Come on, how can you not love a guy who makes a birthday card like this?
Ahhhhh, line edits due VERY VERY SOON! No time to blog! Must make this really, really fast! Here’s the official scoop on the very cool event known as Random Acts of Publicity:
The 3rd Annual Random Acts of Publicity, September 6-8, 2011 is a week to celebrate your Friend’s book, or your favorite book, by doing a Random Act of Publicity: Blog, link, Like, review, or talk about the book . (BLLuRT!)
Awesome stuff, huh? Darcy Pattison, a mainstay of the kidlit community, came up with the idea a few years ago, and it’s built up quite the head of steam ever since.
So! The friend whose work I want to celebrate is the guy who thoughtfully whipped up the lightning-fast yet hilariously funny birthday card at the top of this post. He also collaborated with my own editor (and picture book author par excellence) Arthur Levine on the wonderful ode to working parents and their children, MONDAY IS ONE DAY. Yes, it’s Julian Hector! A trio of huzzahs for Julian!
Aw, look at this little guy, iddint he the most adorable thing ever?
One of these days we’ll meet in person, Julian and I, but for now I’m gonna celebrate his work with this stunningly generous multibook giveaway! I know what you’re thinking – “well gee whiz Mike, I want to give you a balloon animal because you are just such a swell guy.” I am, in fact, an extremely swell guy, thank you for noticing.
But enough about me – to enter, just leave a comment on this post about a picture book author, illustrator, or author/illustrator whose work you admire as much as I admire Julian’s, which is to say, a whole lot. I’ll randomly select a winner, who will receive an Indiebound order (from the indie store of that person’s choice) that includes three selections from the Julian Hector ouvre – the aforementioned MONDAY IS ONE DAY (illustrated by Julian, written by Arthur A. Levine), THE GENTLEMAN BUG (written and illustrated by Julian), and THE LITTLE MATADOR (also written and illustrated by Julian).
I’ll take entries until, oh, midnight on Friday, September 16. The winner shall experience feelings of tremendous glee and contentment and own three awesome picture books by one of the rising stars in the biz. The winner will also have to wait a couple of weeks, because I have a deadline and I’ve already spent too much time goofing around on the old bloggy wog, but it’s three free books, for crying out loud! What, you’re gonna complain? I HAVE DECREED IT TO BE SO, AND SO IT SHALL BE. Got it? Ready? OK GO!
P.S. Just so you know, the contest is closed. Thanks to everyone who entered!