1. Relish has an official release date! April 2nd, 2013! I'm really excited to get to share this book. It's full color, around 200 pages, and full of stories about growing up among chefs, waiters, and passionate eaters. More on the tour and signings eventually, but for now you can preview it at the Macmillan website, or mark it as "to read" on Goodreads.
2. If you haven't yet, please consider buying a PDF of the Tanzania Travelogue! The more digital versions I sell, and the better people like it, the more I will make these and hopefully get to make real books of them, someday! You can buy a downloadable PDF here!
3. I'm also working my way through finishing-- The Age of License (at about 80%), Displacement (Otherwise known as "the cruise comic," again, 80%), and a couple small travelogues about Florence and Seoul (early stages). It's been nearly a year since starting The Age book, but it was a year of finishing Relish, traveling a lot, juggling freelance and settling in a new city. I hope you'll keep being patient, and that you'll like the comics when they're done.
4. All orders are shipped! I went through a period of pretty lame late-orders on books this summer. I thought, erroneously, that I'd be able to sneak in sessions at the post office between crazy travel, but I've been pretty bad about it. But for now I'm home for a bit, and all the orders are shipped. So order more!
I was asked to do some sketches of food to help promote Relish. I'm running the sketches on a blog that updates daily. I love having something new to post every day, so I hope to continue it after the sketches run out.
I did some design work for the Gotham Girls Roller Derby Junior League. Check out the logo, here (inspired by the adult league logo):
(Click here to see another poster design I did for them)
I'm going to try to road-trip down to SPX this year! I won't be tabling, but I'll be around. I'm hoping to have some copies of a mini-printing of the collected "Snack Love" paintings in my bag, so if you're interested in getting one, stop me to say hello!
Oh the things I do so that people will talk to me.