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dear diary, jan 5, 1990

(Read earlier illustrated diary entries here.)

Newsy news: Alex Fitch of Panel Borders interviews Alex Milway (The Mousehunter trilogy, the yeti's The Mythical 9th Division books and John Dunning (Salem Brownstone). Click to listen to it here!

Other interesting tidbit about Alex Milway, he's announced that he's going to kick off another year of getting ready for the Crystal Palace Children's Book Festival, for Sat, Oct 23rd! But he and Katie have a new baby, so he's going to need help from everyone... which is lucky for us, because this year's festival is going to feature COMICS!

Last night I had a great time reading Raina Telgemeier's book Smile, and I wrote a review, posted on Write Away. Have a peek! (And leave a comment on Write Away if you fancy.)

Over on the FPI blog, you can look at the amazing work of Kate Brown as she walks us step by step through making the artwork for her upcoming book Spider Moon.

Awhile ago on LiveJournal I friended author Kate Messner (kmessner), and last night spotted an interesting lead into her entry about graphic novels:
A parent of one of our middle school students approached me at my daughter's ballet class a while back.
“I was hoping I might be able to talk to you about my son,” he said, shaking his head and wringing his hands in a way that led me to believe the young man must be a drug addict or serial shoplifter.  “He’s constantly reading graphic novels.  What should I do?”
(click to read more)

And a curious animation, sent to me by my fab website designer Dan Fone (Thanks, Dan!):

TheHead / hand-drawn animated short from podoboo on Vimeo.



( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 12th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
Thank youuuuu Saraaaaah! :)

Also I love your Dear Diary series!!
Mar. 13th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Raina! Really excited for Smile, hope it's a huge success in the US and beyond!
Mar. 12th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
"up the down escalator" - love it! Your diary series is really wonderful.
Mar. 13th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! And I'm loving the photos on your new website, really beautiful.
Mar. 12th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
That's lovely. Did your dad really sit between you both?
Mar. 13th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, no, I don't think he did. I think it's almost a picture more about how my dad was feeling than my impression of the evening! He took us out for a meal afterward, and I think the whole thing was a bit weird for him.

He was great, I always had a better time at that age going out with my dad than with any awkward boy. One time he took me out for a fancy dinner when only my sister got invited to the Valentine's Day school event, and I think I got the better deal.
Mar. 12th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
That is one crazy animated short !
Mar. 13th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)
So true! I can't even decide if I like it, but it's worth watching. :)
Mar. 15th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
These diary entries really are excellent. Keep 'em up!
Mar. 17th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
These Dear Diary illos are amazing. Please tell me these will be turned into a full-length book!
Mar. 17th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks, glad you like them! I'm hoping to at least get a mini-comic-size book out of them. We'll see! :)
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