Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Whoops–Halloween Event!

I'm posting this much later than I should, but I'll be reading, signing, and drawing pictures on Halloween at noon at the Please Touch Museum here in Philadelphia. Are you a kid? Do you know a kid? Then you should maybe come see me.

Halloween @ Noon
Please Touch Museum
210 North 21st Street

Saturday, October 27, 2007


Thanks to the kids at Radnor MIddle School for being a great audience when I visited recently, and for making this banner! I hope they all have a Happy Smekday.

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Toy Pad

Just a note to tell readers in Pennsylvania that I'll be at THE TOY PAD at 826 East Baltimore Pike in Kennett Square this Staurday, the 27th, at about 11AM. I'll draw, maybe read, and sign books. Come see me!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Special Request

Diantres has asked if I could post a decent-sized image of a card of mine in the most recent Magic: The Gathering epansion, Lorwyn. It's called "Horde of Notions," apparently. When I was working on it, it was called "Teeming Host."
Here you go, Diantres:

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Another Star!

The True Meaning of Smekday has earned a starred review from Publisher's Weekly, which writes, "Who knew the end of the world could be so hilarious?...Parallels between the Boov and European settlers and their treatment of Native Americans deepen the impact of the story, but the author goes well beyond delivering a single political message. Incorporating dozens of his weird and wonderful illustrations and fruitfully manipulating the narrative structure, Rex skewers any number of subjects, from Disney World to various fleeting fads."
I've also just learned that The True Meaning of Smekday is one of the New York Public Library Best Books of 2007! Hooha!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty

The kids over at Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty have posted some fan art inspired by my books, and it's just like getting a big box full of candy. Issac (9), Grace (7), and Lily (4) are amazing illustrators already, and will possibly rule the world in ten or fifteen years.

Elephant in a Tree by Lily (from Tree Ring Circus)

Clown Watching a Boov by Gracie (from Tree Ring Circus and The True Meaning of Smekday)

The Narwhal Gets a Turn on the Zoomobile by Isaac (from Pssst!)
It's no wonder the kids are good, I suppose. Check out their Dad.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Come On Feel The Illinoise!

Apologies to Sufjan Stevens for stealing his title.
I had a great visit to the Chicago area last week, thanks to Anderson's Books in Naperville. They set up two of the best school visits I've ever done (to the Crone and Scullen Middle Schools), and also had me to their store for an evening visit with customers and two elementary school classes. Below are pictures of just some of the great people I met, sorry i can't post all of them. That's me with Amy Timberake (author of The Dirty Cowboy and That Girl Lucy Moon) in the upper right.

Thanks also to the GLBA, which is not, as I found out, a support group for altenative lifestyles, but rather the Great Lakes Bookseller's Association.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The True Meaning of Website

I've just launched the official website for my book, The True Meaning of Smekday. It has a puppet show and everything. I would be honored if you visited. Thank you.