My original art from Chris Wichtendahl's short story Dear Husband is currently on display (and for sale) at Biagio's Tattoo Gallery in Denville, NJ. Biagio, Leilani and the staff are great, so stop by and say hello, check out the art and grab a copy of the printed book. The show will run through September 15th. Gallery hours and info at the link below.
BookCon is now over and the turnout was amazing. An estimated 8-10k visitors attended the show and it was great to meet so many parents and kids who were interested in our books and future projects. Funny enough, one of the biggest draws to our booth was a "guess-how-many" game where guests were asked to estimate how many candies were inside a ketchup bottle, used to promote BMS Kids newest book Catch Up to the Ketchup. Congrats to our 2 winners, one of whom nailed the number and the other was only off by one! While it was fun to exhibit in NY, we were also busy making connections with other publishers and vendors. We're looking to book more shows, so check back here for more info in the coming months.
As I mentioned, we are early on in the process of starting a sequel to Melvin the Mediocre Meaty Ogre (on sale now). Here's a logo for that story, slated to be completed by next year.
And finally, Al Mauriello, the author of Thrall, dug up this 140-character review by Panels on Pages, a website devoted to comics. Thanks for the tweet!