Monday, March 29, 2010

The Next Chapter

I've handed in Neil #2 - and here's a rough design of the cover.

And I had a nice little nod from Shelagh on The Next Chapter. It's not on the show list, for some reason, but it is the audio.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

4-star review!

Thanks to Mary Thomas!

She writes......

Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders is a giggle from beginning to end. Only food is taken seriously and that only by the chefs and the customers prepared to pay through the nose for a true gastronomic experience. The murders are outrageous, each shedding a new batch of red herrings with which to mislead the reader. It may be a bit sophisticated for your average teenager whose gastronomic heights are likely to be pizza and poutine, but any adult who picks it up will find chuckles and belly laughs on every page.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

rejected album cover

This was a proposed CD cover for "20 pieces of music that changed the world" the great CBC series with Robert Harris (as Elvis) and Michael Enright (as Beethoven). Alas, didn't make the cut. They wanted photos! Can you believe it?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Back from Vancouver

Just got back from a nice gig in Vancouver, emceeing The Ice Age 2010 for The Hard Rubber Orchestra.

I also dropped by the great bookstore Kidsbooks and signed some copies of Neil #1 for them (it's sold 40 copies in three days there ... wow.)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Come say hi tomorrow

I'll be at the Yonge-Eglinton Indigo store tomorrow!
2pm on the second floor.
Everyone who shows up gets an autograph or cartoon of some kind.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

hey goof looking

Here I am signing one of about ninety books. I also got a nice review in Publisher's Weekly and on a couple of blogs in the US. And I'm sold out on! COOL!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

thoroughly enjoyable

That was a nice day for a book launch.

About 100 people showed up! Mable's Fable's sold lots of books. I'll post some pics when I get them.

I even got some original artwork from some of the kids who came!


Monday, March 1, 2010

more hero worship

And speaking of hero worship it was a bittersweet day saying goodbye to Andy Barrie this morning.

I loved doing the sports with Andy. This is a caricature I gave him (riding his Aussie Shepherd Wrigley)