Thursday, July 25, 2013

San Diego and Beyond!

Sorry I've been away so long! The last 12 months have been crazy, and out of those 12 months, I've been home fewer than six. Lotsa traveling, and this spring I scheduled twice my usual number of author visits to schools, for reasons I'm still trying to untangle...

Oh yeah. So then, this happened:

Woot! Yes, at long last, BABYMOUSE FOR PRESIDENT won the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers. It was a great night at San Diego Comic-Con, and a great bit of validation that the amazing graphic novels for kids that are being produced (almost entirely) by traditional book publishers are finally breaking through to the consciousness of the comic-book world.

As we said in our acceptance speech (at least, I think we did... it's kind of blurry), we owe huge thanks to our editor, Shana Corey, and our art director, Cathy Goldsmith, who really helped us create the format of BABYMOUSE and figure out how it would all work. And, we also owe huge thanks to the librarians of the world, who have always been the biggest champions of graphic novels and comics for kids—they see, every day, which books get checked out, and which books turn non-readers into readers. Couldn't have done it without you folks!

I promise to post a bit more often from now on. The end of summer is shaping up to be just as busy as spring was, so stay tuned for more events and more exciting book news!

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