à bord d'un avion

I'm boarding a plane to France later today. I'm going mainly to support


, the French edition of

The End

. But there's a ton of other stuff going on while I'm there. I'll be in Besançon January 22-24 for the

PFC5 exhibition

 The Goat Without a Face and a few talks. Helping run PFC5 last summer in Minneapolis was a whirlwind, so I'm looking forward to getting to relax and get a new look, with clearer eyes, at some of the weird and wonderful collaborative drawings and comics that came out of that storm.

Then, next Tuesday I'm in Paris for the Drawn & Quarterly 25th Anniversary exhibition at

Galerie Martel

. It's the first time

Big Questions

originals will be shown in France, and I'm sending a few examples I don't normally let out of my flatfiles. Other reasons to go, if you're in Paris include original art by Julie Doucet, Lynda Barry, Genevieve Castree and a bunch of other ridiculously talented people.

Wednesday and Thursday I'm signing copies of


at Super Heros and Page 198, respectively, and then heading to Angouleme on Friday for a public talk with 

Jean-Pierre Mercier.

Busy couple of weeks.