The first few months of the The Making Comics 50 State Tour have been announced, with much more to come. The tour kicks off September 5th in New York City, the cay that Making Comics is published.

To celebrate the HarperCollins release of Making Comics (and because we’ve always wanted an excuse to do it) the family and I are going to visit all 50 states, plus a country or three, starting in New York City (September 2006) and ending in Hawaii (August 2007).

We’ve starting booking speaking engagements and seminars along the route. If you’d like me to speak at your event or organization while we’re in your region (see right) let me know at [email protected] and I’ll provide details on pricing and availability.

My lectures and seminars are fast-paced visual presentations. I’ve given them at universities, computer companies, film studios, festivals, game conferences, conventions and government organizations for over ten years. Check here for more info.

In addition to the public appearances, the whole family will be blogging our experiences on the road and interviewing comics artists around the country about their work. We plan to have a lot of fun (when we’re not going crazy or trying to kill each other) and we hope you’ll be part of it all when we come to your state.

With this tour, Scott McCloud could very well become the most-seen cartoonist of all times.