A new magazine hits the stands today: National Animalgraphic! It’s what came out of a conversation Steven and I were having over the weekend about what would happen if a National Geographic reporter stumbled upon animals from famous kids books doing their thing then lept … Read More →
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Yep, we’re keeping it in the Slope this summer! (That is, when we’re not in Colombia.) Come by Community Bookstore (on 7th ave between Carroll and Garfield) this Thursday between 7-9pm book & travel talk over drinks from around the world.
This past weekend, the Wall Street Journal printed an article called “Darkness Too Visible: Contemporary fiction for teens is rife with explicit abuse, violence and depravity. Why is this considered a good idea?” In it, WSJ book reviewer Meghan Cox Gurdon blasts YA literature today … Read More →
Thank you so much to WORD and to everyone who came out! We’ve got more pics and stories on the book’s website here.
To Timbuktu (Roaring Brook Press 2011) To Timbuktu is Casey and Steven’s first book. Written by Casey, illustrated by Steven it tells the story of their first two years out of college spent living in Asia and West Africa. Here’s the book’s trailer: And some … Read More →
Woohoo! Next Tuesday, come on by WORD in Greenpoint for our NYC LAUNCH PARTY of To Timbuktu! You + us + books + all your friends = GOOD TIMES AT OUR BOOK LAUNCH! Official Facebook invite here.
We’ve been running around like craaaazy out here on the West Coast talking to kids about Spaceheadz and To Timbuktu! LA, the Bay Area and now Seattle. A more detailed update coming soon, but for now, a taste of the madness: And by the way, … Read More →
It’s party time! We’ll be heading to the West Coast this March for loads of To Timbuktu and Spaceheadz events at schools and bookstores. LA, San Francisco, Seattle… We’ll be putting up details on our Events Map soon, but for now, mark your calendar for … Read More →
Steven and I are going to ring in the new year in Africa! Well, to be more precise we’ll be in the air for the actual changing of the year, but for the first three weeks of this new year we’ll be in Senegal and … Read More →
It’s the season of giving. Want to give a book to a kid in Senegal? Donate to our nonprofit! Most of the school day in West Africa is taught in French, then students go home and live the rest of their lives in a different … Read More →
Not sure what to get your Mom/Grandpa/BFF/Lover/Co-Worker/Secret Santa Pick? Get ‘em our big fat graphic novel To Timbuktu! Sure it doesn’t come out until March 1st BUT you can pre-order it online here and we’ll send you this nifty little card that you can print … Read More →
Your Cartoon of the Week: Your entertainment for the evening: Go rent Eat Pray Love and play the Drinking Game that Steven and I made up last Saturday. If you don’t feel like getting absolutely wrecked, we recommend cutting Rule 4 (A shot for tears) … Read More →
We’ve been busy! We’re fresh off the plane from Corpus Christi, Texas where we presented To Timbuktu at the Jan Paris Book Fest to a lovely crew of librarians and future librarians. Check out photos from all that madness at the book’s website here. Steven … Read More →
A few weekends ago, Steven and I were down in the D.C. area with his family. Both of his grandmothers spent an admirable amount of time reading the galleys of our book. As if that wasn’t cute enough I’ll tell you, it just melted our … Read More →
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This weekend we are heading down to D.C. for the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. There will be: librarians, publishers, authors and illustrators (like us, woohoo!), AND the oh-so-mysterious-to-the-non-ALA-world…Drill Cart Competition. Books we’ll be hawkin’: Ours, To Timbuktu: And Jon Scieszka’s latest and greatest, … Read More →
Saturday night we took over much of Mission: Comics and Art for a little behind-the-scenes/making-of a graphic novel party. There were process sketches, final illustrations, covers ideas to vote on, plenty of cans of beer and lots of folks who stayed until the wee hours … Read More →
Doesn’t the poster say it all? Come see us showing how we’re making our graphic novel this Saturday night. Beverages will be served. Mission Comics and Art is here in SF: View Larger Map See you there!
This week Steven got to start working on more of the final art for our upcoming graphic novel, To Timbuktu. Very fun times. (We’d been on hold for all kinds of boring-to-most-readers reasons.) He’ll be drawing these spreads (and occasionally asking Casey to for some … Read More →
This week is San Francisco’s 10th annual literary festival called Lit Quake. This Saturday night (October 17th, 6-9:30 pm) is the Lit Crawl through the Mission– think pub crawl, but with books and readings instead of booze. Check out the full schedule here, and download … Read More →
Shhhhhh! Steven doesn’t know that I, Casey, have sneaked into his account to leak some of the final art for “To Timbuktu”. Take a peek. Then call up your guys in China and tell them to get the presses ready for the bootleg copy. (Can … Read More →
No, it wasn’t because we were sick of everyone’s San Franciscan shenanigans. We came to Morocco to a) finish our non-fiction book “To Timbuktu” and b) do more research for a fictional graphic novel we want to write, set here in Rabat. We’re tentatively calling … Read More →
Much like the recent (give or take 40 years) Apollo mission, the Mission Comics and Art pre-launch launch show launched off and made it to incredible heights. We had a lot of fun and had a great time kicking it with all those other cool … Read More →
We just got back from setting up at Space Gallery for the group show Meanwhile… Casey and I are a part of this Friday. You’d better come. Look! Shitty Kitty is even giving a history lesson on the front window. And is that Travis Nichols … Read More →
Come get your comic-inspired art on this Friday night at Space Gallery! Curator Leef Smith just found a home for his store Mission: Comics and Art on 20th near Mission– so come celebrate! As for our part, we’ll be taking over the front window with … Read More →
Well we are. It’s called “To Timbuktu” and is about everything we ate/saw/smelled/touched/contracted/met/studied/made/realized when we were living in China and West Africa. Here are a few pencil sketches with text from the 3rd draft as it stands now: You can check out more pages from … Read More →