Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Booking Appearances For 2010

I hope everyone had a great holiday! I'm really excited about 2010 - we have a lot of projects in the works, including the long-awaited release of Amelia Rules! Vol5: The Tweenage Guide To Not Being Unpopular.

I'll be traveling a lot this coming year and am currently putting together a personal appearance schedule for 2010. If you're interested in hosting one of my presentations at your school, library, or other event, send me a message and we'll try to make that happen!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year,

Friday, August 28, 2009

Get Your Daily Dose of Amelia

Starting immediately, I will be sending out a direct link to "The Daily Rules" via Twitter. We thought it would be a fun way to bring Amelia directly to you.

The Tweets will go out 3:30EST. You can follow me at: jimmygownley

Of course I will also Twitter about other comic-related things, like my progress on the latest books, release dates, appearances & book tours, and random thoughts about life in general.

And of course you can feel free to ask me any questions as well.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Gearing Up For SDCC

Hard to believe that SDCC 2009 is only a week away. I'll be at booth 2207, be sure to stop by. In addition to all the Amelia Rules! graphic novels, I'll also have a brand new limited edition print and new t-shirts for sale, which are a SDCC exclusive.

As a guest of SDCC this year, I get to have my own "Spotlight On" panel (totally cool). It will take place on Thursday from 1-2 in room 10. My wife Karen & I will discuss the journey of Amelia Rules! - how I went from drawing a comic in my basement to landing an 8-book deal with Simon & Schuster, and how you can do it too. I always like talking about the process of creating comics and self-publishing. It will be an informal discussion with lots of Q&A, so I hope to see you there!
Afterwards will be my autograph session in AA3 from 2-3.

Other panels I'll be a part of are:
Comics In The Classroom. Saturday 2:30-3:30 Room 4
Comics For All Ages. Sunday 1:30-2:30 Room 3
The Cultural Shift. Sunday 2:30-3:30 Room 3

Additionally, I'll be signing books at the Mysterious Galaxy booth (1119) on Sunday at 10am

It will be a busy convention, but I'm sure great as always. Can't wait to see everyone!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Signed Bookplates Now Available!

Available for a limited time – I’m offering personalized autographed bookplates with an original Amelia sketch to those who purchase the new Simon & Schuster edition of Amelia Rules! Vol 1: The Whole World’s Crazy.

What you need to do:
-Email proof of purchase to karen@ameliarules.com. Proof of purchase can be copy of store receipt or internet receipt from online purchase

-Include your name & address, along with the name of the person you would like the bookplate signed to.
If no name is specified, bookplate will simply be autographed.

All bookplates are professionally made on archival quality, acid-free paper and will feature an original sketch of Amelia McBride.
They will be sent in a secured envelope, standard USPS.

Because of demand, I can only provide bookplates for the new Simon & Schuster edition of Vol 1.

Thanks for your support!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hot Hot Hot!

Hi Guys,

Graphic Novel Reporter has named Amelia Rules! "The Whole World's Crazy" one of the "Hottest Graphic Novels for Summer." You can read about that here. Plus, John Hogan conducted a nice new interview with me here. The interview covers self-publishing, the move to Simon and Schuster, as well as the exclusive revelation of the title for Volume 6!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Great New Interview

While I was out in California, I was interviewed by cartoonist Justin Thompson for his "Comics Coast to Coast" show. The interview was conducted at No. 1 Snoopy Place, in Charles Schulz's studio, just 4 feet away from where he drew Peanuts for over 20 years. So maybe that explains why it's the best interview I've ever done. Justin was a great host and we covered topics ranging from self-publishing, to self-confidence (I know quite a bit about both)... From drawing equipment, to growing up in Girardville, PA. and selling comic books out of my school locker.

You can download it for free at iTunes, or hey, just follow this link.

Also, check out Justin's comic Mythtickle. It's beautifully drawn, and really really funny.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hey guys.

So, Simon and Schuster has prepared a little "About Jimmy Gownley" site as part of their "Authors Revealed" series.  It's mostly  Q and A stuff, but they also have little 30 second video interviews I did on my last trip to New York. They're kind of fun... half way between a job interview, and speed dating, but without the pressure. 

So, check out this link to find out the answers to such burning questions as: What are may favorite books? What do I consider my best quality? Can I successfully count to 7? (Spoiler alert: no.)

Oh, and you can also order the book there too. 
Just sayin...

Monday, March 9, 2009

California Tourin’!

Starting March 14th, I’ll be appearing at several places in Sunny California, to promote the upcoming Simon and Schuster release of “The Whole World’s Crazy।” Come on out and say “Hi!”

Saturday, March 14th -Charles M. Schulz Museum
1:00-3:00 pm
2301 Hardies Lane
Santa Rosa, California 95403
- Artist in residence
Sketching, signing, art demonstration

Tuesday, March 17th -Charles M. Schulz Museum
9:30-12:00 noon
2301 Hardies Lane
Santa Rosa, California 95403
-Sponsoring schools; one day for homeschools, girl scouts

Wednesday, March 18th -Hicklebees
3:00-4:30 pm
1378 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
-Public meet-and-greet at store

Thursday, March 19th -
Los Altos Library
170 State Street
4:00-5:00 pm
Los Altos, CA 94022
-Signing and Presentation

Sunday, March 22nd -Cartoon Art Museum
1:00-3:00 pm
Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
-Artist in residence Sketching, signing, art demonstration

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Join Jimmy on Facebook

Wanna keep up on the day to day progress of Amelia Rules! Volume 5,
as well as get sneak peaks at the upcoming Simon and Schuster editions?
Then just search for "Jimmy Gownley" on facebook, and befriend me! I'll be doing
daily updates, as well as posting pics and videos from all the upcoming Amelia events.

Join me, and together we will waste time with the best of them.