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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

bookmarks at The Spiral Bookcase

I have a little gallery show going on currently at a bookstore down the hill from me here in Philadelphia called The Spiral Bookcase. Ann and Adam, who run the place, printed up some lovely bookmarks for the show. I gave them some images from the show to work with, and they set them up and laminated them. They’re nice and stiff and do a good job of marking the place in the book where you last read, and where you might want to pick up next time you open the book to read again.
Ann says they’d be happy to sell them to anyone who gets in touch.

bookmarks at The Spiral Bookcase

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

The Spiral Bookcase, a terrific little bookstore down the hill from me in Manayunk is having a First Friday show of my work on Friday night. There’s more information here on the Facebook event page.

Friday, May 11th, 2012

On Monday I posted a contest to name all six dinosaurs in the puzzle I made for Galison/Mudpuppy. As of noon today there were six correct entries.

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

The dinosaurs are thus, clockwise from top left in the above picture:

Green – T-rex, duh.
Orange – Triceretops
Purple – Ankylosaurus
Red – Stegosaurus
Yellow – Velociraptor
Blue/turquoise – Brachiosaurus, formerly known as Brontosaurus, which I accept as a correct answer.

So as I said, six people got all six, though many of you should watch your spelling. I assigned each of you a number (1 – 6) and then I used a random number generator to choose a number from one to six. One came up, (the actual order was 1, 3, 6, 5, 4, 2) which happened to be assigned to……………………..

Are you ready?

star trek dance

Sarah Perry!

This is Sarah:
Sarah Perry

She’s an author and mom of an almost-3-year-old and creator of Pajama Girl. I know this because I looked her up. She entered about forty-five seconds after I posted the contest, so she apparently knows her dinosaurs. Sarah, I’m gonna send you an email so I can get your address. In the meantime, congratulations.

Thanks for playing!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

I’ll be appearing at some local events this week for Children’s Book Week, and if you live in the Philadelphia area I’d love to say hello. If you don’t live in the Philadelphia area, I’d still like to see you, but I just think it seems like a long-shot.

First, later today, I’ll be at the Lansdowne Public Library. I’ll be reading and chatting starting at 4pm. (55 S. Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050)

Tomorrow night I’ll be in Harleysville, right up I-476 a few miles, at Harleysville Books. I’ll be reading here also, as well as doing some drawing on a big easel. This starts at 7pm. (Salford Square Shopping Center on Route 63, just west of the intersection of Route 63 and Route 113.)

Lastly, on Saturday I’ll be back at Children’s Book World in Haverford. I’ll be talking about Everything Goes and probably reading from The Boy Who Cried Alien, and they’ve got a big purple car set up for photos, as well as magnets and other goodies. This one starts at 1pm. (17 Haverford Sation Rd.
Haverford, PA 19041)

If you make it to all three, I’ll give you a prize.

Monday, April 16th, 2012

I had a great time at the Mt Airy Kids’ Literary Festival this weekend. I even got my picture in the paper.

Hope everyone there had as much fun. The Boy Who Cried Alien is a great book to read aloud.

Friday, April 13th, 2012

The annual Mt Airy Kids’ Literary Festival begins tonight at Big Blue Marble book store. I’ll be there tonight with my daughter for Amy Ignatow’s Popularity Papers Pizza Party, and I’ll be there in a more official way reading The Boy Who Cried Alien at 2pm on Saturday April 14.

There’s a piece in the Phila Inquirer today about this, and here’s what they say about my little part:

Brian Biggs will read The Boy Who Cried Alien, a cry-wolf story with a plot that evokes at least one Radiohead song (“Subterranean Homesick Alien”).

“Aliens have landed and nobody’s buying it,” said the book’s illustrator, whose panel-by-panel storytelling reflects his comic-book influence.

Biggs plans to have fun with the voices of the visiting aliens, the young boy – unaffectionately nicknamed Larry the Liar – and his fellow townspeople.

“It’s a big, bold-colored, funny book,” he said. “There’s gonna be a lot of laughing.”

I’m not misquoted. It will be funny. I will read in funny voices. The aliens speak foreign languages. Radiohead is a stretch, though…

Big Blue Marble is at 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Tomorrow, Saturday October 15, I’ll be reading and signing Everything Goes: On Land at the Doylestown Bookshop in Doylestown, PA. The fun starts at 10:30am and will last until noon. Doylestown is a great little town with plenty to do once noon comes along and I leave the building. Just before I moved to Philadelphia from San Francisco in 1999, I visited the Mercer Museum and just fell over myself to go again.
There’s also the Michener Art Museum, and Mercer’s other landmarks, the Moravian Tile Works and Fonthill.
So the point is, get on up to Bucks County and say hi.
Google Map: Doylestown Bookshop, 16 South Main St., Doylestown PA.

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Yum, cake.

Just a note to say thanks to the crew at Children’s Book World in Haverford for putting on such a nice party on Saturday for my little book. Great turn-out, and everyone there looked like they were having a good time.
Since the book came out, a lot of people have written nice notes, shouted-out on the Twitters and Facebooks, and have generally been quite nice. So thanks to you all as well.

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

If you get a chance to check out today’s Philadelphia Daily News, please turn to page 40. I strongly encourage you to not look at page 41. Just stay on page 40. Lauren McCutcheon wrote a nice piece about the book and the signing/publication party we’re having tomorrow at Children’s Book World in Haverford.
Sacha took a great picture of the paper, so here’s that, in case you can’t get your own…

Everything Goes in the Daily News

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Book!

So the book is out, and now we’re having a party. Children’s Book World down in Haverford PA is hosting a publication hoo-hah shindig jamboree on this Saturday September 24, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Celebrities will not be there, nor will clowns. However, I will be there and I will have a handy pen in which I can sign my name to the copy of Everything Goes that you gleefully purchase.
Bring your kids, if you have them, and bring your friends if you have them too.

Here’s the info for the shop:

Children’s Book World
17 Station Road, Haverford, PA
610.642.6274