Monday, February 22, 2010

Our PBS-Plus Television interview (yikes!) for LIPS TOUCH

We're just happy that we didn't freeze up too much on camera and sweat all over the place! Thanks to the WONDERFUL host of "Back Page" Jody Seay, the director Eric Gleske, and their awesome crew and staff! We had a wonderful time!

Birthday art gifts for friends

Two of my best friends had a co-birthday party over the weekend, so I whipped up a couple of pieces of silly art for them and figured I'd show them here because (1) I haven't posted near enough art on here lately, and (2) I can't really show any of the art I've been working on lately so this will have to do for now.

As you can see, one friend is into boxing and the other is into punching old-timey criminals. OK, not really (the latter), but it was an image that just came to me. The "We're From Japan" word balloon is referencing the AWESOME band he's in. Super talented group of guys.

Reading Neil Gaiman to your baby will get you noticed!

I was contacted by a representative of the Frisco (Texas) Public Library after my interview with the AWESOME Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog, asking if they could use the picture of me reading to Clementine on their promotional brochure for their "Books for Babies" program. I couldn't say "YES!" fast enough! What an honor! They have this fanTAStic program that's a partnership between the library and other organizations that provides a board book and information on nurturing readers for new parents for EVERY baby born at the Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Texas. We have a similar program here in Multnomah County and we LOVE it!

Anyhow, thanks to the organization for contacting me (and Clementine!) and whether it's a Neil Gaiman picture book or not, read to your kids! And use (and appreciate!) your public library!

(Ooh, and in other Neil Gaiman-ish news, Laini's second DREAMDARK novel, SILKSINGER won one of the same awards that the former's Graveyard Book won last year! Namely the Middle Grade Fantasy/Sci Fi 2009 CYBILS Award! Congrats to Laini!)