Last night I was honored to meet Dan Piraro, creator of Bizarro. Bizarro is the best strip on the comics page. Dan was in Pittsburgh to do a standup comedy performance benefit for Pittsburgh’s museum of cartoon art, the Toonseum. Dan mixed projected visuals, freeform monologue, real-time drawing, and musical performance in a comedic tour de force. One of the many high points for me: Dan’s reading of hate mail he receives from disgruntled readers. If Dan ever performs in your town, go check him out. Jonny endorsed and recommended!
Also really enjoyed his warmup act, Nathan Mazur, who dazzled us with his hilarious animation exploits.
Tip of the hat to local cartoonist superstar and all around good dude David Coulson for telling me about this excellent event.