Archive for July, 2013


July 31, 2013 @ 7:58 pm | Filed under: Events, Photos

25 years later.




July 24, 2013 @ 6:10 pm | Filed under: Nature Study, Photos


Those who saw the buffaloes by thousands and how they pawed the prairie sod into dust with their hoofs, their great heads down pawing on in a great pageant of dusk,
Those who saw the buffaloes are gone.
And the buffaloes are gone.
—from “Buffalo Dusk” by Carl Sandburg
Happy to say they’re not, in fact, gone for good.

SDCC Hijinks

July 20, 2013 @ 8:25 am | Filed under: Author stuff, Events, SDCC

photo lifted from Lalitha's FB

Fun times at Thursday night’s Scholastic party at SDCC with my pals Allison Tran, Jenni Holm, and Lalitha Nataraj. I lifted this photo from Lali’s FB page—thanks!

Jenni and Matt Holm won an Eisner last night for Babymouse for President! Wild huzzahs from here.


What’s Comic-Con without a full-size pirate ship in the harbor?


This book caught my eye—the fictional adventures of pulp-novel hero Frank Reade in history. Gorgeous illustrations, intriguing premise. It’s on my take-a-closer-look list.


Always fun to spot friends’ books at a show!

5000 Words

July 16, 2013 @ 7:29 pm | Filed under: Travel






What I Did on My Summer (Working) Vacation

July 16, 2013 @ 7:11 am | Filed under: Photos, Travel


Marveled at the Utah desert, among other things.

(More later. Lotta unpacking to do. And SDCC starts tomorrow!)

A Sneak Peek of Inch and Roly and the Sunny Day Scare

July 3, 2013 @ 6:11 am | Filed under: Author stuff, Books, Inch and Roly

Just got the cover of my next Inch and Roly book! Isn’t Ag Jatkowska a wonder?

Inch and Roly and the Sunny Day Scare

Look, it’s early here

July 1, 2013 @ 6:33 am | Filed under: Assorted and Sundry

Scott: Did you know that [sitcoms] are 50 years old today?

Me: Wait, what? Sitcoms are only 50 years old? That can’t be right. What are they counting as the first sitcom?

Scott: No, ZIP CODES. Zip codes are 50 years old today.

Me: Wait. So sitcoms are older than zip codes?

I do not think that word means what you think it means

July 1, 2013 @ 6:01 am | Filed under: These People Crack Me Up

Huck: Why can’t juice be a flavor?

Me: Well, that’s orange juice, so its flavor is orange.

Huck: No. I mean why can’t it have a flavor like water?