Earlier this year we let you know about a contest from Gale, the winners of which would become lunchbox superheroes. The winners were announced at ALA, but only last week did actual lunchboxes make it to our door.
They are awesome.
Throughout the process Gene and I several times remarked to each other that it was what we were born to do. Gale provided the winners' names, photos, and bios. Gene and I spent several days brainstorming their superhero name, powers, costumes, and origin stories, and I drew the fronts of the lunch boxes, with lots of input by Gene. The lunchbox designs were assembled and beautifully executed by Gale's John Boissy, who also created the pitch-perfect logos.
After the cut, pictures and comments for each lunchbox and information about how you can get one for yourself:
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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