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Monday, May 11th, 2015

Angry Monkey
I drew a fun promo for Frank Einstein a couple of weeks ago for The Guardian, a newspaper in the UK. I always enjoyed those books by Ed Emberley when I was a kid, and this draws some inspiration from that.

How to Draw an Angry Monkey.

Enjoy!

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

I mentioned this in the last post, but there has been progress! This is a first for me, and after three weeks I think I’d like to make it a regular thing.

September 07, 2014 edition of the New York Times Book Review bestseller list:
07 Sept

September 14, 2014 edition:
14 Sept

September 21, 2014 edition:
21 Sept

Thanks everyone who has been reading, buying, and spreading the word about Frank Einstein.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

I was on vacation in lovely Fenwick Island, Delaware last week, but that doesn’t mean that everything grinder to a halt or anything. Quite the contrary. First, there was a really nice interview with me in the Washington DC CityPaper in anticipation of the National Book Festival. My friend Mike Rhode did the interview and i just answered the questions.

Check that out here.

And then there was the day itself at the National Book Festival. I did a presentation on drawing robots and then signed books. My signing corral was right between New York Times Best Sellers Andrea Beaty of Rosie Revere fame, and Eric Litwin who writes Pete the Cat. So it was kind of like being between two rock stars. But the folks who came down my aisle were awesome and enthusiastic.

The view from the National Book Festival 2014

The view from the National Book Festival 2014

Maybe the best drawing I've ever drawn. Maybe.

Maybe the best drawing I’ve ever drawn. Maybe.

Wait, did I just say I was stuck between two New York Times bestsellers? Well that’s interesting because the biggest news of all for the week was finding out that Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor is joining that club. Yeehaw! This is a first-time for me and it likely goes without saying that I was pretty excited on Wednesday when I got that phone call from Charlie and Nicole at Abrams. Currently the book is at #10, but I’ll take it! Cross fingers that it does nothing but climb…

Thanks to everyone who has bought and read the book. Now I gotta get busy on finishing book 2!

NYTBS

Monday, August 4th, 2014

cow fart diagram

Is Cartoon-tastic a word? It is now. The internet says so.

BookPage reviewed Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor today, and they published a “Behind the Book” feature where Jon and I discuss our favorite scenes from the book. We look handsome in our photos.

Here’s the link to the review.

And here’s the “Behind the Book” feature.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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Frank Einstein is coming out in a month and it’s really starting to generate some press and attention. Middle Shelf is a digital magazine about kids’ books, and in the current issue they feature the illustrator of Frank Einstein on page 28. Enjoy.

Go there here.

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

I get invited to local book fairs, book stores, book festivals, and so on; and I often run into this dude named Erik. Erik is probably something like 13 years old, and Erik loves books. He writes a column for his local newspaper, The Upper Bucks County Free Press about books, and he has his own blog, called This Kid Reviews Books. Recently at one of these local book events where I run into Erik, he asked if he could interview me for his blog, and of course I said yes.

Erik’s interview was published this week, and here it is.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

2wheelers is a magazine/journal from Sweden, and they asked me to design the cover of their second issue. You might notice a familiar theme in this design. In the video, pay special attention at about :42.

Also, you need the poster. Big screenprinted thing. They really did an amazing job. Click on the image to go to their online shop.

2wheelers poster

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

Thursday, March 29th, 2012


I can tell I’ve been rather stupid-busy drawing new stuff, as I don’t normally let an opportunity to toot my horn go un tooted. Somehow last year, sometime between Everything Goes: On Land, Everything Goes: In the Air, The Boy Who Cried Alien, and three Brownie & Pearl books, I found time to fit in an ad campaign for Rubio’s Restaurants, a San Diego chain that specializes in fish tacos, among other treats. This was kind of a get-it-done-yesterday job, as most advertising is, and it came to me because of the complex Where’s Waldo-style tendencies that I have.
Well I got an email last week from Lisa Schiavello, the creative director of the campaign, that the campaign won an Addy award for Red Door Interactive, the agency responsible for creating the ad and hiring me. It took a couple of days before I realized exactly what had happened. The Addys are a pretty big deal in the advertising community and it’s nice to have a project that my drawings are all over recognized, and it’s even nicer to have a client be that much happier about the work that was done. It never hurts to have ad agencies love you in this business.
You can read about the Addy for Red Door here, here, and here.

And a post from last September about it here.