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Friday, August 22nd, 2008

I was so so so excited today to find that my book Un Mode de Transport was written about the other day on my favoritest blog, Julia Rothman’s ‘Book By Its Cover.’ I’ve spent a lot of money as a direct result of Julia’s reviews, and discovered a lot of artists and books that I otherwise would not have. When I saw that she had written about that Play Pen book that I am in a while back, I sent her a copy of Transport, since that was the book of mine that was written about in Play Pen (still with me?). I was taking a break from picture-drawing today and when I went to the site I fell of my chair and danced for a minute. I like it when people say nice things. I really do.

Book By Its Cover

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

The article for Wired’s website mentioned earlier has been translated and rejiggered for some websites in other locales. Namely Brazil and Japan. The iPhone pictures on my Flickr page got an enormous amount of traffic yesterday so I checked my stats to see why. Apparently, this is the reason.
wired article in japan

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

me

A new book about children’s books was just published and I’m interviewed in it. Written by Martin Salisbury, it involves showing some work and interviewing many of my favorite artists inclucing Alexis Deacon, Shaun Tan, and Sara Fanelli. It’s mostly European and Asian in direction. The only two Americans, in fact, are J. Otto and myself. Go get it. I’m in some fantastic company and I’m just really pleased. (For the record, the quote regarding Lane Smith was misinterpreted. I was going to play accordion at one Lane Smith signing, but it never actually happened. Lane’s cool with it…)

me again

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

One Beastly Beast, the book by Garth Nix that I illustrated, got a nice review in the August 6 Publishers Weekly…

One Beastly Beast (Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales)
Garth Nix, illus. by Brian Biggs. HarperCollins/Eos, $15.99 (176p) ISBN 978-0-06-084319-9
Successfully training his sights on a middle-grade audience, the acclaimed Nix (the Abhorsen trilogy) presents a quartet of wacky yarns set in fantasy-laced worlds and topped off with plenty of wordplay. In the first, Peter is on his way to return DVDs to the rental store when four rats dressed as pirates steal them. (“We be video pirates, and those there discs will fetch us a pretty sum.”) A crew of Navy rats escorts the boy down the sewer to “the Neverworld,” where he helps defeat the bread-wielding pirate Blackbread. The second caper stars a bored princess, daughter of a former “full-time warrior maiden” and a wizard, whose quest for adventure brings her inside a “magical clockwork monster” that she erroneously expects is planning to attack her kingdom. A third tale introduces a boy living in an orphanage who finally finds his parents after escaping adoption by pirates and the reach of a pair of “hideously squidgy, lumpy, slimy, sweaty, yellow-tentacled, bulbous-eyed aliens,” and the final story centers on one of 17 sisters who helps her town face a sea serpent that is damaging boats, capturing girls and turning them into “penguinmaids.” Biggs (the Shredderman series) renders even the most monstrous creatures as ludicrous rather than gruesome in his lighthearted cartoons, laid out here with wit and a good eye for visual rhythm. Ages 7-11. (Aug.)

Monday, March 19th, 2007

A few weeks ago I answered some questions put forth by Kelly Erb of tinytreasury dot com. It was for a series she thunk up called “Friday Fifteen” in which up-and-coming kid’s book types pretend to be famous for a minute or two. Mine went up on March 2. Enjoy.