Sunday, November 18, 2007

News, News, News...

Lots of news this weekend, beginning with the opening of the Robert’s Snow Snowflake auctions which start tomorrow. For those of you not in the know, Robert’s Snow has gathered together 29 billion children’s illustrators to paint individual snowflakes to be auctioned off for cancer research. Auction #1 starts on November 19th.

My odd little entry has been slated for Auction #3 beginning on December 3rd, but that’s no reason to wait. There’s great stuff available right now.

(You can hear more about my flake in this quick interview from my most enthusiastic supporter…)

If you’re on the East Coast, do try to drop by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for the just opened Children Should Be Seen exhibit featuring ka-jillions of cool original pieces from old and new picture book classics. My entry is an original Knuffle Bunny illustration. If that’s not enough for you, walk across the gallery to pals Tony DiTerlizzi/Holly Black’s awesome Spiderwick show.

It turns out that Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity is still on the New York Times Bestseller List, climbing back up to #4 on it’s 10th consecutive week. Pretty exciting.

What? That’s not enough news?

Then how about this flattering article/review in Sunday’s Boston Globe?

Or this quick interview with the fine folks over at


Thanks to all the cool folks who dropped by my Pittsburgh event this weekend and a big shout-out to Brandon (the student body President of Allegheny Traditional Academy who introduced me in front of the 3rd-5th grade classes on Friday) and the sandwich guy at the airport who’s a Sheep in the Big City fan.