Archive for the year of the beasts
My 2012 lit count
5 short stories.
“Always the Same. Till it’s Not.” Zombie Story Apex Magazine
“Wallflower” Vertigo Comics Ghosts #1 illustrated by Amy Reeder
“The Marker” in the anthology AFTER ed. by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
“Brother. Prince. Snake.” A Prince Lindworm retelling on Tor.com
“To Grandmother’s House” A Red Riding Hood retelling YA Review Net
Proud editor of the YA/C Section at the LA Review of Books . We had a great 2012. Including first ePub ht.ly/gsiPC . The one piece I wrote over LA Review of Books blog was about making art when going through trauma.
Also I loved being the Correspondence Coordinator for Letters for Kids at The Rumpus. So delighted by all the Letters for Kids for @The_Rumpus ht.ly/gsfGg more letters coming at you in 2013. Hope you will subscribe.
Happy 2013, all!
I’ll be at the NY Comic Con this weekend. Here are my panels. Please come and say hello!
Saturday, October 13 1:30-2:30pm
HOCUS POCUS: MAGIC & MONSTERS IN SCI FI AND FANTASY. , followed by a signing by all participating authors. With: Andrea Cremer, Cecil Castellucci, Jacqueline Carey, Jocelynn Drake, Kim Harrison, Max Gladstone, Richard Kadrey, Victoria Schwab.
Sunday, Oct. 14, 4:00 – 5:00PM
Getting Graphic with Girls: Empowering Girls and Addressing Issues through Paneled Pictures, with Cecil Castellucci, Colleen Venable, and Lucy Knisley (Room 1A01)
Come and say HI!!!
Oh my lovely people who are also going to the Nerd Prom that is Comic Con! Won’t you come and say hello?
Thursday, July 12
Friday, July 13
Sunday, July 15
11am Signing The Year of the Beasts w/ Nate Powell Macmillan Children’s booth 1220
12:00-1:00 Kids Draw!— How do comics get made? Find out in this interactive program where kids create their own characters that four graphic novelists will integrate into a story. With authors Zack Giallongo (Broxo), Dave Roman and John Green (Teen Boat!), and Rafael Rosado (Giants Beware!). Moderated by Cecil Castellucci (LA Review of Books). Room 11AB
Hello All Librarians and Author friends!
I’m tabling in Artists Alley at Booth 480 all weekend! Come and say hi! I’ll have all of my books for sale, swag from my older books (Geektastic pocket protectors! Beige Bookmarks! Plain Jane/Minx posters!) and I’ll be raffling off two original limited edition prints by Nate Powell from The Year of the Beasts.
Behold the beauty of the print.
I’ll also be on the Graphic Novel stage Fri. at 5:30 PM
And Sun. I’m on a panel at 4PM (Re)telling Stories Hilton Hotel Room AvilaB with a ton of coolio people.
Please come and say hello! And bring me a coffee or a juice!
Can’t wait to see you!
Hello my fine friends! It’s finally here! The Year of the Beasts written by me and illustrated by Nate Powell is finally here!
“…a poignant and entertaining mixture of storytelling and nightmare.”–VOYA
Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food . . . and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone’s love and friendship to the test. Alternating chapters of prose and comics are interwoven in this extraordinary novel that will break your heart and crack it wide open at the same time.
I prefer if you go to your local indiebound bookstore, but you can also get it online at Amazon and B&N where it is also available as an e-book. And remember, you can always order signed copies from Skylight Books. (of this book or any of my books!)
I’m doing a GIVE AWAY of 2 copies of The Year of the Beasts (illustrated by Nate Powell) since I received my author copies! Please draw me the picture of the mythical monster that crouches inside of you and post it in comments here. (or over at facebook or twitter @misscecil )
And PS. the launch party will be May 22nd at Skylight Books in Los Angeles.
I’m going to be at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) this weekend. It’s at the Toronto Public Library at 789 Yonge Street and it’s free! I’ll be at the Librarian and Educator day on Friday for the author luncheon. Then I’m tabling with Nate Powell, the illustrator of my new novel The Year of the Beasts! We’ll be on the second floor so come on by and say hello. I’ll have books for sale.
My panel is on Sunday, May 6, 2012 | The Pilot 22 Cumberland Ave.
2:00 – 3:15 – Making Comics: The Process
Creators discuss how they make comics: what’s the process of writing and drawing that they go through to create individual creative projects? When a comic varies from only writing to nonfiction journalism to fantasy, how does the process change? With Mike Dawson, Adam Warren, Cecil Castellucci, and Kagan McLeod. Moderator: Tina Coleman
Have just received a few ARCs of my new hybrid graphic novel The Year of the Beasts (illustrated by Nate Powell.) Am going to give two away. Enter here, my blog or on twitter. Post your name in the comments (or at reply me @misscecil ) and Friday I will choose a winner at random.