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Yayyy! I'M BORED launches in bookstores TODAY!!

Can't believe the day is finally here! It's been two years since a rejection turned into a book contract (thanks, artbeco!) with Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers to illustrate Michael Ian Black's I'M BORED.

I've updated the I'M BORED In The Wild photo gallery with more reader photos. I invite you all to send in your own photos: here are the guidelines and info about how to submit. Here's a recent photo that my sister-in-law Larkin sent in:

You can find more info about the book, related resources for teachers and librarians, photos, sketches of the book in progress, tips for young writers and illustrators, an I'M BORED In The Wild photo challenge, comics and much more: I'M BORED Scrapbook.

And thank you all so, so much for your continuing support and encouragement. :-)

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And in shock news, Debbie Ohi has managed to not explode with the excitement of it all :-)

Hugs and congratulations!

Edited at 2012-09-04 02:40 pm (UTC)

Yay!! I got my copy and 2 others for gifts.

Yaaaaay! Thanks so much, Gary!

Yay! Congratulations!

I have several horse-related BORED things, but can't draw worth a hoot...

The first is a cartoon I "drew" (by tracing photos I'd taken of foals I actually owned, photos I took myself) of two Pinto foals, dashing back from the mail box with a magazine in their teeth (fighting over it assumed). In the drawing, the book is the Pinto Horse Assn. magazine, but for this, that could be switched to the "I'm Bored" cover... Since it is all my work, horses I raised, etc. I can give that permission, right?

t-Shirt design:

A fat horse in a single horse trailer, stretching his head and neck out the centered nose window, huge rear end squeezing out the back. In his teeth is the pin from the trailer hitch... the car is out of frame, only the wires that were connected to the lights still show.

Caption bubbles from the horse's brain, "Bored, bored, bored, bor..., Uh oh!"

Caption for the cartoon: Give him some glasses and a good book.

Edited at 2012-09-06 07:45 pm (UTC)

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