I went with greenygal
to Small Press Expo
was supposed to come put came up sick; greenygal
got her hardcopies of Check Please!
There was, as always, a lot of incredible talent on display! The stand-out for me was the art for Return of the Dapper Men
(available from TopShelf
)-- I talked to the artist Janet Lee
brief, and looked a some pages of artwork she had brought. It's decoupage!
Also, I picked up an A to Z minicomic of dinosaurs. It was adorable, and I wound up talking to the artist about opposite birds
. There weren't nearly enough dinosaur or science books this year, in my opinion, but I admit it's a niche interest.
When we were gearing up to leave, we chatted with a librarian from NY (city or state, I don't know) about some of the middle-readers we'd seen. She was there on a press pass, so I hope she can get a good story and write-ups for some of the more interesting books into the library trade publications. There are a lot of really interesting and diverse works out there that need more exposure.