Monday, June 18, 2007

deadlines, working on projects, etc

Hey all-

I apologize for the lack of posting lately. I have been working on rough drafts and deadlines for new projects and preparations for the publication of this fall's Punk Farm on Tour. I'll be heading out on the road in November to give readings and signings up and down the Eastern seaboard - yes, it will be the Punk Farm on Tour Tour.

I have also been working on settling in to my new studio and home. Once the new studio is fully operational, I will be giving this blog much more attention.

ATTN: schools: G and I are planning school visits for the 07-08 school season. If you're interested in finding out more about what goes down in a JJK school visit, please click here for information and click here for pictures. To schedule a visit, you can e-mail Gina here - gina at studiojjk dot com. (That's internet jargon to protect her e-mail inbox from getting flooded with spam.)

Over and out for now!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Indie Kids Rock - interview

Hey gang,

Yosi over at Indie Kids Rock just did a nice little interview with me about Punk Farm and some other topics. Check it out here.

And while you're there, check out the other cool interviews he has with artists who are creating cool stuff for cool kids.

Thanks Yosi!

Chicago Tribune Printer's Row Book Fair

G and I had a great time out in Chicago last weekend at the Chicago Tribune Printer's Row Book Fair. There were books for miles! As far as the eye could see! After I read, Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players took the stage and rocked out. If you're looking for cool kids' music, definitely check them out!

Here's a pic of my reading-

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Book Fair!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

BEA recap

I had a great time at the Book Expo America conference. Thank you to everyone who came by to get an autographed copy of Punk Farm on Tour. It just got me pumped for the release of the book and now I need to wait another 4 months before that happens!

Too many shout-outs to too many people that I saw, spoke to and hung out with to list here. There were lots of familiar faces from book tours past, author/illustrator pals both old and new, editorial/publishing peeps and librarian/blogger friends for as as far as the eye could see.

I only wish that I could have stayed longer. And when I was at JFK airport for a 9 hour flight delay - I really wished that I had been able to stick around longer! Yes, a 9 hour delay for a 30 minute flight for a drive that takes about 4 hours. Good old Boston weather kept us at bay!

Oh well. I returned home safely and am now back in the studio working on my next top secret project...