Whose Charlotte, you may ask? If you don’t know, you will know very soon. Charlotte is Chelsea Clinton’s new baby daughter, born this week. She is also of course the granddaughter of Hillary and Bill. When I first heard the news, I was very happy for them all, including the father Marc. But then I started worrying: will she be dressed in pink? Wear bows and sparkles, only be given dolls, tea sets, and toy kitchens? I imagine she will play with those things but also play with legos, trucks, climb trees and play sports, she will love to get dirty as much as she loves to paint her nails. Charlotte has a strong act to follow in her mother and her grandmother, but they are terrific role models. I wish her well.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a book signing, in part because my most recent book, Women On Men, is an ebook. But with print-on-demand, it can be printed, and my publisher printed a whole bunch of copies and I was invited to sign them at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC on Saturday. D.C. is my hometown– it will be nice to return for the weekend.
Here is a podcast for the Library of Congress, where Martha Kennedy, director of the Prints and Drawings Division interviews me on my work and book. I also was invited to donate some of my work to the collection, and it is a great honor for me to do so.
If you would to purchase a discounted signed, with drawing, copy of Women On Men, write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
With every national “entertainment” event on television—be it the Grammys, the Oscars, the Tonys, the Olympics, a last or first episode of a very popular TV show like Mad Men, the State Of The Union Address, or the Emmys, I am compelled to live-tweet draw my impressions of what I see. Recently, I have been hired to do so for various sites: NewYorker.com, Medium.com’s The Nib, BET.com, TheaterMania.com. It’s a lot of fun, and its a way to communicate with my audience– a way to share in the event that is not just words (although I do use words sometimes in the drawing, and in the tweets). I love this, and hope to continue to do them. The Vine recently wrote and called my Emmy sketches “beautiful,” and Jezebel wrote about my Olympic drawings for The New Yorker.
If you would like to see all of my drawings that I did last night for the Emmys, go to The NIb, link here. Enjoy!