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FREE LOUISE LAWLER TRACINGS

Our friend Louise Lawler is a conceptual artist and photographer whose work often shows the work of other artists in a revelatory way. Jon Buller played a small part in her career, because a few years ago she had the idea of having some of her photographs traced and turned into line drawings, and Buller got the job of doing these tracings. Just recently MoMA has released a PDF of a dozen of these tracings that people who are going batty from self-isolation can download and print out for coloring themselves and/or give to their self-isolated kids to color. This article includes the download link . . .

https://www.moma.org/magazine/articles/257

 

SAILING ALONE WITHOUT A PUBLISHER

cover of ANNE OF GREEN BAGELS

Jon Buller has recently finished his first book for adults, although older kids might also find this interesting. (Susan is sitting this one out.) It is an adaptation, in cartoon form, of SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD by Joshua Slocum. Buller thought it might be helpful, in trying to interest publishers in this project, to prepare a small sampler booklet containing a few dozen pages from the book. These are not all consecutive pages, so there may be a few sudden jump cuts. But it is hoped that this sampler will give some idea of the flavor of the entire book, much like a trailer for a movie. If you are a publisher, or if you are just curious, you can click through the sampler here.

CUSTOM COMICS

webcomic cover

again Jon Buller has participated in a cartoon workshop at the Customs House Museum in New London, in which the students attempt to teach him how to draw cartoons. The final class project was a webcomic, Custom Comics, which can be seen here.

 

NEW EGG TEMPERA

The latest adddition to the Gallery page is a wall clock: COSMIC EYEBALL WALL CLOCK. It works!

BACONPEOPLE TO THE RESCUE

Jamming with the second graders at the Kathleen Goodwin School, Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Jon Buller had a great time visiting. Thanks for everything!

banana chasing cat

 

BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL

This is one of the sketches from the Brooklyn Book Festival. There were a few dozen tables outdoors, each under its own canopy, and I was scheduled to sign copies of our newest book, Scarlett, at the Papercutz table. Susan couldn't make it. I always feel a little uncomfortable looking out at the passers-by like a hopeful beagle waiting for a bone, so instead I brought along the portable easel that I use for school visits, and a pad of 18 x 24 paper and did sketches while waiting for customers. Sven, the marketing guy for Papercutz, would then alert me whenever someone wanted to buy a book, and I would turn around and sign their book and give them a free sketch. I don't know if I sold any more books this way, but it was more fun for me.

scarlett on the bed

IN ENGLISH AT LAST

SCARLETT: STAR ON THE RUN has already been published in France by Editions Bayard. It has now been published in the U. S. by Papercutz. You can read the first chapter in English here. And you can order Scarlett from Amazon here.

SUSAN'S STORY

We recently received an email from Samantha Bennett, who is a student in the education program at the University of Georgia. She said that she had been doing some research for one of her classes on our books, and was having trouble finding biographical information about Susan. Here is Susan's answer to that email.

NEW LONDON DAY INTERVIEW

This was our first multimedia interview! The reporter came to our house without any notebook, and without a still camera. She only shot video. All of the quotations in the print article, and all of the still photographs, were taken from the video. Since Susan Schade is highly allergic to interviews, let alone video interviews, Jon Buller got to play the windbag all by himself. Here is the link.

 

 

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