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eyebrow fairy

One last SPACE DUMPLINS event on the docket: Free Comic Book Day at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood, Saturday, May 7th. This is a fundraiser for LA Children’s Hospital, LA+USC Children’s Hospital, City of Hope Children’s Cancer Unit and Elizabeth’s Canvas organized by Blastoff Comics.
After that, I’m moving on from “all-ages” to work again on “serious”, “literary”, “adult” “graphic novels”.
In the meantime, the release valve for my silly, cartoony energies is a platform of spontaneous, collaborative animations cooked up with my little brother, Phil, called TRACTORBEAMS. Check out the soft launch at instagram and tractorbeams.tv.  (“TV”, not “.com”… couldn’t get that one.)

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Fans of BLANKETS may recognize “Eyebrow Fairy”…

home from europe

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Thank you to everyone who made it to the events in France, Belgium, Germany, UK, Corsica, Italy, and Spain. Over 22 cities in 45 days. Promotional tour is complete; Now it’s time to push my baby from the nest and let it fly on its own. More importantly, time to get started on something new.

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Thank you, too, for the piles of great fan art. Here’s a couple of samples: Leonardo D’Angeli (above) and Mar Mascaró (below). Oh, and at the very top, Veronica Carratello in Milan and Inigo from Bilbao.

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almóndigas del espacio

Grazie to all the fans who made it to the Italian events, which wrapped last night in La Spezia.
See below, tour dates for this week in SPAIN.

12th of April, Tuesday: MADRID. 7 pm. Presentation/signing with Pedro Monje at Ciudadano Grant Bookshop, Miguel Servet 21

13th of April, Wednesday: BILBAO. 7 pm. Presentation/signing with Koldo Azpitarte at Joker Bookshop, Euskalduna, 7

14th of April, Thursday: BARCELONA. 7 pm. Talk with Pepe Gálvez at Gigamesh Bookshop, carrer de Bailèn, 8

15th of April, Friday: BARCELONA. 7 pm. Presentation/signing with David Fernández at Norma Cómics Bookshop, passeig Sant Joan, 9

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Photo of Jannel, Anna, Chiara, Giulia (Emma not present?) my stage interviewers at the talk in Mantova at Sala Deli Stemmi (in cooperation with Festivalletteratura di Mantova).

 

polpette spaziali

Currently stationed at the beautiful Bastia BD festival in Corsica through Sunday the 3rd.
Here’s updates for my POLPETTE SPAZIALI tour in Italy.

4th of April, Monday: MILAN. 6pm, SUPERGULP.

5th of April, Tuesday: BOLOGNA Children’s Book Fair.

 6th of April, Wednesday: BOLOGNA, 3pm signing at Accademia delle Belle Arti.

7th of April, Thursday: RIMINI. 5pm presentation at Sala del Giudizio Museo della città
(in cooperation with MDL Festival).

8th of April, Friday: TORINO. 9pm presentation at Circolo dei Lettori.
(An incredible experience for HABIBI tour.)

9th of April, Saturday: MANTOVA. 4:30pm presentation at Sala degli stemmi
(in cooperation with Festivalletteratura di Mantova).

10th of April, Sunday: LA SPEZIA. 6pm presentation at Spazio 32.

After that, Spain!

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(Photo of my collaborator, Edmond Baudoin, in Bastia)

dumplins paris to london

TONIGHT, March 21st, 6:30pm, in London, find me at the BRITISH LIBRARY (96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB) in conversation with Paul Gravett. A signing and presentation. Wednesday, starting at 5pm, a signing and “director’s commentary” at ORBITAL (8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7J).
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Merci to all who made it to my French events, including Lyon, Annecy, Grenoble, and Paris. Pictured, the bustle of Salon du Livre in Paris and the spring-time bliss of Annecy, overlaid with Zacchaeus fan art by soon-to-be-eleven-year-old Alanis (Lyon).

translating dumplins

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The first translated volume of DUMPLINS, Rizzoli’s POLPETTE SPAZIALI, debuted this past weekend at LUCCA Comics Festival in Italy. It’s 100 pages longer than the US edition, because of extra “making of” material.

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Also, hot-off-the-press is Reprodukt’s gorgeous German edition of WELTRAUMKRÜMEL, in paperback and limited edition hardcover, meticulously hand-lettered, including the sound effects. And soon to be released is Casterman’s French edition of SPACE BOULETTES which will also debut in paperback and special edition hardcover. The latter has an acetate overlay cover, an in-depth interview, and extra pages of “making of” material.

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In March & April of 2016, I’ll be in Europe to promote all of these along with Faber & Faber’s UK edition, and Astiberri’s Spanish edition of ALMÓNDIGAS DEL ESPACIO.

dumplins in the midwest!

dumplins fans

The next leg of DUMPLINS’ book tour takes me to the Great Lakes region of the midwest.

OCT 2 & 3, COMIX CROSSROADS in Columbus, Ohio. Speaking/signing with Kate Beaton & Jeff Smith on Friday night, and throughout the day on the convention floor Saturday.
OCT 4, ANDERSON’S BOOKSHOP in Naperville, Illinois. 2 PM.
OCT 5, QUIMBY’S in Chicago, Illinois. In the afternoon, I’ll drop by to sign stock and greet fans in the neighborhood.
OCT 6, A public event at LINCOLNWOOD LIBRARY at 4 PM. https://www.facebook.com/events/415204841937500
OCT 7, BOOKS & COMPANY in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin at 6:30 PM.
OCT 8, THE BOOKIES in Denver, Colorado at 4 PM.
OCT 9, MOUNTAINS & PLAINS Tradeshow 4 PM event.
On top of that, I’ll be visiting schools in Hoffman Estates, Oak Park, Highwood, Glenview, Wales, Hartland, Denver, and more!
Pictured above: Art from a young fan in Walla Walla, Washington. And young fans obsessively rereading DUMPLINS! Do send me similar photos!

space dumplins book tour!

NOTE: As of September 16th, new updates to the SPACE DUMPLINS BOOK TOUR!

September 6 • DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL

September 11 • Portland, Oregon • A CHILDREN’S PLACE Bookstore • 5 PM

September 12 • Portland, Oregon   BRIDGE CITY COMICS • 11 AM

September 12 • Portland, Oregon • POWELL’S BOOKS, Burnside • 2 PM

September 16 • Seattle, Washington • COMICS DUNGEON • 4 PM
September 16 • Seattle, Washington • UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE • 7 PM

September 17-19 • Walla Walla, WA • WHITMAN COLLEGE 

September 20 • San Francisco, CA • COMIX EXPERIENCE • 2 PM

September 25 • Los Angeles, CA • SECRET HEADQUARTERS • 6 – 9 PM

OCTOBER

October 1-3 • Columbus, OH • CARTOON CROSSROADS

October 4 • Naperville, IL • ANDERSON’S BOOKSHOP • 2 PM

October 6 • Winnetka, IL • The BOOK STALL

October 7 • Oconomowoc, WI • BOOKS & COMPANY Bookstore

October 9 • Denver, Colorado • MOUNTAINS & PLAINS Independent Booksellers Association Tradeshow • 3 PM

October 13 • Montrose, CA • ONCE UPON A TIME Bookstore • 7 PM

October 17 • Minneapolis, Minnesota • TWIN CITIES BOOK FESTIVAL

CANADA IN LATE OCTOBER! More info to come for late October and part of November.

Endless thanks for your patience while I road tripped across the US with Edmond Baudoin. It was completely crazy of me to be working on the NEXT book when my latest debut needed promotional attention. But I’m home now & refueling to hit the road again. Looking forward to seeing you!