Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Coming Attractions

Soon, I'll have a couple of new books coming out--at long last! Seems like I finished these forever ago. That's how the world of print/book production works. But it wasn't so long ago really. It's been a full few months, these past.


First up, is MIGHTY CASEY. This is my pal James Preller's retelling of the old Thayer poem. But I'm here to tell you, the results ain't nearly so glum. It's good, funny fun. I even got to draw a kid peeing against a fence in the outfield (no lie). But in a classy way.



Second up, is TOOT TOOT ZOOM!. This is the great Phyllis Root's pic book about a lonely little fox who has no friends. He jumps in his car and shoots up the mountainside to find some. There are good results. And there are disastrous results. I got to draw the car plummeting off the edge of the mountain (no lie). But it's classy.

I hope you'll save some room in your memory banks for when these come out. MIGHTY CASEY is set to "drop" March 3 from Feiwel and Friends. And you can find/buy/pre-order at amazon.com right here. Though, if I may be so bold, I strongly recommend/ask you buy/order through your local, independent bookstore!

TOOT TOOT ZOOM! is out April 28 from Candlewick Press. Amazon here. Local, independent bookshop, please!

More on these in the coming weeks...

8 comments:

skybird said...

yea!!!

Jeff Newman said...

word.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! You must be totally excited, and for good reason.

Matthew Cordell said...

Thanks, y'all, for the encourages.

Heather said...

I can't wait to get the new books. I'll be sure The Open Book orders them.

Are you planning to come to SC for any readings/signings?

Matthew Cordell said...

Cool, thanks! But not seeing too much travel in the near future, with the new babe and all.

jimmyprell said...

I've said it before: Having someone with the talent of Matthew Cordell illustrating one of my books is, well, that's just fortune shining down. He did a wonderful job on MIGHTY CASEY, capturing the spirit, the light-heartedness, the humor, and making it his own. Best of all, this book brought us together, and I'm really grateful for that. He's my friend!

Matthew, you are awesome. If you were a poker hand, I'd be ALL IN! You are just beginning to scratch the surface. Great things ahead. Your pal,

James Preller

Matthew Cordell said...

Dang, dude! You're too good to my shabby ol' self. Big ups to you too, JP.