OK. Honestly, I will be there a little longer that that. I’ll be signing books – any books, as I mentioned before. Bring in a Ken Min book, I’ll sign it. Bring in a Mary Peterson book, I’ll sign that too. And I’ll write something like, ‘To my good friend. I could never have done this without you.’
Buy a Carolyn Conahan book and I’ll draw a picture of Carolyn in it.
Actually I’ll be signing copies of Earthling! (mainly) and doing some drawings of aliens and extraterrestrials.
And if you buy a copy at Green Bean books Saturday, I’m also giving out an original pencil rough page from the book with every purchase. These are the sketches that I scanned in and did my final drawing atop in the computer. Now you might say, ‘Mark, that’s insane!’ Actually these are rough drawings and some are different from the final pages in the book. Some are more detailed, some less so. But you might end up with the original drawing of page 118. Or who can forget page 76?! I’ll have a stack of these with me, but if I run out, I run out. I gave out original pages when I sold copies of The Book That Eats People a year or so ago and most people seemed pleased, or at least were polite about it all.
Below is an example of one of the roughs. They are kind of fun and certainly one of a kind.
Come and visit Green Bean Books at 1600 NE Alberta Street, 97211 (the cutest little book store you’ve ever seen) on Saturday, June 30th at 2pm. I’ll be the in-need-of-a-shave guy nervously looking around and talking about space exploration.