THE YEAR OF THE BEASTS is a YALSA Readers' Choice nominee & a review at Shelf Awareness

I'm pleased to pass along word that Cecil Castellucci's and my hybrid graphic novel The Year Of The Beasts is a YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Readers' Choice nominee

Here's a sweet new review of the book at Shelf Awareness too.

"Yet there is redemption in this page-turning tale, and an acceptance that feelings alone cannot determine humans' fates."

THE YEAR OF THE BEASTS mailorders now shipping!



The Year Of The Beasts, my new hybrid novel/graphic novel written by Cecil Castellucci, will hit shelves everywhere on May 22nd, but I'm officially shipping out signed copies now! It's $17 ppd. in the US (write me for international shipping info).


Order your copy from me HERE and I'll get it sent out pronto.

Also, I've expanded my Combo Pack: for $45 (in the US) you can choose any 3 full-length books-- The Year Of The Beasts, The Silence Of Our Friends, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, Sounds Of Your Name, and for an extra $5 I'll throw in Edible Secrets as well. Just include which books you'd like in your ordering text. Thanks!

(Here's Cecil and I at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival last weekend.)

May and June goings-on*



All right, time for a long-overdue update.

I drew the cover for We Will Bury You #2 by Brea Grant and Zane Grant, and published by IDW-- it's been in stores for a few weeks now, and I have copies available for $4 ppd. (the store will be updated "soon", but for now just email me about it if you're interested.)

I'll be drawing the comic-book portion of the forthcoming Year Of The Beasts, written by Cecil Castellucci and published by Roaring Brook Press. But don't expect that baby until 2012.

The Silence Of Our Friends is a little over halfway done, and Any Empire is nearing the end of its editing phase. I've gotten a head start on some of the inks and it's really exciting.

Here are some upcoming signings and stuff:

* Wed May 19 @ G-Mart Comics in Champaign IL from 2-6 pm.
* Sat May 22 @ Summit City Con in Fort Wayne IN.

* Jul 22-25 @ Comic Con International in San Diego CA (at the Top Shelf table!).

oh! To boot, my band Universe will be touring the South in the summer, and will have copies of our new CD, Passenger. Here are the dates (details soon):

* Wed 6/23 Bloomington IN @ Greek's Pizza w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad and to-be-named superband.
* Thurs 6/24 Louisville KY @ TBA w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad + more TBA.
* Fri 6/25 Cairo IL @ Ace of Cups w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad + more TBA.
* Sat 6/26 Little Rock AR @ Juanita's w/ Iron Tongue and Zucura. All Ages, $3!
* Sun 6/27 New Orleans LA @ TBA.
* Mon 6/28 Pensacola FL @ TBA.
* Tue 6/29 Tallahassee FL @ TBA.
* Wed 6/30 Gainesville FL @ TBA.
* Thurs 7/1 St. Augustine FL @ TBA.
* Fri 7/2 Atlanta GA @ TBA.
* Sat 7/3 Athens GA @ TBA.
* Sun 7/4 Chattanooga TN @ Sluggo's w/ TBA.