Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gapers Block and More Gapers Block

Thanks to Gapers Block for a glowing review of Life with Mr. Dangerous and thanks in advance to the good people of that site and The Book Cellar, where I'll be tonight for their Book Club.

And one more thanks: to Mr. James Kennedy, for a very flattering appraisal on his blog. Mr. Kennedy is rumored to be attending the event tonight as well. See if you can find him. He'll be the one giving Neil Gaiman a thrashing.

The information for tonight, in case your clicking hand is tired:

7:30 to 9 p.m.
The Book Cellar
4736-38 North Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mike Mills is Not Joshua Beckman

In giving an interview today to The Paris Review, I was trying to think of previously mentioned poet Joshua Beckman's name (pick up his book Your Time Has Come, it's great) and my brain would spit out was "Mike Mills." Which is a strange mistake for my brain to make, but a good opportunity to post this video by Mr. Mills, for one of my favorite bands, Blonde Redhead, staring the inimitable Miranda July. A must for film and figure drawing students the world over.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Black Eye and Everybody

More events? More events.

Tomorrow, Friday the 24th, I'll be at Quimby's signing copies of Black Eye (for which I contributed a Steve Ditko-related illustration), along with Ivan Brunetti, Lilli Carré, and others. And on Sunday I'll be at The Whistler for a live show of You Me Them Everybody. My conversations with YMTE host Brandon Wetherbee have always been interesting (at least for me), so I'm expecting no less this time around.

If you're in the area for either, stop by. If you're trying to decide which event is of greater interest to you: Quimby's has porn and The Whistler has booze. Choose wisely.

How Do You Know That's What You Did?

Today is apparently Philosopher's Day here, with a drawing of Ludwig Wittgenstein on The Daily Forlorn and now this (above) video with one of my favorite philosophers, Daniel Dennett. It's a relatively light talk, but packed with the usual insight and wit that Dennett's writing provides. Well worth a watch.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

AV and Book Club

Next week, on Thursday, June 30th, I'll be at The Book Cellar in Chicago for a discussion of "Life with Mr. Dangerous," the summer selection of The Gapers Block Book Club. Stop by, say hello, and ask me what's going on with all the ice cream and beards in the story.

And speaking of clubs: thanks to The Onion's AV Club for their review of the book. A tip of my hat to one of the world's finest sources of real and fake news.

Tour Shout Outs

A million thanks to everyone who came out to the Life with Mr. Dangerous book tour events on the east and west coasts. And a particular thanks to those who hosted me along the way.

Each and every person I stayed with is embarrassingly talented in their respective field, so I'd be remiss if I didn't give them a nod here. Look for their mark on the world at large, watch for their names in the credits, or buy their products as appropriate... but however you do it, check them out. The people willingly suffering my company were:

CJ Toledano
PK Hooker
Jason Munn
Zack Soto
Jesse LeDoux

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Life with Mr. Dangerous: The Times and The Journal

I'm behind on posting things here on the blog, but as I'm taking a break 80 miles outside of Portland, I thought I'd take a minute to share a couple links. The first is from The New York Times, on whose Bestseller list "Life with Mr. Dangerous" debuted last week. The second is over at The Wall Street Journal, where I answered a few questions about the book and my poor sleep habits.

I'd love to write more (like details about the bone and antler covered car I just drove past), but it's time to get back on the road. See you Portlanders in a few hours, and those of you in the Seattle area on Saturday.