GROUND CONTROL TO MONSTER TOM ………………….. The Monster Book Launch Party
Thank you so much to all of you who came to say Hello and get your photo taken with the monster. You can check out all the cool photo booth pictures in this special Flickr photoset. (If you took your own photos at the party, please post them to the Daily Monster Flickr Group, or send them to me and I’ll do it for you.)
A great big thanks to Tim Moraitis for making the pictures happen, to Jona Frank for helping us get everything beautifully lit, to Elizabeth Thinnes for hooking me up with Steve Babcock at the Universal Studios Sign Shop, who made the monster, to Mac Barnett at 826LA who let us use the store for the event, and to Amy Orringer at 826LA, without whom the party would’ve been me alone in a room without food, light, chairs, music, or people! Thank you also to all the great volunteers at 826LA who helped set up and run the event, and to my friend Jen Stone who keeps stepping into the breach. You’re all so very generous to help me, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.
I hope you had a good time, too!
It was so lovely to see all of you. A special shout-out goes to Mr. Terry Tolleson, one of the top story contributors in the book. Terry packed his family on a plane to came to the party from Austin, Texas to celebrate. That’s dedication! I love that!
In the months to come I hope that I’ll get to meet more of you as I go back on the road a bit. If you’d like to get your photo taken with the big monster, come see me at the F&W booth at Book Expo America from May 29th to June 1st at the L.A. Convention Center or at the Impact Books booth at Comic-Con on June 7th and 8th.
Of course, before that will come another full month of Daily Monsters starting on April 1st, and I’m sure we’ll have some more fun between now and then, too, if for no other reason than 344 LOVES YOU