Monday, July 16, 2012

Mo Willem's Lunch Bunch, A Shorn Dog, and Pre-Comic-Con


Just got back from Comic-Con . . .


We'll be blogging about that next. (I'm still trying to recover from the chaos.) But in the meantime, there's this . . .

It's a well documented fact that I like bookish lunches, and I like to lunch with fellow KidLitters. Hmmm, that doesn't sound right. Let me rephrase that -- I like to lunch with fellow authors/illustrators in the KidLit arena.

(Here's proof. Here's proof. Here's proof. Here's . . . well, you get it.)

Not long ago Mo Willems was in town. So a bunch of us met up. It took a bit of wrangling, but everyone finally assembled.

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Here's animator/author/illustrator Tom Warburton; Cheryl Willems (Mo's better half); author/animator/illustrator (Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!) Bob Boyle; animation background artist Teri Shikasho (Bob's better 2/3rds); author/illustrator/former TV writer (Sesame Street) Mo Willems (seated), author/illustrator Dan Santat; TV writer/cartoonist (The Simpsons, Seinfeld) Tom Gammill and author/illustrator Marla Frazee . . .

As with most author/illustrator lunches, much time is spent mocking each other out . . .

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Luckily for us, Tom took classy photos of us eating . . .


Therefore, if you'd like actual proof that food was consumed, CLICK HERE to be magically transported to Tom's blog.

In other news, look what I got in the mail!!!

Yes! It's the paperback version of BOBBY THE BRAVE (SOMETIMES). The book will be in stores on August 1.


Now, on a much sadder note, My Labradoodle, who is hypoallergenic and great for families like mine who have allergies, was diagnosed with . . . allergies. It didn't help that she loves to roll around in the grass and pick up burrs and whatnot.


So the vet ordered a haircut. The first ever haircut she's even had. There was much sadness when this tragic event occurred . . .


So let this be a lesson to you. If you want to keep your stylish hairdo, don't roll around in the burrs.

And finally, if you want to catch a great movie, I highly recommend this one . . .


Next Blog: Behind-the-scenes, and in the midst, of the madness called Comic-Con!!!

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July 27 - South Pasadena Library Writing Workshop for Kids

July 30 - Once Upon a Time Bookstore - Get Your Pens Out Writing Club


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