G and I had a great time at "The Strolling of the Heifers" last weekend. If you live within driving distance of this annual event - it's by far worth the trip. Where else can you see hundreds of cows and funky art projects marching down Main St?
See below the kids who are carrying signs that depict the picture books featured in "Livestock".
The art students of Brattleboro High School made this Punk Farm van for the parade.
And these Brattleboro students brought the rock to what was probably one of the greatest readings ever of the Punk Farm books.
On Monday, Scott Nash and I gave a lecture to the art students at Brattleboro High to thank them for their work. I first saw Scott's work back in '97 when his first book, Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp, was published. I was taking a course on writing and illustrating picture books in college and my professors brought it in as an exemplary book. I soon became a big fan. 11 years later there we were at the news desk....
We are pictured here with his wife Nancy (another incredible artist!) and Kirsten Cappy. Authors, illustrators and publishers take note - this woman is incredible. She puts together incredible book events - the aforementioned Livestock and runs the unbeatable Lunch Box series in Portland, ME (remember the guy wearing a sheep costume or the clay slugs?). Bookmark http://curiouscitydoings.blogspot.com and keep track of this literary rock star!
I mean, just check out all of the awesomeness she has created for authors and illustrators via Curious City's Flick pages - http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiouscity/sets/