Monday, October 16, 2017
I completed the final two drawings for the art show I'm having early next year (about which, don't worry, much much much more to follow, no doubt): another bra, this one green, and some birth control pills. Everyday objects.
Friday, October 13, 2017
I am utterly obsessed with Mimi Pond's new book The Customer is Always Wrong -- her second chunky graphic novel (the first was Over Easy - also amazing) about waitress and making art and growing up and navigating a huge cast of lovable miscreants in 1970s Oakland. Feast your eyes.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
One of the great many fun things about being an author, it turns out, is that friends and strangers (and your publisher, and sometimes even yourself) send you photos of your books when they spot them in stores all over the world! It's pretty amazing. Today, a little round-up of such things as they have occurred to The Secret Art of Being a Grown-Up and How Art Can Make You Happy.
Above: Faye's Video in San Francisco, spotted by Christina Loff
The Color Factory in San Francisco, spotted by Leah Rosenberg
Indigo in Canada, spotted by Chronicle Books
Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany, spotted by Maxine Schoefer-Wulf
Tate St. Ives in St. Ives, England, spotted by Chronicle Books
Ritual Coffee pop-up shop in San Francisco, spotted by Brian McMullen
Tanum in Oslo, Norway, spotted by Bridget Quinn
Barnes and Noble, spotted by @booksresist
Green Apple on the Park in San Francisco, spotted by me
The National Portrait Gallery in London, England, spotted by Robyn B. West
SFMOMA in San Francisco, spotted by me
Tate Modern in London, England, spotted by Natasha Clark Risk
Pendragon in Berkeley, California, spotted by Casey Daniel
Folio Books in San Francisco, spotted by Ariel Richardson
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
I found this collection of "house mullets" -- traditional homes in the front, renovated to be modern in the back -- on Design Milk and I can't stop looking at them. There is something both exciting and soothing about the idea of the secrets these houses are keeping. Makes you wonder how it must feel to live in one.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Maira Kalman's third book with Daniel Handler and MoMA, Weather Weather, is a delight and a joy forever. Here are a few of my favorite images -- based on photographs from the museum's collection -- and you get a little snippet of Handler's winsome prose down there as well. Happy Friday!
Thursday, October 5, 2017
the purple and blue balloons rest
in a sling made of red crepe paper
strung between the windows and
from the red streamers hang down
strings and at the end of each string
is a red or pink or an orange balloon
there are also a
pair of green balloons and a pair of
yellow balloons from each of which
hangs a plush animal a rabbit a pig a
guinea pig a unicorn
the architect of all wears on her head
a floral-sprigged pale blue shower cap
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Secret Art of Being a Grown-Up is now an audiobook not only available for download, but also on the good old-fashioned physical media of CD. If that's your jam you can buy it here or here. I also got in the mail, yesterday, both my first royalty statement for the book, and the signed contract for its upcoming sequel. So it was a very good mail day indeed for this little volume and me.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
I've had the honor to be interviewed for the very fine site Women Who Draw. I got to select seven artists to feature from their fast and amazing open directory of women illustrators (it was super hard to choose!). Here's my interview for your reading enjoyment, and you can go here for links to all my featured artists' work.
Where do you work? What is your title?
I’m the Senior Editor of Art Publishing at Chronicle Books. I work on both books and paper products (journals, stationery, etc.) in the categories of art, illustration, photography, and design.