Brattle Theatre, August 27
I got back home on Sunday night after being on my Tomboy book tour for the last 2 weeks! A big huge thank you to all the stores and venues that hosted me, and to all the folks who came out, asked questions, and got involved. I was very happy to have 30+ people in the audience at every stop; it made me feel way less alone in this crazy cartooning world!
Skylight Books, September 8th, with Todd Taylor moderating
Elliott Bay Book Company, September 10th
I ended my tour at the Small Press Expo, which is my favorite comic convention IN THE WORLD, and the response to Tomboy was really awesome. I sold all 72 copies that I brought of Tomboy in the first day (sorry to those of you who showed up on Sunday looking for the book; I definitely should have packed 2 more boxes)! I almost broke my all-time sales record of 100 copies of a single book in a weekend, which was set by Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? when it came out at SPX 2005 and won the Ignatz for Outstanding Debut. Speaking of which, SPX 2015 will mark the 10 year anniversary of WYSLM! WHOA!
SPX 2014 (photo credit: Mike Maguire)
I’m back at home for a few days, taking lots of naps with my cats, before I head back out to Brooklyn for the Brooklyn Book Festival (Sunday 9/21 at 4pm) and a live author discussion with Ariel Schrag at WORD Bookstore (Tuesday 9/23 at 7pm). I hope to see many familiar NYC faces at both of those events!
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