I have finally posted my newly designed website. After two years and a lot of starts and mistakes (people complain about the healthcare website, you should have seen what this looked like when I started it!) and start-agains – it’s done. Thank you to Peter Bruhn Design for crossing the T’s in the html and designing it and well, pretty much doing all the difficult stuff. I made JPG’s.
I will be posting far less often on this blog as I have decided to return to that old-timey goodness of having a robust website for my communication needs. I’m still not terribly comfortable turning over all my digital communications to Google or Facebook so their executives can buy more cars. Or islands. I like to control my communications here on the interweb and so – a new website has been birthed.
There is a collection of ‘extra’ art from all my books on the individual book pages, a better edited How To Make a Graphic Novel section that uses Earthling! as an example of what not to do. I mean, how I did it. I also collected all the coloring pages from my books and hope to do more in the future. There is also a small gallery of art.
I will try and keep posting reviews and appearances and events on the NEWS page. I want to stay current with that, but first I am trying to go back and post the news that was, old awards and wrote-ups. So that aspect is a big work in progress. Which means it might never get done.
I imagine posting on this blog only once or twice a week from now on. Not that it isn’t a bunch of fun. But I have a stack of books with deadlines across the next 2 years and really I shouldn’t use this blog to avoid my work. I SHOULD be avoiding my work by cleaning and walking the dogs. And baking. Yum…baking…
So stop by, read all kinds of stuff. Look at other stuff. Go get lunch. Come back and look some more. Send it to all your most important friends AND enemies.
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Are the green beans bad? They are if they make noise after midnight.
If you are unlucky enough to be having green beans tomorrow you better keep a close eye on them.
Thanks for the mention on the What is ML Reading blog!
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Excited to get Tom Dell’Aringa’s book in the mail. This from a Kickstarter for a collection of his webcomic. You can still get the digital version, but I’m not sure he has any extra of the dead tree stuff. I look forward to getting marooned so I have the time to read it all! It’s a great looking, large sized book. I’m sure Marooned fans all over are rejoicing!
Awesome work Tom.
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They say the Inuit have a thousand words for snow. Here in Oregon I’ve learned to draw rain in a thousand different ways.
And ducks. See it bigger by clicking on it. Or not.
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I never have the right things to say in situations like this either. I just read news that Barbara Park passed away last Friday. It made me stop what I was doing and put my list of STUFF TO DO aside for awhile. I really enjoyed reading the Junie B. Jones books she wrote to my daughter, who was obsessed with them her final year of pre-school and in kindergarten. I loved them because they were a joy to read as an adult too. And that doesn’t always happen with kids lit, as we all know.
The voice in the books was so clear my daughter and I would pick out ‘Junie-isms’ that other people said.
Great books. I’m sure she realized how much joy those books brought to lots and lots of kids. So sad she said goodbye at only 66. What else can you say, she’ll be missed but those books will live on.
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Here’s a quick painting. When we get down, or depressed we tend to miss things. Sometimes big, interesting things. It’s rainy season here in Oregon. Have to be careful not to get down and miss what’s happening out a different window..so to speak.
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