Monthly Archives: June 2008

Berke Breathed Interview

opusinterview.gifThe Berke Breathed interview is now up at TTF! Still in that thick dream haze of “did we actually get to interview Berke Breathed?”. Well it’s real, true, and now live.

And also, you must check out the illustration by Lucas Turnbloom of “Imagine This“. Just plain wow!

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Special Guest Coming to TTF!

An amazingly special guest will be visiting TTF on Monday. All of us got to ask this guest a question. And he graciously answered them at length. Sooo, you’ll just have to tune in Monday to find out who it is.

Oh, wait, does the graphic give it away?

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Are you a notebook junkie?

I’m am very guilty of that moniker. Try to hide it, but just found another site to feed my addiction. Via notebookism.com, discovered a great blog that deals strictly with alternatives to Moleskines. Moleskines happen to be my drug of choice, but I’m always on the lookout for other brands that also meet my requirements.

And as a topper, they’re having a little contest too:

Black Cover

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book

Have I mentioned I’m excited about this book? The UK site just went live. Great illustration galleries. I’ve pre-ordered my copy but now I really want the version with Chris Riddell’s art too:

The Graveyard Book

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Guest Strip Project

I’ve posted about GSP before, but thought I’d let you know my contribution is up today. Take apin over and let me know what you think. And please donate something if you can for the Make-A-Wish Foundation:

GSP : Guest Strip Project – guest stripping for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Genius Illustrator of Spiderwick Chronicles

Thought I’d mention one of my inspirations in the realm of children’s books. I’m currently working on my new book, so I tend to browse around sites that give me a few amps to work harder.

Tony Diterlizzi’s site is on the top of the list. You’ll recognize his masterful work on “The Spiderwick Chronicles” but don’t miss his other artworks:

Tony DiTerlizzi’s IMAGINOPOLIS

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Finally some Scientific Research!

Someone has conducted experiments trsting out fountain pens for lefties, bless his soul. If you’re a lefty like me check out the link below. If not, continue on in your joyous, right-handed, fountain pen writing haze.

A Southpaw’s Experiments with Fountain Pens | D*I*Y Planner

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Interviews and Podcasts

Wanted to spotlight a few podcast interviews and also podcasts novels.

First up, myself and a few of the other kids at TallTaleFeatures.com have been running the media circuit like greyhounds. You can check out the results here:

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And when you’ve got twelve empty dailies staring you down begging for penciling, the best way to survive the grindstone is to open up an awesome podcast novel. Haven’t listened to one? Here’s thee best place to start:

7th Son: The podcast novel trilogy by thriller novelist J.C. Hutchins

Ands that’s about it for now. Hoping to have some books to give away next month. Be sure to pop by the bookstore:

Dog eat Doug » Book Store

Sequential Artists’ Pub

Virtual pub that is. Although an actual pub for sequential artists would be lovely.

This will be an ongoing podcast. A roundtable format with some serious talent. Had to remind myself to say stuff as I was a bit caught up in listening to the other artists.

Check out this episode and if you can, listen in on the next one. If you listen live, you can chat along. That’s a pretty cool feature for a podcast:

TalkShoe – Call – The Sequential Artists’ Pub