A lot has happened since I last updated the blog! I was interviewed by Buzzfeed and NPR’s Here & Now. I signed contracts to work on new picture books, announced in Publishers Weekly! I became the official ambassador of the San Diego Book Crawl (more below). And now — my latest news:
LITTLE MUIR’S SONG is now available at Yosemite National Park, just in time for Earth Day!
Written by THE John Muir, illustrated by me — it was an absolute dream to bring this manuscript and character to life for this board book published by Yosemite Conservancy. Every sale benefits Yosemite National Park!
If you can’t make it to Yosemite this summer to get your copy (and the other merchandise I’ve made for Yosemite!), this book will officially launch to bookstores everywhere on August 13th, its formal release date. Pre-order at your favorite indie bookstore or site.
However, if you’re here in San Diego, I’ve got great news for you.
The San Diego Book Crawl is an event happening this weekend — April 27, 28 and 29th — across nine independent bookstores in San Diego that have banded together to offer giveaways, prizes, and great events all weekend. And I’m the official illustrator / ambassador this year!
This weekend, I’ll be illustrator-in-residence at FOUR of those bookstores — and at one of them, the non-profit Library Shop which benefits San Diego’s public library system — there will be an extremely exclusive, extremely limited release of Little Muir’s Song available! Pick yours up and follow me to one of my events:
I’ll be illustrator-in-residence, drawing and painting at:
- UC San Diego Bookstore on Saturday 4/27 from 10-2pm — with an array of boygirlparty merchandise!
- Library Shop on Saturday 4/27 from 4-6pm — with an extremely limited, exclusive release of LITTLE MUIR’S SONG by John Muir
- The Book Catapult on Sunday 4/28 from 11-1pm — with an array of boygirlparty merchandise!
- Warwick’s on Sunday 4/28 from 2-4pm, my Warwick’s debut!
But, there’s more going on with the San Diego Book Crawl / Independent Bookstore Day festivities:
If you visit (and shop) at 5 participating stores, you’ll win a tote I designed!
And if you visit (and shop) at 7 participating stores, you’ll win this pin!
And if you visit (and shop) at more than that, there is a drawing for some pretty huge prizes!
Should be a great time!
Meanwhile, if you’re in the Los Angeles area anytime this summer, I’ll be in a robot-themed group show titled “ROBOT REMIX: ART SHOW” opening May 4th at sp[a]ce gallery Pasadena, curated by Mark Todd:
During ROBOT REMIX, there will also be an exclusive, limited edition pin made just for the show! Details: https://space.ayzenberg.com
sp[a]ce is located at 39 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103
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L A S T L Y:
The shop is freshly updated with all kinds of new pins and keychains! Find them at: https://shop.boygirlparty.com/collections/_new/
A portion of sales from this Pangolin pin benefit pangolin conservation:
If you’d like to see more about what’s happening in my studio, please consider backing me on Patreon where I regularly share my ceramic work, paintings in progress, and more! Thanks so much!