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Entries in I'm Bored (3)


I'M BORED into its third printing, yay!


Jeff and I got back from BoardGameGeek last night. After being away for a week, we had a pile of snailmail to go through. Mine was Very Nice Snailmail and included:

(1) Check from Penguin Books for the use of one of my writing comics. I love checks. :-)

(2) Note from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers that I'M BORED has gone into a third printing, WAHOO!!! Considering that the book just came out late last year, I'm pretty happy.

For those who haven't been following my work up to now, I'M BORED is a picture book written by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by yours truly. More info on the Simon & Schuster website plus I have tons of bonus material, activities, print-ready goodies available on the I'M BORED Bonus Page including some Thanksgiving-themed greeting cards and activity sheets.

(3) Advance signing check (did I mention I love checks? :-)) for SEA-MONKEY AND BOB, a picture book written by Aaron Reynolds, to be illustrated by MEEEEE, coming out from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers in Fall 2015. I just recently created a Facebook page for SEA-MONKEY AND BOB, by the way, and would soooo appreciate any Likes. :-)



I'm Bored sample page spreads online AND a comment from the Very Famous Michael Ian Black

My friend Mary Ellen Wessels let me know on the weekend that there are some sample spreads available on the Simon & Schuster website page for I'M BORED (new picture book by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by yours truly, coming out this September). I asked her how she knew, and she told me that she had signed up for my Author Alert newsletter. So I've gone ahead and signed up for my own Author Alert newsletter even though it makes me feel way egotistical.

But hey, I want to know what I'm up to!

Anyway, I posted about it on my Facebook Page and was tickled to get a comment from the Very Famous MIB himself:

MIBcomment Jan9 2012



In NYC right now

I have a NY Public Library Card, woohoo!

(Above: I just got my very first NY Public Library card, yay!)

Apologies for the lack of posts recently. I'm in NYC at the moment, and don't have reliable Internet access where I'm staying.

Visited Surtex and the National Stationery Show (I have a weakness for paper and office supplies) and am meeting this afternoon with Justin Chanda and Laurent Linn at Simon & Schuster to go over the first set of layouts for I'M BORED, a new picture book written by actor/comedian/writer Michael Ian Black and illustrated by yours truly.