This week I joined the staff at Grist, where I’ll be writing and drawing daily environmental news. I’ll still have updates here on other projects, but the bulk of regular Susie updates will now live there, so please follow!
Hey! I’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con next week speaking on panels. First up is Progressive Politics in Comics, moderated by Douglas Wolk, on Thursday July 12 at 1 p.m. Then Sunday July 15 at 3 p.m. it’s Publishers Weekly Comics World: Serious Pictures: Comics and Journalism in a New Era with a bunch of great people. I’ll otherwise be wandering the convention floor and doing some reporting drawings. If you see me, please come say hi! I’ll have plenty of ibuprofen and vegan jerky.
On Saturday July 21 I’ll be at Code for Oakland all day doing some livesketching of the coding festivities and wooing all those tech minds with tactile tools. And then wrapping up this month on Tuesday July 24 from 6-10 p.m. I’ll be creating small paintings for quick sales at 111 Minna in San Francisco with some other great artists. There will also be a reception for my show at the Cartoon Art Museum soon! But the show will be up through September.
I’ve been working on some longer projects lately that haven’t yet seen the light of the internet, but stay tuned for big drawn journalism pieces at the Boston Review and Cartoon Movement before the month is out. And that’s just the line-up for this month — there’s a ton of awesome stuff in the works for later in the year, including comics conventions, speaking engagements, and new, rad-as-hell multimedia projects. My excitement is founded, trust me.
The sidebar is now full of all the cool stuff I’ve been working on lately for all the cool people I’ve been working for. Our SXSW panel went great — check out the list of resources and links at Graphic Journos. Here’s the little video I made as a proof of concept of my Occupy Oakland reporting — more of these are in the pipeline.
In light of being left off my own goddamn union’s list of arrested journalists this week because I am a freelancer, I have to link again to this piece I wrote a few months ago about why I am a cartoonist — and why I am still a journalist. I’ve kind of given up on people understanding that I can do multiple things, though, so from now on I guess I just have to go with “journalist” for clarity.
I’ve decided to start blogging more frequently about Occupy and Oakland since when I tweet I just tip off the local press who won’t hire me. And I’m not going to put those frequent posts here, because this is more of a Susie Cagle clearing house for all my work.
Susie Cagle has worked with the Guardian, the Atlantic, AlterNet, Truthout, & many others on illustrated reportage, investigative stories, infographics, blog posts, & a lot of other cool stuff. She'd like to work with you too.