Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Tale of Two Dogs

My friend and illustrator extraordinaire, Jen Hill, aka Jenny Elegance, will soon release her first children's book. Here's a preview:



You may recognize Jen's work from another book she illustrated. She has a damn fine blog too.

If you like to read books to your kids or need something to give someone else's kid, get some here.

26 comments:

rob said...

does she want the commission for the g:tb sportswear catalogue? that works seems pretty gheorghey.

zman said...

Danny Elegance, the other member of the Elegance family, took the gig.

hjill said...

PS this sounds pretentious but correction: it's my second book. Remember the little Perez Hilton one I did? I also wrote and illustrated one in 5th grade but that doesn't count. It was called 'Dickle Pickle'. That's right. Dickle.

T.J. said...

Labels, please.

zman said...

I have a link to the Perez Hilton book! In this post! I should have said that this is the first book you wrote. Other than "Pick a Dick" or whatever that was.

Squeaky said...

Little known fact: Zman hangs out with a lot of children’s book authors. My son stops at every sewer drain and yells, “Gutterfish!”, much to the bewilderment of passer-bys, based on reading him this book which is one of his favorites. That author is also a good friend of the Zman.

Mz. Elegance, you’ll have at least one sale here.

Marls said...

That is pronounced El-lay-gance, right?

rob said...

tribe/hofstra on espn3. you know you want to.

Igor said...

Wizards and Tribe were both up 6 or 7 last I looked. Expecting both will lose.

rob said...

tribe wins! ye of little faith.

rob said...

percy seems like kind of a dick.

Mark said...

I'm only reading rap lyrics to my kid.

rob said...

i did it like this/i did it like that/i did it with a wiffle ball bat

TR said...

Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant to shit to me
Straight out racist that sucker was
Motherfuck him and John Wayne.

Mark said...

You left out "simple and plain", TR. But a very worthy entry nonetheless.

zman said...

My jimmy weighs a ton.

Igor said...

Our late great friend Flynn had a high school buddy Rob Clark who writes children's books. In Flynn's eulogy it was brought up that after Rob had written his very first book, he sent an e-mail out to his cronies announcing it. The e-mail reply from Flynn was read out loud, and it was sincere and glowing and impressed and highly complimentary, but it was appended by an apology in advance. Moments after Rob Clark got the first e-mail response, a second came in that CC'ed all the other guys: "What's the hardest part of writing children's books? Telling your parents you're gay."

Yep, that was Flynn. Rob went on to write a book called "Flynndini Lives!" in his memory. Available here.

rob said...

tribe baseball in gainesville for a three-game series against top-ranked florida this weekend. time to hate mark for a bit.

http://www.tribeathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=25100&ATCLID=205385354

Dave said...

maybe i should abandon my dream to write a sci-fi epic about tiny droid robots in the jungle and write a children's book instead. i don't have any droid robots, but i do have children. and a dog.

zman said...

Stick with trying to write a sentence a day.

Squeaky said...

Ouch.

Dave said...

trying? how about accomplishing!

zman said...

I think that many of your sentences are actually two or three sentences crammed together.

Shlara said...

I think Zman and Dave are going to throw down on 3/3. Looks like I'm off the hook.

zman said...

Dave and I are going to have a fruit fight in which Dave won't bust a grape. Then Mark and I will fight like James Bond in the octagon with two razors. Then Shlara and I will engage in our scheduled jello wrestling bout. Gheorghe agreed to referee all this.

Dave said...

i will bite zman's ear like it's 1997. and then i will hit him with a wok and squeeze a grapefruit in his eye like it's 1991.

it will be ugly fruit.