Not that Kung Fu Panda lacks marketing...but most of us here are excited and anticipate this film's release. Many of our close friends have worked on this film (such as Nucleus artist Phil Craven!) and some for almost 4 years. From what we have heard in the past few years this film has come a long way and we look forward to seeing the final result.
I'm going to see it tomorrow with some Dreamworks employees, so I will find out if it lives up to the hilarity of Phil. It releases nationwide on June 6!
In other panda news.
Amidst the tragic stories of the recent earthquake, several baby pandas that were said to have been lost during the earthquake have been found. Here is some unbearable proof:
There's been a slew of updates to the website this week, so I thought I'd point some of them out. First: our blog is now live (which you already know about, since you're reading this). Second: we've finally gotten around to adding a press section. Third: you can now redeem coupons when checking out. Keep your eyes peeled in-store and on-the-web for coupon promotions and deals. Lastly: the site itself should be a little speedier due to some configuration changes.
Graham is the creator of all things Grickle, which besides animation, includes graphic novels, artwork, and comics. He's also the editor of the Hickee comic series. For more on Graham and his lovably-weird characters, check out his blog.
I'm really looking forward now to The Great Great Grandshow this August which Graham is in alongside Scott Campbell, Israel Sanchez and Jon Klassen. I think he's doing 10 or so paintings...fun, fun!
San Diego band (and my pals!) The Modlins are going to be playing at our Into the Woods show in June. I'm very excited about this because not only do I love their music, but I think it's a great fit for the whimsical nature of our show.
Check out their website and see them live at the show! It'll be knee-slappin' good times.
Book Expo America is coming to LA on May 29th! It's one of the largest book conventions--tons of workshops, readings, and publisher and retailer booths. Nucleus friend and artist Kazu Kibuishi will be there doing a signing for his latest graphic novel, Amulet, as well as taking part in a panel withAmerican Born Chinese author Gene Yang.
Also keep yer eyeballs peeled for Nucleus's very own Frank and Frank book by Chris Appelhans. Stop by the Last Gasp booth to check it out! I'll be there with Ben roaming the hall on Friday, May 30th. Hope to see some of you there!
Scenario 1: A close one's birthday is coming up and you want to get them something special but you think besides buying something, the gift is still not special enough.
Scenario 2: You like the sketchbooks and journals you see at the store but want something more personal. In fact you have an idea for a sketchbook/journal that only fits your needs and one that you think will look better or at least to your liking.
Solution: We are happy to announce Book Binding - the first of many workshops to come. Our friend P. Williams will be teaching this informative class for the second time, two years after its debut. All students will be making a sketchbook during class and should be able to retain their book-making skills for years to come. This workshop fits all ages and all skill levels. If you are interested sign up soon as seats are limited.
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