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More LEGO City!


Released this week is another one of my LEGO City books—Catch That Crook! These have been great fun to write, especially since LEGO insists on including plenty of jokes, gags, and slapstick. No problem! I’m happy to comply.
And if you’ve been keeping up with Clownblog at all, you’ll know that we’ve enjoyed seeing all of our Clown Commandos characters come to life in true LEGO minifig fashion. In fact, I’m growing into a LEGO fan all over again!
If you’re a LEGO or LEGO City fan (or know of a young one who needs a new early reader) you can order a copy of Catch That Crook! below.


Chuggington: Brewster’s Little Helper



I have three books being released this month! The first book happens to be my third Chuggington book: Brewster’s Little Helper. If you have a young fan at home, he or she would enjoy this fun book filled with the same vibrant and unique art from the show.



Continuing Clown Commandos


Today, the Clown Commandos saga continues with the worldwide release of Clown Commandos Issue #5: Mortal Clownbat!
Scott McFadden and I are having a great time telling the story of a squad of elite soldiers from a parallel universe where clowns evolved into super soldiers. Of course, when these clowns become trapped in our universe, the don’t get the respect they’re used to because… well… they’re clowns!
If you don’t have our innovative Clown Commandos comic book app installed on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch… what are you waiting for?!!!


Clown Commandos #3


We just released the third installment of the Clown Commandos iPhone comic series. To download issue #3, simply open your CC app and navigate to the page that lists all your installed comic issues. You’ll see Issue 03 ready for download!
What? You don’t have the Clown Commandos digital comic book app for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch? The innovative action/adventure series that’s the first to feature real sound FX? Then what are you waiting for?!!
Download the free app here and see what’s going down with the clowns!
And be sure to like Clown Commandos on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
Cover art by Diego Toro




Now available: The first book in a brand new book series based on the hit movies–Night of the Dragons! This is the first in a new series where Nick Daley (son of night guard, Larry Daley) embarks on his own journey through the museum, meets exciting new exhibits, and faces the biggest challenges of his life!



Green Lantern: High-Tech Terror


My first Green Lantern Book is now available–Green Lantern: High-Tech Terror. I was a huge GL fan as a kid and got to rediscover the current series while researching this book. Sometimes I get to read comic books for a living! How cool is that?
This book is part of the DC Super Heroes series from Stone Arch Books and was written inside the current Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps comic series continuity–but created for a younger audience. So if there are any GL fans out there who want to introduce their young readers to the fearless Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern Corps, or even the Sinestro Corps, I recommend this book as well as any others in the series.
Okay, geek time is over.



Chuggington: The Chugger Championship


Released today is the first of my Chuggington books, The Chugger Championship. For those unfamiliar with Chuggington, the show airs on Playhouse Disney, all the train characters are called “chuggers,” and they live and work in a town called Chuggington. This 8X8 picture book tells about the exciting tale of their big race around town and through the countryside!

With only a few sentences per page and bright colorful images pulled directly from the show, I’d recommend this for anyone just learning to read and/or fans of the show.

As they say in Chuggington, it’s train-tastic!


The Penguins of Madagascar: Skipper’s Log

Released today — The Penguins of Madagascar: Skipper’s Log!
Written completely from Skipper’s point of view, I had a fun time getting inside his head. Hopefully, I did a good job and you’ll hear his voice as you read. Who knows… you might even get a little swagger in your step when you’re done.


Clown Commandos Have Landed on iTunes!

iPhone app screen shot cover

I’m announcing the launch of the official Clown Commandos comic book apps! Created with my good friend, Scott McFadden, we’ve been working on this project for years and have finally found a cool medium on which to tell the CC saga!

The story is about a squad of heroes from an alternate universe where clowns evolved into elite soldiers. They become trapped in our world and must survive in a reality where no one takes them seriously.

There are many comic book apps out there but ours are some of the very few written specifically for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. We’ve also set ourselves apart by creating one of the first comics (if not THE first) to add interactive sound effects! You know those “BAMS!” you see in comics? Well, now you can hear the BAM with a tap of your finger!
iPhone app screen shot
You can find our apps in the iTunes store here.

To learn more about Clown Commandos, visit the official website: clowncommandos.com

Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, or the official blog: clownblog.com


LEGO CiTY: Build This City!


My first LEGO City book comes out this month–Build this City! My brother and I grew up playing with a tub full of LEGOs so writing these books was like visiting an old friend. Of course, the LEGOs today are vastly superior to the ones we had in our day. I’m a bit jealous, actually.

If your child is learning to read or is a LEGO fan or likes watching construction machinery or… all three, he or she should enjoy this book.