The 130th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

Tom Kaczynski will discuss his new book: Trans Terra: Towards a Cartoon Philosophy. Follow the process of the book’s creation, from its humble origin as a tiny mini comic to its lofty goal of reaching something called Cartoon Philosophy. Along the way he’ll touch on such topics as: the possibility of utopia in the age of dystopia and apocalypse, the uses of the nostalgic-critical method, the genius of Ignatius Donnelly, and more.

Tom Kaczynski is a cartoonist. His first book, Beta Testing the Apocalypse (Fantagraphics) was nominated for an Eisner Award. Tom Kaczynski is the publisher of Uncivilized Books. Tom Kaczynski is a designer of books and websites. Tom Kaczynski lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.