Gina Gagliano at First Second posted pictures detailing the differences between the paperback and hardback editions of Battling Boy. (Click the link for the original post)
Book Expo America featured Paul Pope in their In Your Space series of interviews that explore the studios of creatives. (Click the link to watch the video).
If you listen closely, about three minutes into the interview, you might get a kick.
John Potten pointed out to me that you can still get these tote bags from NYCC a few years back through the Project Solution.
The Project Solution helps to aid in funding small projects around the world to benefit people in distressed areas.
The Annual Children’s Book Art Silent Auction is auctioning off two Battling Boy panels painted by Paul Pope. The auctions are held to raise money to help fight the censorship of children’s books.
About the auction (From the site):
The Annual Children’s Book Art Silent Auction and Reception has been a highlight of children’s programming at BookExpo America for the last 19 years. This event offers a unique opportunity to buy beautiful, original art in children’s literature from leading, award-winning artists and illustrators of children’s books and a chance to socialize with friends from around the country, while supporting the all-important efforts opposing the censorship of children’s books and authors nationwide. This is a highly anticipated and fun event on the industry’s social calendar, and the only annual event where the entire children’s book industry is in the same room, including booksellers, publishers, authors, artists, illustrators, other industry professionals, and fans of illustrated children’s books and supporters of the free speech rights of young readers.
The event will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the River Pavilion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City in conjunction with BookExpo America. The art can be previewed in advance online and will begin as soon as the art arrives. A live (and lively!) auction segment has been added to the otherwise silent auction. A number of pieces will also be raffled at the event. Light refreshments, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.
A special auction area will be devoted to Maurice Sendak — the beloved children’s author and illustrator. Many artists and illustrators have been mentored, taught and inspired by Sendak and are being asked to create an original piece of art for the auction in Sendak’s honor and in his support of the First Amendment. Sendak was a great supporter of ABFFE and In the Night Kitchen was banned and even altered by some librarians. (Fun note: This year’s event art includes In the Night Kitchen.)
New this year: An online auction component with additional art not available at the Auction & Reception will be added just prior the Auction & Reception during BookExpo America. This is an opportunity for people across the country to participate in the fight against censorship for our young readers.
If you can spare the money this is a valuable cause to support!
Whoever the 1000th follower is, I’ll probably send them some of the Battling Boy stuff I have. Spread the word!
Click the link to take you to the page.
If you’ve already pre-ordered through amazon or whatever, you might want to reconsider.
At The Marriott’s Forest Hill Ballroom, May 11th
1:30 – 2:30pm Moebius, Past and Future
“Jean Giraud, also known as Moebius, was a legend in the comics industry – his lush, whimsical art and creative storytelling inspired a generation of cartoonists around the world to take the comics medium to new directions and new heights. Four cartoonists discuss Moebius’ life, work, and his role in inspiring the industry today – as well as their own books. With Frederik Peeters (Sandcastle), Paul Pope (THB), David B. (Black Paths), Glyn Dillon (The Nao of Brown). Moderated by Xavier Guilbert (du9.org)”
At Fortuna Ristorante, May 11th
12:15 – 1:15pm Paul Pope Inking Demo
“Paul Pope will ink a page, right before your eyes. He may even do two!”
If you get video on the inking demo or have the audio to the Moebius discussion (or any pictures), I’ll reblog or post what you have just make sure you tag them #Paul Pope.
The Summer of Battling Boy Give-Away!
BATTLING BOY POSTERS!
First Second has trusted me to run a series of give-aways and one contest between May and Battling Boy’s release in October. This means you will have a few chances to win posters, prints, galleys (advance reader’s copies of the book) among other things.
For May, I’m giving away a few Battling Boy posters!
Rules and Guidelines:
1. Like or reblog this post and encourage your followers to do the same. The more your name is in the notes to this post the higher your chances of winning.
2. Make sure you follow Destroy Comics. This is not necessary to winning, but if I decide to check if the winner is following the blog, it will influence my decision.
3. You have two weeks.
Winners will be selected randomly and contacted on May 20th.