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.


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

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

  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

  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. :)

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


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