Yesterday was simultaneously fun and terrifying. We’ve never done a launch party for a book before, and WOW it was an experience, to say the least! To sum up – Brian wrote a book during NaNoWriMo five years ago, it got picked up in 2013 by a publisher, and now it finally got out of Editing Purgatory and was published a few months ago. If you liked “Dr. Horrible” or “Mystery Men”, you’ll love his book! You can click here for all the details if you’re interested in learning more.
Anyway, how many people say they want to write a book and then actually do it? Much less get it published? You’ve gotta celebrate that, so we did!
We booked the ToonSeum, a small museum dedicated to the cartoon and comic arts located in downtown Pittsburgh. As luck would have it, they have an awesome exhibit running right now featuring SUPERHERO SCIENCE! Pittsburgh comic book fans, you NEED to see this. Take an afternoon, and do it. I expect your reports on my desk in a week.
Dreux Priore provided some music that fit the book’s 1940’s jazzy swing feel, and our friend Brian Rice cooked up a bunch of delicious potatoes for us! I like salsa and cheese on mine.
If you want to buy a book in person and not on Amazon, here’s a list of where you can find them. “The Horrible Plan of Horace Pickle” happens in November, and if you’d like a “real time” narrative of what’s going on, follow him on Twitter @windsmith. It’ll be fun, I promise! Don’t worry, Brian’s not going to give away any spoilers. He’s using #readalong to mark them.