Wednesday, February 20, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons Head to the Big Apple?

The past few months have been pretty rough personally, very lemon-y, and I'm really looking forward to taking a break soon in my favorite city.

Despite the lemons, there is a lot of lemonade coming up in the work department—I'm thrilled to be illustrating BLANKETY BLANK for Parragon Books (based in my second favorite city, Bath!)! The book may even be out at the end of this year, I'm not exactly sure, and may only be available in the UK—but if you know me, you know my feelings on the United Kingdom and how completely amazing this is.

Pics of BLANKETY BLANK have been removed! Some of the blanketyblank are in the witness protection program

Next week I will see a favorite author and friend, the disarmingly alarming and charming Lisa Lutz. We'll get to see some people at Simon & Schuster to talk about our book, HOW TO NEGOTIATE EVERYTHING !

I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited for this book to come out, May 21 seems ages away, and there are so many things I want to do to spread the word about it. Painting defenseless animals up to look like the cover is my number one thought right now. Hiding review pages in food truck hot dogs or tacos is my other thought.

This is one of my favorite spreads from HTNE. Tell me, what's more fun than drawing salad?

And maybe more good book news in the next few weeks!

Will end with a few pages from my sketchbook from this time last year when I also went to New York for some vacation. I would probably repeat all my activities on those pages minus the stomach flu part and the feeling like a giant blimp part. Bon voyage!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Julie Andreeeeeeeeews!!

Blogging at the SCBWI Conference blog this weekend, and Julie Andrews is going to be in the building today. We are not allowed to take pictures of her, but we are allowed to sniff her.