Wednesday, October 17, 2007

SAY WHAT? :: Jeff Smith Visits Novello Reading Festival!

Well, it's a little last-minute, but if you didn't already know, Bone creator Jeff Smith will be appearing at the Novello Festival this Saturday, at the Book Brunch, scheduled for 9.30 am Saturday morning in the ImaginOn. If you're a fan of a) Bone, or b) really awesome kids' libraries (I mean, really awesome), or c) awesome stuff in general, you should go. I believe the admission is free, and Jeff Smith is one of the nicest guys you could hope to meet--I think you get bonus points if you're a younger Bone fan. I'm an older Bone fan, and sadly get no bonus points.

And while we don't have anything really scheduled with Jeff, he and Shelton are old pards, so you never know who you might see shopping in the store this week. Ooh, I'm starstruck just thinking about it! Tee-hee! What's extra cool is today Jeff's Shazam hardcover came in--synchronicity!

Anyway, the library site is kinda murky on exactly what Jeff's doing and when, but that's the best information I've got after doing some research. I'm not sure why the library didn't let us know earlier--but I didn't want you guys to miss it. The ImaginOn is really, honestly, the kind of place that makes me wish I was 8 years old when I walk in. Just a gem for kids. And whether you're a new or old fan of Bone, this is a great opportunity to meet one of the most respected and successful cartoonists of his generation in person. Can you tell I'm starstruck? Okay, anyway, see you there!


Amrita said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed visiting ImaginOn! There is never a dull moment :- )

Take it easy!

Dustin Harbin said...

That actually wasn't my first visit, Amrita--my girlfriend and I took one of my nieces to see The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe a couple of years ago, and I was floored at how awesome that place was. I envy you being able to work in there all day!