening of the Comics"...and will be titled "The Freeing of the Comics". Should be good!
Oh man, I am soooooo looking forward to this. And as I live in Columbus, the cost is really minimal to me. And since I haven't seen you since comicon 2008, I'm glad to have the chance to perhaps speak with you again.