Saturday, December 16, 2006

Happy Holidays, etc.

Adam's been busy as three bees lately, but he had to post an update to say Happy Holidays, and thank you for making FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH a New York Times Bestseller.

And thanks to the New York Public Library for putting FRANK on their 2006 list of Titles for Reading and Sharing.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Small Beauties

SMALL BEAUTIES, by Elvira Woodruff, is now in stores. Adam illustrated it. Here he's signing a copy and making a weird face in the home of the family who posed for many of the illustrations. At left is star Emma, who posed for the book's main character, Darcy. Emma has enough personal charm and energy to power a carnival.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Hat Trick

FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH has officially lumbered, arms outstretched and groaning, out into the world. And this monstrous collection of stories has met not with angry, torch-wielding villagers, but rather with starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. To read the reviews, click here.

Adam would also like to thank everyone at Harcourt and the Southern Independent Bookseller's Association for their hospitality down in Orlando this past weekend. You made him feel just like Sally Field must have during the Oscars that one time.

Friday, July 7, 2006

Parent's Choice Award! Blog!

TREE RING CIRCUS has been honored by the Parent's Choice Foundation.

If that weren't enough cream in my coffee, there's a great review of FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH at the excellent blog A Fuse #8 Production, though she does take me to task for my mention of such odious subjects as poop and Britney Spears.

Thursday, June 1, 2006


Yes, we know it's gotten too commercial, yes, we know it's just a holiday created by pet stores and monster dealerships to make money, but around here we like National Plant-A-Tree-And-Fill-It-With-Monsters-And-Funny-Animals-Day anyway.

We hope that, in addition to all the parades, tree-decorating, and chicken pong, you might consider buying one of our little books. They make great gifts, if you know someone who's into that sort of thing.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Adam will bw signing copies of his new picture books, TREE RING CIRCUS and FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH, at Book Expo America in beautiful bureaucratic Washington, DC on Friday, May 19th. If you're an attendee, please come say hi at the Harcourt Booth on the Upper Level from 11 AM to 12. There may well be free posters.

EDIT–5.25.06–Thanks to all who came out to see me at BEA. I had a great signing, thanks largely to the promotional efforts of my Editor Tamson Weston, and Marketing Director Steve Kasdin. There were not only free posters at the signing, but free stuffed monsters and the occasional free lunchbox. Frankenstein had such a good time he dressed up and everything (see left).

Monday, April 10, 2006

So Many Things. My Goodness.

ART OUT LOUD at the Society of Illustrators was a great success. Here are some pictures of the event, courtesy of Irene Gallo.

Clockwise from top left are participants Julie Bell, Jon Foster, Gregory Manchess, Boris Vallejo, Dan Dos Santos, and Adam. The four hours went by too fast.

Bidding has also begun on the Microvisions paintings created by the artists above and six others. All proceeds will benefit the Society of Illustrators' Student Scholarship Fund. Adam's contribution can be seen here.

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Society of Illustrators Student Competition

Adam was proud to help judge this year's Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition last week. He was a beneficiary of this competititon as an undergrad, so it's sort of a Circle of Life thing, but with scholarships instead of baby lions.

UPDATE--Adam also recently helped judge Philadelphia's University of the Arts annual senior competition. My goodness, what a talented bunch that was.