David Macaulay's The Way We Work

When I was ten my local public library held a drawing contest, judged by David Macaulay. My mom was a big fan, and she had shown me Underground and I was deeply inspired. Long story short, I won, my prize an autographed copy of Pyramid. I don't think I can overestimate the impact this sort of external validation had on my artistic self-esteem, and from then on I started thinking of myself as an artist, and never really stopped.

I continued to be a big Macaulay fan, and Gene and I were lucky enough to visit his show when we were in Washington, D.C. for ALA a couple of years ago. I was blown away by how much work he puts into his art, and how successful he is at conveying complex ideas simply .

This is by way of letting you know how happy I am that this week's sponsor is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publisher of his new book The Way We Work. David Macaulay will be hosting a live webcast on the morning of October 7th to talk about his new book, and you're all invited. I'll definitely be there, so register today!

Our next appearances


October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)

November 15, 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Library System (Gene)

November 16, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (Gene)


Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)

March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)

April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)

June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)

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