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September 11, 2013

EVERYONE IS CLIMBING

This Saturday the first book that I both wrote and illustrated EVERYONE IS CLIMBING is officially for sale! It is all about my most favorite thing to do when I’m not in the studio or with Casey: rock climbing. Please join me at Brooklyn Boulders for the launch this Saturday at 10 AM for reading, drawing, and tying knots with red vines.

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The book is a bit unusual as it is a collaboration between NYC’s premier rock climbing gym Brooklyn Boulders and myself. Last year they commissioned me to do a bunch of climbing cartoons for their blog. Here’s one:

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These got us talking about making a children’s book about climbing, which just happens to be something I’ve wanted to do since I’ve been a little kiddo tied to a rock wall.

The process, from sketching…

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To me going climbing again and again for inspiration…

Dyno

To writing the book and making the finished art…

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Has been a BLAST.

So please join me this Saturday, tell your friends, and/or just go climbing! This book is currently only being sold through Brooklyn Boulders, so if you’d like a copy contact the folks at Brooklyn Boulders here. You can also see more about the book on the site they created for it everyoneisclimbing.com

I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

Oh, did I mention the book also features a handy diagram for tying a figure 8 knot?

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AND and climbing pattern I’ve designed as endpapers? (Fabric people–you can go right ahead and contact me about licensing that guy.)

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SEE YOU SATURDAY!