Feb 9


Today at Thomas J. Rusk Academy of Fine Arts (TJR for short), I was greeted with fine art indeed. The entire stage was covered with banners and posters welcoming me and giving out some encouraging phrases–and not only my own! There was so much art, I don’t have room to post it all! There was even a list of questions for me (which they all remembered to ask) including one I’ve never gotten before about my favorite font. Good one, Maren!


Here with one of TJR’s young artists. I got to sign Elia’s wonderful drawing of me. Like I told her, she’s very talented and has a keen eye for great subject matter!

After three shows for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, I signed a bunch of books (and some more of their talented artwork), I had lunch, and then I met with some of the book club kids for even more questions. They had been thinking of them a long time before I arrived and it showed.

I even got a look at Zolan’s graphic novels. He’s very talented and he gave me an autographed copy of one of his drawings. Very cool!

Thanks to Mrs. Colgan for having me out. Thanks to Kayla for the welcome note. Thanks again to Maren for the great question (I can’t wait to see your books in bookstores). Thanks to Zolan for the drawing (I’m ready to see your comic books in bookstores, too). Thanks Elia, and all the other young artists who created such welcoming artwork. And a big thanks to all the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at TJR. You were more than welcoming with all of your fine art!


Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.