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.

6 comments:

Tim said...

Any chance you'll have copies at the Baltimore Book Fair?

Ben Hatke said...

I wish. But sadly no.

Ben Hatke said...

I'll try to bring _something_ fun, though.

Kimberlee said...

Congratulations! That's quite a glowing review from Lissa. The book looks like terrific fun, and I can only imagine what it will inspire in my house...

:paula said...

Ooh! I forgot you had one in there. I believe School Library Journal's review is up too...

http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/reviews/graphicnovels/891552-317/graphic_novels.html.csp

Yup!

So nice to meet you at the Baltimore Book Fest today!

Ben Hatke said...

Ha! It was nice to meet you too! I started writing a comment mixing you up with the other paula -then I clicked your link and corrected myself.

Then I saw that one of your boys is reading Zita on your blog header!