Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Beyond tea

If you can't afford to have me for tea (and at those prices, who can blame you?) it might be wiser to just bid for me playing the drums...

(I do not play drums. Even when I was in a band I did not play drums.)

It's one of an amazing bunch of things that have just gone up on ebay from the CBLDF, who appear to have released everything cool they've been sitting on this year all at once. You want a character from the Sandman 20th Anniversary poster? You want the background from the Sandman Anniversary poster? The last of the "altfanthingie" Jill Thompson tee shirts? You want the Sandman-Hellboy crossover drawn by Mike Mignola and me?

In addition to the drawing by me and Mike, there's also drawings by me and Jeff Smith, Colleen Doran, Paul Pope, Larry Marder, Jim Valentino, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke, David Gianfelice, Eduardo Risso, Jeffrey Brown (I think this one may be my favourite), Kyle Baker and Nikki Cooke... You want one? You know someone who would like one for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, Mithrastide, or I'm-An-Atheist-But-I-Don't-See-Why-I-Can't-Have-A-Party-And-Presents-Day?

Then you go to this ebay link, and go shopping for the Holidays...


And when all of those things are done and gone and sold, M+E designs will still be there, Emma Straub and Michael Fusco, making amazingly cool posters.

Also, I got a happy call from my editor to say that The Graveyard Book is now in its seventh week on the New York Times children's list. (Two weeks at number one, then a drop to number six, and the last four weeks sitting cheerfully at number four.) I haven't wanted to say anything for fear of jinxing it, but it makes me much happier to still be at number four than it ever did to get to number one. Number One meant that I went on tour and we made a lot of noise; seven weeks later, Number Four means that people are telling each other about the book, and buying it on word of mouth, and that makes me happier than anything.)

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