Cool! My biography, Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature (2012), has a cameo appearance in Adrian Tomine‘s Optic Nerve #13. (Click on the strip to see a larger version.)
Appropriately, the context is an affirmation of – and some nostalgia for – print culture. If you don’t have a copy of the biography (and would like one), then my advice is to avoid the ebook and buy the paperback. Only the paperback edition has Chris Ware’s full cover. The hardcover truncates it, and the ebook has only the front cover. Also, the 88 illustrations look much better in print than they do in the ebook version.
A hearty thank-you to Adrian Tomine for mentioning my book in his work! In the spirit of a strip later in this narrative (after you click on the link, scroll down), I’m going to handwrite him a thank-you note now.
Also, check out:
- Adrian Tomine’s website
- New Yorker cover for 16 September 2013, by Adrian Tomine
- Tomine’s Optic Nerve No. 13 (Drawn & Quarterly, 2013)
Finally, thanks to Dave Ball for calling my attention to this!