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The Devastator Funny Book Bundle

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Good day to you, my friends!

I’m excited to announce that my near-classic comic strip collection about relationships, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?, is included in The Devastator’s Funny Book Bundle on StoryBundle!

How it works is you pay what you want to download the books in the bundle, and you will get DRM FREE e-books that you can read on any device, and share how you wish.  BUT, that’s not all!  If you pay $12 or more you will get 3 bonus books, including one written by legendary alumni of MTV’s The State: Jo Lo Truglio, David Wain and Michael Showalter.  WHAT KIND OF WORLD DO WE LIVE IN?!!!  An awesome one, that’s what.

Check out the bundle here!  

goodreads Choice Awards 2014

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

 

Tomboy is in the semifinal round of voting for the goodreads Choice Awards, up against 19 other very worthy contenders for the title of best graphic novel of 2014.  It would be a big deal for Tomboy to win this award, but it will be difficult, as a book with a small publisher and much more limited publicity and distribution reach.  But you can help, in fact, you can make all the difference by simply voting for Tomboy.  Your vote can help bring greater awareness to this memoir about gender stereotypes and bullying, a book that subversively handles a very serious social issue.

 

Please take the time to vote on goodreads, and if you don’t have a goodreads account, you can easily make one (and honestly, goodreads is a really fun website for readers to rate and review books).  While you’re there, please consider rating and/or reviewing Tomboy if you haven’t already: if you add your voice, the book can be carried further.  I’m also taking taking questions about any of my books on my author page.  Check it out!

 

 

Short Run 2014!

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Hello Seattle!

I’ll be back in your fair city this weekend for the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival, November 15th from 11-6 at Washington Hall! If you missed me at Elliott Bay Books, you can come get a copy of Tomboy, Alone Forever, and a myriad of other books straight from the source; if you saw me at Elliott Bay Books, please stop by and say hello again!

 

I’ll be at table F-30, with the always radiant Nicole J. Georges, Alec Longstreth adjacent. Come find us on the 2nd floor in the main hall!

 

Boston Zine Fest

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Oh dear, it’s the day before Boston Zine Fest starts and I failed to post about it until now?   For shame!  I will be participating in Boston Zine Fest this weekend!

On Saturday October 11th I will be on a panel about personal narratives at the Washington Street Center at 3:30pm, then on Sunday October 12th I will be tabling at Zine Fest from 12-6, selling Tomboy, and lots of assorted zine stuff that I don’t normally bring to shows.  I’ll also have my friends Eleni Castro and Dave Barclay with me, who will have NEW zines that even I haven’t seen yet.  You can find us at the Aeronaut Brewing Company, in Union Sqaure Somerville, where the tabling is taking place.

I know it’s short notice, but hopefully I’ll see you this weekend!

Tomboy in San Francisco

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Hey Bay Area folks!

I’ll be in your neighborhood this weekend for the Alternative Press Expo, tabling with Alec Longstreth, Claire Sanders, and Greg Means of Tugboat Press.  I haven’t been to APE in 6 years, so please come out and show me what I’ve been missing!

On Friday October 3rd I will be doing my Tomboy presentation at Green Apple Books.  I’m very excited to have this event sponsored by Maximum Rocknroll, and as such my slideshow will be followed by a moderated discussion with Grace Ambrose, the new MRR coordinator.  I hope that you can join us!  More info can be found on the Green Apple Books website, and the Facebook event listing.

Tomboy on Goodreads!

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Hi friends!

I’ve been overwhelmed by the flood of supportive tweets, comments, and reviews I’ve been receiving for Tomboy; it’s really touching that so many people have been enjoying and relating to the book.  A lot of folks have gotten in touch with me personally about it, to let me know that it meant something to them, and I am extremely grateful.  It would be really next-level helpful, if you have enjoyed Tomboy, and could rate and/or review it on our GOODREADS or AMAZON page.  In this modern internet age, reader ratings on those kinds of sites matter a lot to publishers and potential book purchasers; your reviews could help this book get into the hands of as many people as possible.  Add your voice: it really does matter!!

TOMBOY on Goodreads.

TOMBOY on Amazon.

Thanks, as always, for reading!

Book tour report

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Hi everyone!

 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!

For more Tomboy updates please like the book’s Facebook page!  

Happy book birthday to TOMBOY

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Today is the day that Tomboy gets born (if we forget about the fact that there was a shipping snafu with Diamond, that released the book a week early to comic shops)!  September 2nd is a date that has been etched in my mind since last fall, when it was determined by Zest Books and I that my book would come out today, and now it is finally here!  I hope that if you pre-ordered the book, it will find its way into your hands today, and if you are going to your local bookstore, that they’ll be well-stocked, and if you got the book in the last week from your favorite comic shop, that you have thoroughly enjoyed it.

Me?  I’m at my mom’s house in Santa Fe, NM, where a bulk of the book takes place, getting ready for my hometown book event at Warehouse 21 tomorrow night.  We have lots of copies of the book, so if you’re in the Santa Fe area, come on out and get a personalized copy!  Everyone else: you can find me darting up the west coast, and then back east on my Tomboy book tour! 

 

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

A big thanks to everyone who came out to the brattle theatre last night for the Tomboy book launch. It was a really fun and lively event, and I enjoyed myself despite the fact that I’m normally very nervous with public speaking.  Last night I felt really at ease and I got good feedback that my slideshow was entertaining.  I hope that you’ll come out to my other book tour stops in the next two weeks, all of which are listed, in great detail, here.

P.S. I stole that photos from twitter, since there was no official photographer for the event. Sorry they’re blurry: that’s life!

 

 

oops. Tomboy is available in some stores a week early.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Good morning internet. Today is August 27th. My new book, Tomboy, isn’t supposed to come out until September 2nd, but due to a Diamond shipping error, the book is now at any comic store that ordered it from them, and since there was no sales embargo notice with the books, it is most likely being sold today. Many of the stores in the Boston area have kindly agreed to hold their copies until the actual release date next week, in order to allow my book release party at the Brattle Theatre tonight to still be the FIRST place you can buy it, but now it is just the first place you can buy it from ME.

So, if you’re out there, and you get the book today, I hope you enjoy it, and if you’re in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, JP, Allston, Brighton, Newton, Watertown, anywhere within reasonable driving distance, I hope to see you at the Brattle Theatre tonight at 6pm! I have lovingly prepared a slideshow about the book that I’m both very nervous and very excited to share with you!

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