We are in the final stages of production for the HEY, KIDDO audiobook. We needed the sound of a Nintendo cartridge getting placed into the console. So also making an appearance: my old Nintendo!
It’s a testament to how much work the pictures do to tell the story. When adapting HEY, KIDDO for audiobook, we did an audit of all the story elements being told with the illustrations, and I then wrote a significant amount of text to expand the narration. After listening to the first pass, there were still story details missing, and I wrote an additional 25 passages, which were recorded this week.
The “character” of Jarrett was split between three performers for the Hey, Kiddo audiobook. Zoe voiced Kid Jarrett, Jaiden voiced Tween Jarrett, and I voiced Teen Jarrett. Since I also voiced Narrator Jarrett, we needed to differentiate the sound of the narration from the dialogue. So I performed Teen Jarrett with my Wustah accent when delivahring my lines, and the pitch of the recording was increased to make me sound younger.
All looks as though the audiobook will launch at the end of October. Stay tuned...
A single photo, even if taken in panorama, will never adequately portray the magnificence that is The Library of Congress. It’s physical beauty, however, is minuscule compared to the magnitude of its importance as a cultural institution. I will never take for granted any of the time that I get to spend in this building.
Cartoonists gawking at the fancy ceiling and fancy floor at the Library of Congress.
With Gale Galligan and Raina Telgemeier at The Library of Congress.
G and me outside of The Library of Congress ahead of the National Book Award Gala. Everything is better with her by my side.