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April 23rd, 2009

This is me reading at the Philadelphia Library Festival over this last weekend and for some reason the picture just makes me laugh.

I'm the one on the left.

I'm the one on the left.

reading at the Library Festival

April 17th, 2009

This weekend is the Free Library Festival at the Philadelphia Central Library. It takes place on Saturday and Sunday April 18 and 19 at 19th street at Vine. I’ll be appearing (sounds like a magic act) in the Target Tent at 2pm on Sunday. The idea is that I’ll be reading from the Judy Sierra book I illustrated Beastly Rhymes. It’s a fun book to read aloud. They also tell me I’ll read something else too.
There is a lot of other things to do at the library as well. Please come out and say hello and have a good time. The weather will be nice! Yes!

The Book Festival (and Sesame Street)

May 22nd, 2008

Thanks to all y’all whom came out and braved the crowd and my tedium at the Philadelphia Book Festival this last weekend. It was grand. I followed a really good guitar-player and then I was followed by Gordon from Sesame Street, so what did I do? I talked about Photoshop! Woo!
Below are photos of me in front of the awesome banner they made with my tree on it, Adam Rex and me with Gordon (cool!), our friend Owen dancing while I waxed about a certain piece of software, a banner using stuff I made, among others.

Philadelphia Book Festival
Philadelphia Book Festival
Adam Rex and Gordon from Sesame Street
Philadelphia Book Festival

Philadelphia Book Festival, this weekend!

May 12th, 2008


This Saturday and Sunday is the Philadelphia Book Festival at the Main Library. I’ll apparently be an “event” at the festival itself on Saturday and I hope you can make it over to see whatever it is I’m doing. I’ll be on the “Target Children’s Stage” at 3:00pm.

Rumor has it that there will be a Q & A session. So come up with the question that you’ve always wanted to know the answer to. (My favorite color is “rainbow” so don’t ask that one.) And then I’ll be signing books. They’ve ordered lots and lots of early copies of the new Roscoe Riley books that will be in stores later this month, as well as all the other stuff.

In addition, sometime on Sunday, not sure when, I’ll be signing Shredderman books with Wendelin Van Draanen. This is our very first signing together and I’m pretty excited. We will be at the Children’s Book World booth, so check in there and find out what time it’s to take place. Then, if you happen to see me, let me know too.

This is all good news, yes. But the other shoe has to drop, right? Well yes indeed. At the same exact moment that I’ll be acting all famous and whatever on Saturday, the slightly more talented and much better looking Adam Rex will be doing the same in the Children’s Story Hour Room, also at 3pm. So you must decide between us, and we’re both taking names…

Here’s the link for the festival.
And the link for my little event on Saturday.

We’re praying for decent weather, so please come in any case.

Book Festival banners make their appearance

April 17th, 2008

The banners for the Philadelphia Book Festival are up around Center City Philadelphia. Designed by Kelly Beh, they use a part of the poster illustration and really stand out in today’s bright sunlight. These were taken on Market at 8th, Arch at 16th, and in front of the library. They are also on Broad at Spruce and Walnut at 19th.
The festival is May 17 & 18 so if you’re around, come by the library and say hi.

Philly Book Festival banners

Philadelphia Book Festival poster

March 17th, 2008

I finished this illustration last week for the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Book Festival coming up in May. It will be posted all over and they’re running ads in the papers and hanging banners on Market Street.
Look close and find all the various odd book-lovers. I’d love to have used actual literary characters but I probably could not have cleared copyrights, and it would have added weeks to the amount of time I’d need.
I’ve got details of the poster uploaded on Flickr as well.

Me, at the Philadelphia Book Festival

April 18th, 2007

I’ll be reading and drawing and probably causing trouble at the Headhouse Books booth this Saturday at the Philadelphia Book Festival. The official note from Headhouse goes like this:

This weekend, bring your family and friends to visit HeadHouse Book’s booth at the Philadelphia Book Festival between 11 AM and 7 PM. Our tent will be on 20th and Wood Street, across the street from the Friends Book Corner.We will have a great selection of award-winning books–perfect “pool side” reading for all ages!

I’ll be showing up around 1pm and leaving around 2:30ish.
In addition be sure to see One Ring Zero at 2:30 on Sunday at the Toyota Music Stage.

Enjoy!