Today is publication day* for The Boy Who Cried Alien, by Marilyn Singer. Illumastrated by me. Published by Hyperion. I wrote a lot about this book a while back, and I'll write about it some more soon. Go now to Indiebound or a favorite book store and get one for you, your spouse, your parents, your siblings, and maybe your kids.
I've been cranking out illustrations for the second book in the Everything Goes series for the past many weeks, and will be doing so for the next many as well. Here are some edits from two spreads in the book. Two helicopters, and one showing part of a cutaway of an airliner. Stay tuned for more.
The book will be out next September.
Today is the official publication date of Everything Goes: On Land. I've been anticipating September 13, 2011 for several years now and I was kind of hoping The Today Show and a bunch of news vans would have been at my studio door when I arrived this morning.
The book should be available at an awesome book store near you today, and if not, I know you can get it on Amazon dot com.
There will be a publication and signing party at Children's Book World in Haverford, PA on September 24 at 1pm. If you live in the Philadelphia area I hope you can come out to this and say hi.
I'll also be making an appearance on the 21st at the North American Independent Bookseller's Association conference in Atlantic City on Sept 24.
Publisher's Weekly will be publishing a little interview with me in a couple of days, so check back for that.
In the meantime, here are some photos of people happily enjoying Everything Goes. If you like the book, snap a picture like this and send it along.
By the way, one of these people actually appears in the book (albeit with a slightly different appearance). First one to find her or him and puts it in a comment gets a prize.
I came in to work this nice Monday morning and was fairly immediately greeted by the UPS truck outside. He gave me a package that I've been anxiously awaiting for several years now.
Everything Goes is now a book. Bound, with a cover and endpapers and a UPC symbol and an ISBN number and it's got my name on it. I'm pretty glad to see this. Of course my plan today was to work hard on book two, but that got preempted since I had to take pictures…
I'm in the downhill run of completing the first book of the Everything Goes series. Everything Goes: On Land will be published next year by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins. I thought I'd post a few pieces of the illustrations as I complete them. These are just line-art and aren't colored yet. They are small snippets of these huge 20-inch x 12-inch spreads that are just full of all kinds of trucks and cars and bikes and cars and motorcycles and more cars. And trains. But I haven't got to the trains yet.