FALL EVENTS: NY COMIC CON, THURSDAY, OCT. 8 Speaking on a panel with Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Ray Billingsley (Curtis), Brian Walker (Beetle Bailey) and Jeff Keane (Family Circle) in celebration of King Features' 100th Anniversary. THE MOTH, BURLINGTON VT., OCT 9 The theme of the night is "Fish Out Of Water," and I will be telling a 5 minute story along with other winners of Vermont regional Story Slams. Check that you can buy tix at The Flynn Theater before making travel arrangements because it's not yet listed on their calendar. OPEN STUDIOS, FLORENCE, MA NOV. 14 & 15 It's that time again for me to open up my studio and invite you all to poke around. 50 artists and artisans will be opening their doors as well and there's great holiday shopping for local art and crafty wares.