Monday, February 1, 2010

CTA Book Signing


Over the weekend I got to represent the California Teachers Association again with my Armadilly Chili Book. It was a blast and I even got to say a few words in front of the group.

I couldn't believe how they crammed more than a million people in the ballroom.

We SOLD OUT on Saturday afternoon - I couldn't believe it! over 500 books! They even made a plush out of Tex the tarantula - you can buy it here.

They took very good care of us - too good!

On Sunday we drove down to visit illustrator Steve Gray in Hermosa Beach. He's a great guy and a decorated illustrator - he won the Grand Canyon Reader award last year for his Coyote book.

Steve uses one of those nifty Cintiq Tablets to render his illustrations. He used to do quite a bit of advertising illustration back in the day and his studio walls are decorated with many impressive and recognizable work.

Pick up a copy and enjoy his wacky drawing and wonderful color and Jennifer Ward's great story.

You can't go all the way to the beach without actually getting your feet wet right?

I guess we weren't the only ones having a good weekend.

7 comments:

  1. Very funny speech Will! I really enjoyed hanging with you and Wayne. Thanks for the links and the texture brush!

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  2. Damn, you could spit and hit Vikki's place from that pic on the beach! We won't miss you next time! lol

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  3. This is the post that I wanted to stick my comment to. You and Wayne being "Partners" and what not.. "not that there's anything wrong with that"
    makes you wonder.. jb

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  4. People can and will think what they want...Wayne and I ARE partners but we also have wives and children. Just as long as they don't think I listen to Air Supply im ok with them thinking whatever they want to think. :)

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  5. may help book sales, you never know. I think the above comment, agrees with me.
    jb

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