The 2012 NYC Teen Author Festival is Coming!

NYC TAF imageYes, it’s that time of year again, and as what is supposed to be winter (but really wasn’t here in New York) turns to what will hopefully be vaguely spring-like, the annual NYC Teen Author Festival returns in all its glory!

Below is the complete schedule for the event. I’ll be participating in several of them, as you can see, and those events will also be listed on my calendar. For other events, the odds are I’ll be loitering in the crowd.

Note: You might take particular notice of the April 1 signing at Books of Wonder in Manhattan. That will be the first time I’ll be signing copies of I Hunt Killers. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by! [Read more…]

Mangaman Heads Down Under!

Courtesy of some guy named Scott Westerfeld, a nice shot of a stack o’ Mangaman at the big Kinokuniya store in Sydney:

Stack of Mangaman in Sydney, Australia

And check it out — it’s next to a book by Grant Morrison! Talk about meta!

Memory Monday – Comic Books are Like YA

Every Monday — whether you need it or not — I post cool, absurd, and/or awesome panels from comic books I read as a kid. This is Memory Monday.

If this weren’t from an old Superboy comic, you’d almost think it’s a contemporary YA novel, wouldn’t you?

(From The New Adventures of Superboy #3, March 1980. Written by Cary Bates. Art by Kurt Schaffenberger and David Hunt.)

Mangaman Original Art Winner!

Congratulations, Jason Adams, you crazy Texan, you! You’re the winner of the Mangaman Art Contest!

And now, just to make everyone else jealous, here’s the page of beautiful original Colleen Doran art Jason has won:

This Week in Rejection!: Massachusetts Review

At first glance, this appears to be a standard form letter rejection (well, form SLIP, maybe), but look closely.

It says “Sorry.” So, that’s all right, then.