Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Find me at the National Book Fest in DC on Sunday!

This Sunday I'll be reading and signing at The National Book Festival, right on the mall in Washington, D.C.. I look forward to hanging out with the readers in our nation's Capitol!

I'll be on the Target Storyteling Stage on Sunday at 3 pm. It's an incredible festival with lots going on! All of the info is here!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

LL8 Book Tour — odds are, I'm coming to a town near you!

Sept 18: 
LL8 Virtual Comics Workshop - tune in from across the country to make a collaborative comic!

Sept 22: 
Steward, NE
Plum Creek Literary Festival

Sept 23 @ 3 pm: 
Washington D.C. 
National Book Festival 

Oct 7 @ 2:30 pm: 
Augusta, GA
Westabou Festival

Oct 14 @ 10:30 am: 
New York, NY
New York Comic Con

Oct 27-28: 
Austin, TX
Texas Book Festival

Dec 12: 
Holyoke, MA 
Barnes & Noble, benefit for Northeast Center for Youth and Families

The annual Children's Illustration Exhibit at the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA will run from November 1-January 31, with an opening reception on November 11 from 4-6 pm. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

LL8 Virtual Comics Workshop this coming Tuesday!

I just wanted to sent out a reminder that the LL8 Virtual Comics Workshop will be happening on Tuesday! We'll be making a comic together from across the country!

All of the info can be found here!

Tomie on The Book Report! Today at 5:40 ET / 2:40 PT!

Today on The Book Report with JJK, an author/illustrator so famous, so renowned, he needs but one name—TOMIE! As in Mr. dePaola!

Listen in at 5:40 ET / 2:40 PT, SiriusXM Kids Place Live, channel 78! We'll talk about the origins of Strega Nona and whose side he's on in the Madonna/Lady Gaga feud!

Monday, September 10, 2012

painting Baghead

Today is Baghead's 10th birthday!

An old friend from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp recently scanned and sent me this photo. Here I am at camp in the summer of 2001, at age twenty three, painting a scene from Baghead. (I put the finishing touches for the book in-between camp sessions.)

It's been a joy to see the below scene repeated again and again at school visits:

It gets me every time!

Perhaps I'll update the book for current times. Reusable-Tote-bagHead?

It's been an honor to read this book to kids over the past decade. I'm truly touched that kids are still into it and it is still in print. Here's a photo of some Bagheads and me the from just the other week:

And here are a few pictures of the Baghead book tour in 2002!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Find me in Minneapolis this Saturday at the Target Children's Book Festival!

Hey gang! I'll be flying out to Minneapolis to give a reading at the Target Children's Book Festival! I'm excited to meet all of the readers out there and doodle in their books!

I'm on at 12:35 pm. It all goes down at Hyland Lake Park Reserve. All of the information, including the the stage lineup, can be found here!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Hologram JJK to appear in Steamboat Springs, CO at Book Feast this Friday at 7:30 pm!

Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs, CO is hosting Book Feast and is Skyping with a whole mess of authors, including myself. I'll be live on Friday at 7:30 and will be on hand to discuss my process with the audience, as well as take questions. Autographed books will be available for purchase at the event.

Check out all of the info here!