Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Highlights from the second Priscilla launch
As promised, here are some highlights from Saturday's second and final launch party for Priscilla and the Hollyhocks. We threw the party in my neighborhood of Jamaica Plain at a local bookstore, Jamaicaway Books. As most book folks know, it can be super hard to pull people out to a bookstore on a sunny Saturday afternoon. So I was extra delighted when the store filled with enthusiastic friends, kids, and teachers. As we began our talk the seats in front of us filled, by the time we finished it was standing room only.
As with last week's launch, we each spoke about our process; the research and creative decisions that helped create this book:
I showed everyone the photo research I did for Priscilla's character:
Compared the printed book to the actual art (see painting behind me):
And talked about the process of creating the book dummy:
Heres a pic of me, the editor of the book Yolanda, and Anne:
And a rather adorable attendee who came in a cat costume. Why didn't I think of that?