If you enjoy listening to friends talk about Christmas cartoons old and new, then this is the podcast for you! Saturday Supercast Episode 31 Christmas Cartoon Party! Jerzy Drozd, Anne Drozd, Raina Telgemeier and I discuss the following holiday themed cartoons:
It’s a Spongebob Christmas!
Cobra C.L.A.W.S. are Coming to Town
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
The Bear by Raymond Briggs
Jingle All The Way (Hallmark puppy version)
A Hannah-Barbera Christmas Collection
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Fleischer Studios)
Goofy: The Art of Skiing
The music collection keeps expanding…and enough people seem to enjoy my past holiday mixes, so here’s a 5th compilation! As usual, it reflects my eclectic musical tastes, but I tried to strike a balance between all the different genres and moods. If a particular song ends up warming your heart, be sure to let me know and pass along the good feelings to others!
Here is the final cover to Book 2!
The book will be printed on gold foil (in keeping with the silver foil on Book1) so this is a recreation of what the real book will look like. Design is by Colleen AF Venable. Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry will be released May 14th, 2013 from First Second Books, but you can pre-order the book on most major book websites and add it to your Goodreads lists now!
Raina & I celebrated six years of marriage at Once, the broadway show based on the works of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, two of our favorite musicians!
I’m excited to return to the Miami Book Fair November 16th-18th.
All weekend, I’ll have a small table in the main street fair! Street Fair Hours: Fri., Nov. 16 – Sun., Nov. 18: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Here’s a map of the layout.
And I’ll be doing some fun storytelling events on Friday and Sunday.
Friday, Nov 16th, from 11-11:30am I will be at the Happily Ever After Stage. After the stage presentation, I will be at the signing area to autograph books.
Sunday, Nov 18, from 12:30-1pm I will be on the Happily Ever After Stage.
Hope to see you there!
Just in time for the election, we’ve updated the Vote Boat website! Teen Boat is running for class president and needs all the help he can if he’s going to defeat football jock, Harry Cobbs.
The Vote Boat site features the entire school election story line from the Teen Boat graphic novel totally free + a bunch more bonus content to enjoy and share.
And of course, don’t forget to vote for real on November 6th!
As a Halloween treat, here’s a preview of the spooky new Agnes Quill stories in the works! Featuring art by Matt Bayne, Jordon F. Bochon and Jason Ho! I’m super excited to start serializing these in the near future. Stay tuned!
Jerzy Drozd & I recorded two episodes of the Saturday Supercast podcast dedicated to Halloween cartoons and specials. We gush about the Garfield & Peanuts Halloween specials and check out halloween themed episodes of Kim Possible, Transformers Animated, & My Little Pony Friendship is Magic! We reflect on past costumes nostalgia, sincere pumpkin patches, and of course lots of CANDY! CANDY! CANDY Not to mention audio clips from the shows!
Time to dig through the cobwebs and get ready for Halloween. Here’s a re-link to my halloween mix-cd to help set the ghoulish party mood.
Yaytime Halloween Mix
I was trilled and honored to be a guest at the Tweens Read festival in Houston, Texas this past weekend, hosted by Blue Willow Books.
All the authors were greeted by homemade cupcakes featuring their most recent books! How can you top a Teen Boat cupcake?
How about a cafeteria filled with kids who love books coming out on a Saturday afternoon to meet and listen to a bunch of authors?
Heather Brewer (The Slayer Chronicles) gave an amazing and empowering keynote speech to the entire crowd before they separated into specific tracks based on different themes.
I was on the graphic novel track with Rachel Renee Russell (Dork Diaries), Raina Telgemeier (Drama), and Amy Ignatow (Popularity Papers)
The four of us participated in a special graphic novel luncheon with a group of kids who were selected based on their comics-making enthusiasm! Got to have some great conversations and check out some their artwork and stories in progress.
The presentations went so quickly because the kids all had so many great questions!
And the end of the day we signed books for all the amazing fans!
Thanks to the organizers of this amazing book festival and all the wonderful people who came out for it!