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The inside story of Chapter One of El Deafo!

23 Mar

Hi there! I’m excited to present the first installment of a chapter-by-chapter deep dive into the world of El Deafo!

I’m making and editing and subtitling videos and posting them on YouTube. The first one will be visible starting at 10:00 AM today, Monday, March 23rd. Once the videos are up, they’re up for a long time, so you can watch them any time that suits you.

I’ll try to publish each new installment every Monday at 10:00 AM EST from here on out. I hope you’ll enjoy them!

Meanwhile, here’s Chapter One…followed by a few extra tidbits that I forgot to tell you about the first time around. Thanks so much for watching! Stay safe!

Jerry Bee fan art

29 Apr

I received some wonderful fan art following a recent school visit. Lots of great drawings of Sock Monkey and even a couple of me! Here’s a great Jerry Bee from Jaymari!


Happy Easter!

11 Apr

Here’s a little something that Tom carved, and that I painted…


Sock Monkey Cards of Christmas Past

20 Dec

Every year I make a Sock Monkey card for friends and family.

Here are a few favorites from years past:






Jerry Bee’s 8th Day of Christmas

16 Dec

Here’s the star of Bee-Wigged, Jerry Bee a’milking a cow for the Eighth Day of Christmas:


Bee People Video from “Bee-Wigged” Launch Party

6 Dec


Here’s the long-awaited Youtube video (slideshow, really) of photos taken of people posing with the Carnival Cut-Out Jerry Bee at the Bee-Wigged Launch Party. It was such a hit, I’m taking it to today’s booksigning and probably to many more events in the future….

Bee-Wigged Party was GREAT!

23 Nov

Wow! What a time!


We’re not sure how many people were there, but all 153 cupcakes were eaten!


The good folks at Ram’s Head Books handled the sales for us and said about 100 copies of Bee-Wigged were sold along with many, many┬áSock Monkey books. So that’s a great start for Jerry Bee!

And so were his first three public readings, by three All-Star Librarians … Brian Compton, Miss Allison and Cindy Minnick (below).


More photos to come!

The Make-your-own-bee crafts were a huge hit. I’ll be posting a lot of those photos as well as a blank BEE for you to try, too, if you missed the party…


FOR MORE BEE-WIGGED PARTY PHOTOS AND FUN: http://plasticpumpkins.blogspot.com/2008/11/bee-book-and-candy.html