Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Double Book Birthday!

What a day! Today, TWO of our books officially go on sale:


http://t.co/vqdptw50rh




http://t.co/24jUnDZK3Z


Available at your favorite bookstore now!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Introducing THE YARN: A new podcast about books!

It's only a week until our new graphic novel SUNNY SIDE UP comes out. Here's a great way to pass the time between now and then:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yarn/id1028877816?mt=2

THE YARN is a new podcast by those kidlit celebrities, Colby Sharp and Travis Jonker. The podcast is done "Serial"-style, with an entire season dedicated to only one story. In this case, that one story is ... our story! The story of how SUNNY SIDE UP came to be made. Colby and Travis interviewed many people involved with the book, from Jenni and me to art director Phil Falco, editor David Levithan, publisher David Saylor, colorist Lark Pien, and even graphic-novel trailblazer Raina Telgemeier, who helped make this book format possible.

Best of all, the episodes of THE YARN are being released one a day from now until the launch of SUNNY SIDE UP next week! So you can either gobble up a new episode every morning, or wait till next week and binge-listen to them all.

Check it out!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Sunny Side Up!

Yes, I am back. Sort of. Sorry for the yearlong absence. (I blame Twitter—it makes posting so fast... In other news, read my Twitter feed to stay in touch.) A lot has happened in the past year, including amazing working trips to Brazil, Canada, and China! But I've really spent most of the past year with my nose to the grindstone, working on more books than I can count. So it's high time I mention one of the biggest things I've been working on:

SUNNY SIDE UP!

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780545741668

SUNNY SIDE UP is a graphic novel, but it's a little different than the work my sister, Jenni, and I have been doing in BABYMOUSE and SQUISH and COMICS SQUAD. Let me list some "firsts" for SUNNY SIDE UP:
  • First FULL-COLOR graphic novel we have made (with the help of wonder-colorist Lark Pien)
  • First graphic novel we've made of its length—224 PAGES!
  • First graphic novel set in the "real world": It takes place in Pennsylvania and Florida in the 1970s, and it features (GASP!) human beings.
  • First graphic novel we've made with Scholastic Graphix—the publisher behind awesome books like Raina Telgemeier's SMILE and SISTERS and Jeff Smith's BONE!
The book goes on sale August 25, 2015. Here are some early reviews to whet your appetite:

★ KIRKUS (starred review)

★ SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

★ SHELF AWARENESS (starred review)

BOOKLIST ONLINE 

THE BOOKLIST READER 

ICV2

COMICS WORTH READING 

GOOD COMICS FOR KIDS

THE READING NOOK

COMICMIX 

BOOKINGMAMA

NORI'S CLOSET




Pre-order now from your favorite indie bookstore! (I like Powells, naturally....)