It rains every year at Chicago Printers Row (who ever thought it would be a good idea to have a book fair outdoors?) but that never stops people from coming out. Alison watches over the booth.
A straggler from the Blackhawks victory parade somehow finds himself at the bookfair and decides to see what this whole “graphic novel” thing is about. Ivan Brunetti signs a copy of Misery Loves Comedy.
Anders Nilsen takes a break from drawing the final issue of Big Questions to sign at our booth. Only a few more pages to go before he finishes the 650 page book collection, which will be out next year.
Not just in San Diego: our booth was back to back with what seemed like a consortium of vanity press authors, one of whom was promoting his “steampunk” novel. His definition of the genre, as overheard by Alison: “It’s sort of like a Victorian Indiana Jones, but with gadgets and stuff.”
One more photo of our young readers. Aside from John Stanley, kids also love Moomin, in particular the beautiful die-cut wonder, The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My. Our second Moomin kids picture book, Who Will Comfort Toffle? is at the printer now.