I love Autumn. There is something about the cool air, and the crisp small of turning leaves that gets me inspired.
Hey all! To my fellow fans of YA literature and comic books – Believe In Wonder Publishing and yours truly will be guest panelist this weekend at Rose City Comic Con! Cool huh? Here are the details:
How to Survive the Apocalypse: Can Story Save Us?
Room: Panel Room 7
Time: Saturday, Sept. 19,12:00PM - 12:50PM
Description: For hundreds of thousands of years, humans have used storytelling to pass down survival myths—teaching their children and community. Today our culture has new myths. And lots of them. The apocalypse is booming in young adult fiction, comics, and movies. Does this stem from our disconnection from Nature? Is it climate change, drought, and overpopulation that terrify us? What are we seeking from this new mythology? Why are today’s kids so compelled by dystopian parables? Is it possible that they represent hope for a better tomorrow? Can story help us survive the impending onslaught?
Tony Deis: founder Trackers Earth, which serves 15K+ kids per year)
Brian Parker: owner of Believe In Wonder Publishing, and author of YA novel Crow in the Hollow: A New World Fantasy and graphic novel You Can Rely on Platypi
Aaron Duran: founder of Geek in the City Comics, producer of Geek in the City Radio, and comic writer and creator.
Paul Gaunin: Eisner nominee, Inkpot Award winner, co-founder of Periscope Studio.
Carmen Merlot: Director, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management.
Check out my family! My brother Marcus has always been a huge inspiration for me, and I'm glad that others are recognizing how extraordinary of a man he is. He was always a great big brother to us – attentive and always down for fun. It's great to see my nieces getting to experience that kind of a person in their lives. I'm so proud of him, my sister Trecina, and their amazing girls.#Ilovemyfamily #believeinwonder BTW: Like those shirts ya'll.
Check out the recording of my first radio interview! We covered a lot of information about me, Believe In Wonder, and our upcoming artist residency at Portland Children's Museum. Thanks for having me on today, André. You're doing it big, and I'm honored you thought of me for your debut broadcast. smile emoticon#BCCBrownhall #BelieveInWonder
Hey all! Josie, Victor, and I have been hard at work on getting our publishing company off the the ground, and we've been met with so much positive energy, prayers, and good fortune that we feel truly blessed. The work we hope to do will have a positive effect on the imaginations of creativity of the young and young at heart, and we are truly excited to be on this journey together. You can be a part of this journey too! By purchasing a Believe In Wonder Publishing t-shirt you are helping us broaden our impact at events around the PNW, and get the word out about the company. And as an added bonus, everybody who posts a picture of themselves wearing their t-shirt will get a free digital copy of You Can Rely on Platypi Book 3 – due out this Fall. Thanks! #believeinwonder