Hey, if any of you live in the East Bay, I’m speaking and signing books tonight at Books, Inc. in Alameda (1344 Park Street).
I’ll be the one with the backwards cap and cheesy goatee. Beer optional. Pants mandatory.
On a totally unrelated note, I often write Pearls while sitting on abandoned railroad tracks and listening to loud music on my iPhone.
Today, I saw this coming down the tracks.
So, lesson for today: If you’re going to write comic strips on abandoned railroad tracks, make sure they’re really abandoned.
For those of you who live in cities I wasn’t able to get to on the tour, I just signed a bunch of books (and drew a character in each) at my local Barnes and Noble in Santa Rosa.
Call (707) 576-7494 to order and they’ll ship them to you.
But call now because they tend to go fast.
Hey, for those of you coming to see me on Saturday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the show is now sold out.
But the good news (depending on your perspective) is that they’ve added a SECOND show on Saturday at 10:00 am.
And, well, if that one sells out, I’ll just have to visit your homes individually.
Please vacuum accordingly.
If you’ve ever walked into a bookstore and taken a glance at the gift book section, it’s enough to make you cry.
Not in an emotional, “I feel kinda touched” way. But in a “Good lord, do people really buy this crap?” way.
The books are sappy. They are trite. And you can’t shake a stick without hitting a rainbow or a puppy.
So I wrote my own.
And, well, it’s different.
Different enough to scar anyone searching for rainbows and puppies.
So if you’re not one of those people, and you share some of my sociopathic tendencies, behold, there is now a gift book for you.
I’ve updated the Freak Show Tour information. Here is the latest.
Saturday, 9/29, Kenosha, Wisconsin
- 3:45 pm, DaimlerChrysler Hall, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Avenue, Kenosha, WI
Monday, 10/1 Milwaukee
- 7:00 pm, Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211
Thursday, 10/4 Chicago
- 7:00 pm, Barnes and Noble Old Orchard, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL 60077
Friday, 10/5 St. Louis
- 7:00 pm, Left Bank Books Downtown, 321 N. 10th St., St. Louis, MO 63101
Saturday, 10/6 Washington DC
- 1:00 pm, Politics & Prose, Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
Monday, 10/8 Raleigh, NC
- 7:30 pm, Quail Ridge Books, 3522 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607
Tuesday, 10/9 Atlanta
- 7:00 pm, A Cappella Books, event to be held offsite at Manuel’s Tavern, 602 N Highland Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30307
Thursday, 10/11 New Orleans
- 5:30pm, Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Friday, 10/19 Corte Madera, CA
- 7:00pm, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925
Wednesday, 10/24, Alameda, CA
- 7:30pm, Books Inc., 1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501
Thursday, 11/8, Louisville, KY
- 7:00pm, Barnes & Noble, 4100 Summit Plaza Drive, Louisville, KY 40241
Saturday, 11/10, Frankfort, KY
- 10:30 am, Kentucky Book Fair, Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St., Frankfort, KY
Hope to see you at one of these dates.
P.S. Beer makes me draw better. So if you bring some, it’s a win/win for everyone.
Here is an all-encompassing interview I just gave regarding the Pearls e-book, the upcoming treasury (“Pearls Freaks Out”), the fall book tour (including dates), my upcoming kids book (“Timmy Failure”), and a story about Pittsburgh that I probably shouldn’t have told.
So for the past couple years, I’ve been writing a novel (hence, the lack of blog posts).
It’s called “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.” It’s about a boy detective who can take any mystery and make it more mysterious. It comes out in February and is being published in the U.S. by Candlewick Press. It is currently set to be published in 10 other countries as well.
In theory, it’s for kids, ages 8 to 12. But personally, I think it’s for anyone. It also has around 200 drawings in it.
Here is the cover:
And here is Timmy’s business partner, Total:
The two of them even have their own Facebook page.
The book is filled with action, idiocy, and more. But best of all, it contains my writing (Insert smiley emoticon).
Hope you like it.