I’ve been away from the drawing board for a week on a long trip to China where I’ve been meeting with college audiences and local cartoonists. Right now I’m in Shanghai, and I’m scheduled to fly to Chengdu in Szechuan province tomorrow the site of the big earthquake, which we felt here in faraway Shanghai. People felt the quake here on the higher floors of the tall buildings, and big crowds filed out onto the streets around the buildings, giving the city a strange, crowded sense of urgency, even though the quake here was hardly noticeable.
I may be stuck in Shanghai for a few days. I’ll find out tomorrow when we get more news from Szechaun province. A cartoonist visit isn’t very important with all the terrible earthquake news. I’ll post more on the trip, the cartoonists I’ve met and the colleges when I get a chance.