Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nursery Rhyme Comics

Last year something fun happened. 50 comics creators were given two pages a piece and a classic nursery rhyme to interpret into comics form. The results were gathered together and published in a book called Nursery Rhyme Comics which will be released by First Second next month.

I had the good fortune of being asked to participate and I was given the rhyme Pussycat Pussycat Where Have You Been? At the time we had two rambunctious kittens (one of them has since disappeared, the other gone to live with a family down the road) and they became the main characters of my pages.

Nursery Rhyme Comics is a great all-ages read aloud book and it’s already getting some very nice advance reviews. Here’s a good one from Geek Mom:

Nursery Rhyme Comics Knocks My Socks Off

I’ll be at Politics and Prose on October 21st (at 7pm -more information HERE) alongside Richard Thomson to talk about the book. If you’re in the DC area please come. P&P is an excellent bookstore.