Tuesday, February 26, 2019

On KSRO Radio

I did an interview with local news radio station KSRO yesterday. DJ Pat Kerrigan is a long-time pro who did amazing work keeping the community informed during the fire, and we had a nice conversation. Since it was radio I didn't bother dressing up; if I'd known they were gonna take a photo, I'd've worn a proper shirt. Click the link if you want to hear 11 minutes of me.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Book Tour!

Here's the plan! Looks like I picked the wrong month to give up amphetamines.* Many great bookstores on the list, most of which I've never been to.

Subject to change, including maybe one or two additions. Come out, say hello, and support your heroic local independent bookseller!

* I do not abuse amphetamines.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Book Launch!

People have been asking (no, really!), and now it can be told: We're kicking off the release of "A Fire Story" with a talk and booksigning at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in my hometown of Santa Rosa, Calif. on March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. I can't think of a more perfect place from which to launch, and Jeannie Schulz and the museum staff have been incredibly kind and gracious.

My publisher Abrams and I are planning several other appearances at bookstores and conventions in both the North Bay and farther afield. I think we'll be announcing that full schedule next week. It's gonna be a busy spring!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Publishers Weekly "Panel Mania" Preview

From time to time, Publishers Weekly--"the Bible of the book business"--previews an upcoming graphic novel in its "Panel Mania" feature. Today it's mine. If you want a sneak peek at nine pages of "A Fire Story" a month before it's released, here you go!

A couple of behind-the-scenes notes: Pages 68 and 69 are obviously a two-page spread that'll form a single big picture in the book. Yes, I drew all those dots, albeit digitally, in a little nod to comic book artist Jack Kirby. The text-heavy "Larry & Mary's Fire Story" is one of five interviews I did for the book, trying to tell a cross-section of OTHER people's fire stories in their own words, in addition to mine. Some of them are pretty dramatic.

This is the first time a big chunk of "A Fire Story" has been released to the wild. I'm nervous.