The Shanghai Trip…

…starts Friday morning and will last 12 days, so updates to the blog might be a little spotty during this period, but I’ll see what I can post from the road.

From Monday to Friday of next week, I’ll be presenting lectures to school groups from the Shanghai American School, Shanghai Community International School, and Concordia International School (five lectures in all) and having discussions with students and attending some workshops. Then on Friday, I’ll be on hand to help kick off the Shanghai Student Film Festival. Should be an exciting week, to say the least!

Sky is coming with me and we’ll be celebrating her 16th Birthday in Shanghai this Sunday, and after the week of school visits, we’re also making a couple of neat side trips. Keep checking back starting in a couple of days and hopefully I’ll have more news and maybe even some pictures to share.

Discussion (8)¬

  1. jltopkis says:

    That sounds awesome! What a great tour.

  2. John McLeod says:

    Happy birthday to Sky!

    Just thought I’d mention that there is a controversy going on this week to do with blogs and intellectual property rights. Monday was also the 40th birthday of the internet! I posted on that just now at our blog, and cited your manifesto on creators’ rights in the comics sector. I hate to mention this — bit THAT WAS OVER 20 YEARS AGO … (ugh)


  3. Chris says:

    Hey Scott the weather here has been great the last week though it might rain on Sunday. Come prepared for a slightly warm spring.

    I see that the film festival is being held at the Judi Town Campus. Not exactly in the center of the city, actually it’s hardly Shanghai but it’s easy enough to get to the city center.

    Since you are in Judi Town there is a most excellent bar at 453 Jinfeng Rd. It should be within walking distance of the school and they are one of the few micro breweries in town. The brewmaster is an ample guy named Gary who clearly loves his beer and his food. You should check it out if you get thirsty.

    • Scott says:

      Hi Chris!
      Thanks for the tips.

      Alas, though I look forward to checking out The Boxing Cat’s sandwiches, I’ll have to refrain from the brews. 🙁

      See you soon!

  4. David says:

    Hi Scott- We’re looking forward to your arrival! The pub that Chris ^ is talking about is called “The Boxing Cat”, and they have a mean pulled pork sandwich. We’ve got some other food adventures planned for you guys as well though- Shanghai is not lacking in that way, and we have few other interesting things to see as well! Have a good flight over here.

  5. Steve Weiner says:

    Well I hope you & Sky have a great trip. We were in Thailand last year. That part of the world is really amazing.

  6. John McLeod says:

    “Alec Longstreth shares his excitement for drawing comics – and some tips for aspiring artists”, by Patrick Montero, NY Daily News, April 12, 2009.

    “So stuff like that all through middle school and high school, but it wasn’t really until I was in college when my friend Paul introduced me to “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud. It blew my mind apart! I got totally hooked. I don’t even know how to describe it, it was literally the changing moment of my life. So ever since I’ve been drawing comics.”