Archive for October, 2009

Dolltopia featured in Portland’s “Just Out”

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Check out this nice piece on Dolltopia in Portland, OR’s Just Out!

Dolltopia Cupcake Tour – The Cupcakery and the Beguiling!

Monday, October 19th, 2009

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We just got back from an amazing trip to Toronto!

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City Sweet Tooth Comic! SWEET party 2009!

Friday, October 16th, 2009

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Click here to read it at The L Magazine!

Dolltopia and Salt Water Taffy in Toronto! Friday, 10/16!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

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Matt Loux and I are coming to Toronto this Friday! Come to our event and say hi! There will be cupcakes.

Super Wow!

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

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This weekend is another crazy one since I’m covering the NYC Wine and Food Festival, but I just had to take some time out to check out the Super Wow show and it was amazing!

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Dolltopia cupcake tour dates!

Friday, October 9th, 2009

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My new book Dolltopia is out! It’s a fun and quirky tale about dolls who are tired of being controlled by humans, so they start their own society, and you can read a preview here! It’s not exactly food related, BUT, my publisher, Green Candy Press, is sending me on a book tour with cupcakes! That’s right, a cupcake tour! In October and November I will be making numerous stops in New York, New England, Canada, and the West Coast, with local cupcakes at each appearance. I am having my friends at Cupcakes Take the Cake help me with recommendations along the way (though some choices may be dictated purely by location and if they can deliver). I am open to readers’ cupcake suggestions as well. My intention is to photograph them along the way and blog about them as the tour happens. Come out and meet me, check out Dolltopia, and have a cupcake! Also at each stop, if you bring in a made-over or punked out doll, you could win a free autographed copy of Dolltopia! Tour dates below: (more…)

Dolltopia written up on USA Today’s Pop Candy!

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Check it out!

Dolltopia preview at PW Comics Week – Panel Mania!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Dolltopia on PW Comics Week Panel Mania!

Cupcake Tour – Chikalicious at GRNY!

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

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Last night’s signing at GRNY was a blast! The staff there (especially the manager, Mark) was so helpful and nice. I have been a longtime fan of Giant Robot magazine, so signing at one of their shops was a big thrill for me!

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The Case of the Stolen Dolltopias!

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

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I’m writing this post on the chance it may help other people who this could happen to. Friday night, while I was signing books at the Rocketship party (Party report here!) a box of my author copies of Dolltopia was stolen from my doorstep! My uncle had dropped them off for me an hour before I got home (because I had my publisher ship them to my uncle’s doorman building), when I got home they were gone. My doorstep is on the side of the building’s front stairs and not visible from the street. The thief would have had to go past our gate (a low gate with no lock), up our walkway, and to the side of the front stairs to even see the box. I’ve had things dropped off there with no incident before, but obviously won’t risk it again after this. I was stunned and felt devastated, I’d never been robbed before. The books would have no value to a thief who was probably hoping for something like a TV or computer and was stuck with a heavy box of graphic novels! That could have been the end of it, but the next day I took a chance and called around to several local book stores in case the thief had tried to sell them. It turns out he tried to sell them to a local used bookstore (Pranga Books, to whom I am very grateful! Also a shout out goes to the folks at Heights Books who suggested I call Pranga!) and when the owner questioned him on where he got the books, the guy ran away, leaving the books at the store. I have them back now and am so happy I was able to resolve it myself and get the books back less than 24 hours after the robbery! This morning I went to file a police report and they were not very helpful. I had to insist to file the report! Since I had my property back, they said it wasn’t necessary but I wanted to be sure the incident was recorded. So after some pressing, they let me file one. They said I should have called them when I got the books back but I had to rush to my GRNY signing (Party report here!) right after I got them, so this was my first free moment to do it. What a crazy weekend!