Between 2006 and 2018, Jay presented at nearly 300 schools and libraries across Alberta and Saskatchewan speaking to thousands of kids, educators, and parents about the wonder, benefits, and creative awesomeness of comics! He continues to do so still today in the slightly less formal Comic Book Fair Program through Drawn to Books.
He’s been the Keynote Speaker for Northern Lights Library System (2015 and 2018) and for the Alberta Association of Library Technicians (2019) along with hosting presentations ranging from 45 minutes to 2 hours at NLLS, AALT, Marigold, Parkland, and Peace Library Conferences, the Alberta Teachers Association Conference, and more.
Jay is a special guest instructor at the Edmonton Digital Arts College and Pixel Blue College where he provides insight into the world of comics, specifically teaching about the history of comics, current industry operations, job opportunities, and page design.
He has also conducted numerous newspaper, radio, and televised promotional spots and interviews, many of which can be found on the Happy Harbor YouTube channel and below.
Jay is available to speak about comics at your event. Please email with details to check for availability and to get a pricing quote. Significantly reduced rates are provided to schools and non-profits.