For your consideration, two web pieces about me and my book:
1. A little feature in Blast, an online magazine based in Boston, written by Anthony Geehan. Anthony interviewed me a few days ago and said he liked the book, so I wasn't surprised to see this swell article turn up. An excerpt:
The story of “Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?” is interspliced with a sub story, following the son’s favorite comic book “Space Age Adventures with Commander Cap Crater and his young aide Cosmic Kid.” As the father and son see the actual world change, Cap and the Cosmic Kid go through their own metamorphosis. From carefree defenders of the city of tomorrow to Commie-bashing patriots to socially concerned sci-fi characters, the comic within the comic sees the effects of the changing attitude of the world almost as much as the father and son do.
2. A gracious blog post by my friend Sherwood Harrington. As I explained in my webcast, I got to know Sherwood through the Internet and our mutual interest in comic strips. Sherwood is also one of the handful of people I trusted to read an early draft of the book and provide some honest feedback. There's a chapter in WHTTWOT in which my father and son characters take a road trip to Florida in 1965. Days before I sat down to draw that sequence, Sherwood posted an old family snapshot on his blog of he and his mother eating lunch in a Florida diner in 1961. It was perfect! Exactly where I wanted my characters to be! I asked Sherwood if I could use it, he said yes, and that's what his post's about.
I've got a couple more interviews scheduled early next week. Haven't seen any real book reviews yet; still anticipating/dreading those.
A few friends, including Sherwood, have told me their Internet-ordered books have arrived in the mail. I haven't been in any bookstores lately to see if they're available in the wild yet. If you happen to spot my book in an actual physical bookstore, I'd love to hear about it.