Speaking and presenting
I have given lectures and presentations at universities, schools, festivals, cultural centers, libraries, museums, and professional conventions, and have been featured on C-SPAN2’s Book TV. As part of the U.S. Department of State’s Speaker and Specialist program, I have traveled abroad as a “cultural ambassador,” giving workshops and presentations in such countries as Burma, Egypt, Algeria, Bahrain, Israel/Palestine, and Mexico.
I most often speak about my own work — particularly Hurricane Katrina and comics journalism — but am also prepared to speak about my collaborations with Harvey Pekar and Brooke Gladstone, autobiography and memoir, comics and catastrophe, technology, and the ever-changing media landscape.
I accompany my always evolving lectures with a cascade of images — as many as 90 in a single talk. I always leave time for Q&A, which usually results in engaging conversations.
I have also participated in panels and round tables with other creators, a very interesting and fruitful format.
Though the majority of my presentations are suited for high school-age and older audiences, all can be adapted or redesigned to suit individual circumstances.
I’m also a podcaster, where I speak about films, comics, my own work—or all three!
- A.D. presentation for the Legacy Project, County College of Morris 
- A.D. presentation for @ameri-Con, produced by the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia 
- Sample video of slideshow presentation from the A.D.book tour.