Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Book Day at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

Recently I was a guest author at Boekday (Dutch for "Book Day") at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum!  I talked about my process, shared my original art, made some new friends (the other authors were great!) and sold some books. And it was a gorgeous day!

The farmhouse and grounds themselves are really lovely, such a nice little historical gem out in Carnasie. It's New York's oldest historic house/ first official landmark, which I found particularly interesting because my parents have been doing a lot of geneological research in recent years and among their discoveries they found a Dutch tangent in the family tree. My 8th great grandmother Sarah Joris De Rapalje was born in New York back in 1625, and lived only a few blocks from where I currently live in Brooklyn! Crazy.
Back there is Melanie Hope Greenberg presenting her book "Mermaids on Parade"....
And here is Hillary Davidson reading from her book "The Next to Fall."
 And here's me!
Interior of the house...


Currently Reading: Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Chris Ware

Monday, May 7, 2012

Upcoming Event: Boekdag!

Next Weekend...
*BOEKDAG at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum*

I'm going to be a guest author at Boekdag ("Book Day" in Dutch) at New York's oldest historic house/ first official landmark! More details below...

Boekdag at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (ca. 1652)
Saturday May 19th 11:00am-4:00pm 
5816 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn 
This year we will have a book swap, where participants who bring a book can freely exchange it for another. Brooklyn based children's author and illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg will read her latest book "Mermaids on Parade." Graphic novelist, artist and educator Laura Lee Gulledge will talk about her young adult graphic novel "Page by Paige" which follows her own journey to as an artist and writer moving to New York City. Eliot Glazer, blogger, comedian and author of "My Parents Were Awesome" and crime novelist Hilary Davidson will address the adult audience. Make a mini book or mermaid tail at the craft table, snap a photo at the book cover inspired photo booth or grab some tacos and sliders from Mike & Willie's food truck.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

MoCCA Fest Recap

How was my MoCCA? It was GREAT!

I started out at the Drink & Draw Like a Lady event at 192 Books, hosted by Raina Telgemeier. It was GIRLS ONLY!  I feel lucky to go to events like this, where you see so much female comic talent in one room, because they make you forget that women creators are such a minority in comics as a whole. (Women such as Jennifer Hayden, with me below.)
 *Pic by Marion Vitus
Page by Paige debuted last year at MoCCA, but this year was my first time behind my very own table. I had a bunch of new awesome folks and sent lots of books and ART to good new homes. (including my editor Maggie Lehrman) Thank you, everyone who came by my table, I felt so very loved!
*Photo by Andrea Sparacio

*Photo by Seth Kushner
Jugs & Capes represent!
*Pic by Andrea Sparacio
I was also super excited about having stuff to trade with other exhibitors, like Shannon Wheeler and Casey Girard...
 The afterparty (featuring a performance by Daniel Johnston and launch of the Harvey Pekar's Cleveland) was utterly PACKED.  So many fun nerds in one room! I had fun getting into trouble with the Brooklyn and Trip City kids.
*Photo by Jeff Newelt 

Currently Listening: The Civil Wars...Barton Hollow