Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thanks to you, Wed. edition.

Team Willems had great fun on our recent jaunt to Montreal for a signing at Babar's Books.

The Montreal Gazette marked the occasion with a very nice feature/interview on my work.

The Gazette also likes I BROKE MY TRUNK! and KNUFFLE BUNNY FREE.

As for the trip, first we stopped off in Burlington VT to have lunch with American Elf cartoonist & Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate James Kolchalka and family along with Tanya Lee Stone's family.  The lunch even made it into a recent American Elf comic:


In Montreal, besides having a great time at Babar's Books, where we hung out with Drawn & Quarterly's Tom Devlin & family, we also visited Drawn & Quarterly's awesome comic shop (here's Tom's report), and had a fun dinner with Scaredy Squirrel's  Melanie Watt & her young man.


Montreal was also a lovely place to spend a few days eating, ice skating, & cooking marshmallows on open bonfires throughout the old town while watching fireworks.

While we were away, fun things continued to happen without us:






I'm thrilled to say that, thanks to you, Elephant and Piggie have done great out of the gate, debuting on both the New York Times Bestseller List and the Indie Besteller list at #4!

Thanks, you!

Also, maybe your newspaper will be carrying THE GOODS on Sundays.  If so, you'll get to see some fun Elephant and Piggie Comix and games soon! (Mo' info later)



The Huffington Post's Business section took a look at a certain Pigeon for advice on how to negotiate deals.  (Good to see AOL didn't waste their money buying that site)

The Maryville Times has a quick look at the Touring Knuffle Bunny Musical.

Here's a nice look at fun kids books from Chicago Now.

Speaking of Montreal: here's a doodle I did for pals Cecil Castellucci's new doodle project.






And what's coming up this week?

If you're in Holyoke, MA on Friday, please drop by the Barnes and Noble at 7pm to hear me read Elephant and Piggie's brand new adventure, I BROKE MY TRUNK!