My friend Heather Gruenthal is the president of CSLA (California School Library Association) for this year, and she asked me to do the logo for the conference. It was her idea to have it be an homage to Hamilton, which I think is very clever.
I did isolated versions of the male and female silhouettes, to make it easier to use them as incidental images here and there and everywhere. I'll probably use them in my high school library somehow.
Look, it's Bertina! your favorite library demon from SMELLS LIKE LIBRARY (the comic)!
You can get this delightful image on a coffee mug HERE,
-or as a quality art print HERE!
This is one of Bertina's darker moods. She actually loves her job, and feels passionate about books and reading. But she's also an overachiever, and sometimes that can wear you down, especially at a time when libraries are under-funded and under-appreciated.
Other products available in my Society6 store HERE.
|Imagine this with "In This Style 10/6" replaced with "636.8" Because that's the Dewey Decimal classification for cats, you know!|
The student who first urged me to get these books was in the library this morning, and said doubtfully, "We don't have Girl of Nightmares, yet, do we?"
I said, "Why, yes, we DO! It just came in a few days ago."
"REALLY?! 'Cause I will borrow the shit out of that!"
I didn't even bother to say anything about the language, since it was used in such elated library context.
NOTE: We still have no actual book budget from the district, these new books I manage to get are all purchased through the "Amazon Associates Program," which is an ongoing fundraiser in which the school gets 4% of anything purchased through a specific link.
|#1 in the "Song of Ice & Fire" series|
|#1 in "Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone" series|
|#1 in "Shadowmarch" series|
|#1 in the "Acacia" trilogy|
|#2 in the "Eyes of God" series, but the BEST cover illustration ever, right?|
Toward the end of the second book in the series I ran across the following line that sells the whole thing, as far as I'm concerned.
"I think you've brought poison into my library, Baron Glass."
That one line is all I need to be totally hooked. And I wish MY name was "Baron Glass."
My favorite is Science Fiction of the 30's, compiled by Damon Knight, copyright 1975 Bobbs-Merrill.
|The captions read: (L) "Get Out! Beat it! Scram!" he shouted at the giggling, gibbering creatures--|
(R) The great, idiotic heads, the silly grins, and giggles--those giggles would drive him crazy.
I'm keeping that one for myself. It's too fragile and cool.