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Children’s Book Week 2017

I’m very excited for Book Week this year. Firstly because I love dropping in on schools and libraries to talk about storytelling…LOVE IT. And secondly because I am 99% booked out for it.  I think I have one afternoon free all week.  It’s going to be a crazy, adrenaline rush of a week and I can’t wait.

July 1, 2017   Comments Off on Children’s Book Week 2017

Writer In Residence

Greetings! Wow, it’s been quite some time since I’ve made a post here…whoops. I think I get so used to mouthing off on Twitter that I forget I have this site.

I’m popping back in to say, firstly, I’m not dead and I’m still working (some great projects are happening…exciting stuff), and secondly that I had a fantastic week at Guildford Grammar.  For a week I was their writer in residence and spent my time talking to students about storytelling and comics.  It was a real treat.  The staff were wonderful and the students were crazy smart!  Thanks for having me.

June 3, 2017   Comments Off on Writer In Residence

Tokyo Signings

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Tonight I’m flying out to Tokyo and, yeah, I’m super excited about it.  I’ve got five signing events over the week and I can’t wait to meet the fans and FINALLY meet Guido Guidi (seriously, NEVER met the guy!).  Outside of the signings I’m thrilled to be able to visit Tokyo and will, more than likely, buy everything in sight.  PLUS…Tokyo Disney.  Oh yes.  Tokyo Disney.

Here’s the signing schedule when I’m there.  I’ll drop in links when I receive more information.

14/11 Sat Signing at Monster Japan  4-8 PM
15/11 Sun Signing at Tokyo International Comic Festival all day (Booth F07)
20/11 Fri Event “Swerve’s” at Shibuya 6-10 PM
21/11 Sat ShoPro signing and talk event 1-3 PM
22/11 Sun Signing All Hail Cybertron event 10AM-5PM

 

November 12, 2015   Comments Off on Tokyo Signings

Writing Chats

Roley

Big shout out to everyone at Roleystone Community College.  I spent a whole day there chatting with the students about storytelling, themes and comics in general.  Loved it.  The staff were fantastic and I got to hang out, drink tea and get some solid 3DS time in the breaks (yes I brought my own tea).  Cheers, Gang!

October 14, 2015   Comments Off on Writing Chats

Pocket Sized Drift!

PocketDrift

I think it can safely be said that I’m the last to find out anything…like…all the time.  So it wasn’t until I saw a retweet of these guys from a fan that I was even aware they existed!

I’m actually not exactly sure what they are.  Anniversary, mini, special, Japanese Drift…things?  Either way, I had to have one!  I scoured the internet and tracked ’em down.  CUTENESS OVERLOAD.  My bookshelf never looked better.

I love finding random Drift merchandise around the place.  My baby’s getting out there!

September 21, 2015   Comments Off on Pocket Sized Drift!

Japan!

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Well, looks like I’m on my way to Japan later this year and I’m kiiiind of going crazy with excitement.

My newly translated All Hail Megatron is selling well in Japan and the offer was made for me to do a signing there.  I thought about it for about, I don’t know, minus three seconds and jumped at the chance.  I’ll be signing there in November for ShoPro as well as hitting a few conventions and, you know, sight seeing and losing my mind at the Studio Ghibli museum.

More info soon on when and where I’ll be signing.

Excited!

September 7, 2015   Comments Off on Japan!

Back To Where It All Began

JapanAHM

This photo thrilled me no end.  This is a photo of the newly translated editions of my All Hail Megatron in Japan.  Japan!  Awesome.  News from the publisher is they’ve been selling extremely well.  A big shout out to all of the new AHM fans in Japan!

August 28, 2015   Comments Off on Back To Where It All Began