Friday, April 15, 2011

Glory, Glory, Edward Gorey + Art Center + Geek Life

I know I was just in Kauai, and then at home writing about Beverly Cleary for the Huffington Post.

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But now I'm back in Boston. Sort of.

Huh? Well, again, via the magic of my Time Machine, I am able to take you back to the glorious afternoon I spent in Bean Town. After the shenanigans at The Blue Bunny, Peeps and I spent the afternoon visiting places like Trinity Church . . .

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The Boston Public Library had critters nearby . . .

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Peepy tried to ice skate . . .

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She didn't do too well, but was consoled by a cupcake . . .


However, the highlight of the day was a visit to the Boston Athenauem to visit the Edward Gorey Exhibit!!!

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We weren't allowed to take photos of the exhibit, however, librarian Suzanne Terry gave us a private tour of the Children's Library! She also introduced us to a lovely Madeline doll who travels the world, like Peepy!


As many of you know, I have the second largest collection of Winnie-the-Poohs in America . . .


They reside in the Pooh Museum in White River, Canada. Well, here are some Poohs that I don't have (yet). They live in the Boston Athenaeum Children's Library with Madeline . . .

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Ah, what a lovely afternoon. A children's library AND Edward Gorey? B is for Bliss.



Speaking of drawings, I recently heard from an Art Center grad student. He invited me to his thesis presentation. Now, I often get, er, interesting requests, like the time someone wanted a pair of my shoes, and normally, I decline, since one never knows what's to become of things.


However, when Zen Wang explained that he found me while waiting in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles, I thought it was fate that I should attend, and I'm glad I did.

(Zen was looking for an Asian American author and he picked up a newspaper that mentioned my appearance here.)

Here's Zen and the Dancing with the Stars judges. (Or maybe they were his teachers? Hard to tell since they had such great moves.)

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And, look! Here's the charming book he created as part of his project . . .

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To see Zen's conceptual work, CLICK HERE.

And finally, you gotta check out Bob Boyle's GEEK LIFE . . .

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Bob (Emmy Award winning creator of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and author/illustrator of Hugo and the Really, Really, Really Long String and Celebrity Judge) referenced an author who has problems with internet addiction. I won't tell you who it is, but here's a hint: It's one of these two . . .


CLICK HERE to see the comic, and who the author is.

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Here's a lineup of who will be on the Target Stage. (I'll be there Saturday at 4 pm, then signing with Scholastic at noon on Sunday!)

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