Did you know the Brooklyn Book Festival is this weekend? Actually, they've been having all kinds of interesting events all around Brooklyn this week leading up to it, and they're celebrating the Festival's 10th Anniversary! I'll be signing/sketching Power Rangers (and possibly Thea Sisters?? Wow that would be a miraculous turn-around time for that book!) at the Papercutz booth for Kid's Day this Saturday Sept 19 from 3-4pm and also Sun Sept 20 from 2-3pm. Papercutz is numbered as 308 booth #3, in the Metro Tech Commons. The address is: 1 MetroTech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Saturday has lots of kids programming and activities, like live readings and pop-up book workshops. There are quite a few comic related events going on too! George O'Connor is talking about his Olympians comic series along with other cartoonists and authors Saturday at 2pm. On Sunday at 1p, cartoonists Ayun Halliday and Leslie Stein join 30 Rock actor Judah Friedlander at the Brooklyn Historical Society "for a conversation about creativity, performance and the incessant inspirations of ordinary life, and making light out of the dark in our day-to-day." More events are scattered around the Downtown Brooklyn area. And of course there will be TONS OF BOOKS too :) Actual books. Like, not on your iPad.
ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS ARE FREE!!
TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED
SOME BOOKEND EVENTS CHARGE ADMISSION
In other news, I made a Facebook event for my Super Week comic reading on October 7th! It's never too early to start planning. If you're around NYC the day before NYCC begins, come celebrate with me in Bushwick! Ironically, I'm still on the wait list to get an artist alley table, which makes me nervous. Hopefully I can squeak in somehow. If you know of any cartoonists who may be looking to split their table last-minute, please let me know!
As a freelancer, usually every day is different. I didn't get a headache doing Photoshop for 20 hours a day, but after 4 hours of intense research, correspondence, reading text online, etc, my brain is unsettled. Probably has to do with the blue light the screen emits. Which is why reading from an actual book is much better! Which is why you should go to the Brooklyn Book Fest this weekend! ;)