Thursday, August 12, 2010

Gabby & Gator

James Burks and Me @ Comic Con 2010

I was fortunate enough to meet James Burks this year at Comic Con.

He has created a very clever graphic novel.
At first view of his black and white illustrations, in two other smaller publications, I knew the new book (Gabby & Gator) would be fantastic!

James is a very talented artist, animator and all around great guy! http://www.jamesburks.com/

His new book, due out in September 2010 (just weeks away) will capture your hearts!
Hardcover with 192 pages. This book is full of great illustrations and a story line that will stay with you even after you've closed the book!

Gabby & Gator is perfect for all ages!!

 I was lucky to receive an early released copy and have since read it several times to my students and even once to my boyfriend (yes, it's really that good).
They all love Gabby & Gator so much that I'm frequently asked to read it, nearly everyday!

I do hope you go and visit James' website soon http://www.jamesburks.com/
and pre-order your copy of this really fun book.
 Cheers~
James signing one of his books for me :)
and happy reading!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Comic Con, My Kids and Me...

Comic Con 2010 was a family affair! Usually I am the only one attending comic con. Joyfully, this year I was not alone.
My son volunteered for four days! And I was so happy to have him join me!
To my uttermost surprise, my daughter also came for a one day visit!!
She and her friend came for a full day and nearly left midway through because of the enormous crowds! I would not let her go and insisted she let me take her for a walkabout on the expo floor!
Within minutes she was spotting celebs and posing with them!
Eventually both my kids met up and as they have always done, began acting silly!
No great surprise, I am their Mum after all ;)
My son was overtaken by a group of Superhero Woman...kissed by a lovely lady in a Steampunk costume (whom he then decided to hang out with at the Costume Ball).
My daughter made it through the great Hall with her mate for a third time only to finally give up, due to sore feet and a grumbling belly.
Happily I have a few pictures of these events.
My heart leaps with joy everytime I see them too!
Comic Con 2010 was so much fun for me and happily my kids too!



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