I made you something.

Two things…the first is that I’m sharing drawings with you until we get out of isolation and you can print them and color them or burn them.  It’s up to you.  Usually they’re pretty enormous because I prefer to work on a giant sketch pad but today’s drawing is tiny because I’m feeling a bit small myself.

Click to embiggen.

And two…tonight I’m hosting a conversation with one of my favorite writers ever, Christopher Moore, on zoom and you are invited although I think there are only 10 tickets left because they went really quickly.  If you buy a ticket you get to watch us talk about writing and taxidermy and ridiculousness live and we’ll send you a copy of Christopher’s latest book, Shakespeare For Squirrels, AND a book plate autographed by him for your book.  Click here to see if tickets are still available.  

We did our first ever Nowhere Bookshop zoom conversation a few days ago with the amazing Samantha Irby and it was fantastic even though we literally had no idea what we were doing.  That event was invite-only for the Strangeling Book Club Members but I think maybe we’ll be able to share it online with everyone sometime soon.  We’re not great at technology, y’all, but we’re learning.

Me, Samantha and Fleece Witherspoon.

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PS.  There will be a Q&A at the end of today’s zoom meet-up so if you have a question for Christopher just leave it in the comments.  Love!

PPS.  I’m almost finished with Shakespeare for Squirrels and it is really, really good.  I recommend.

UPDATED:  Five minutes later and we are sold out!  That was quick.  🙂

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  1. Oh, how fun! So let me get this straight. Mr. Moore creates Shakespeare for squirrels, and you wait until they are dead and stuffed and then buy them. He is the yin to your yang.

  2. I love this. I really need to join the Strangeling book club, but can’t ever seem to get past my mountain of books. Love the small art too.

  3. Beautiful! Jenny did you go to art school? I studied drawing and painting at UWMilwaukee.

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  4. Oh man, it is almost worth joining Facebook to be able to be a member of the book club. I would PAY to have been a part of the zoom with you and Sam Irby.

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  5. I love, love, love this drawing and can’t wait to color it!! It’s perfect to get lost in and exactly what I need right now. I’m a little iffy on anything squirrel-related, one horrible squirrel caught in your box spring experience will affect you for the rest of your life. But since you recommended it, I’ll face my fears! Thank you as always for the pick up and I hope at least some of the light you shine out in the world is being reflected back to you.

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    Penny’s Mom

    Your drawing is fabulous but I don’t know how you can do something like that with your arthritis – I can barely sign my name anymore. I have a ticket for tonight and I am really excited to join you virtually!

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    Andrea King

    I would LOVE to join that Zoom but I already have plans (it’s so weird to have plans during a pandemic but here we are) because “Lamb” is honestly one of my most favorite books and OMG!! How did I miss this announcement?!?!?

    Anyone seeing this comment that hasn’t read “Lamb” go do that NOW! Yes, now.

    Man. I’m so bummed that my quarantine schedule is so packed. LOL!

  8. Ok. I have my ticket for tonight. How do I connect to the event?

    (check your email. There will be a link. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  9. I would love to see that zoom convo with you and Samantha – since you two are both my favs!

  10. I’m so bummed I didn’t get a ticket! I hope you will post that one after, too. I love his books so much, the were the only thing that made me happy reading again after I ran out of Terry Pratchett! Dirty Jobs is one of my all time favorite books. 🙂 Have so much fun!

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    Michele Bartolomea

    Question for Mr. Moore (possibly an annoying one…?): Can we ever expect one of your stories to be put on screen? (Big, small, movie, series… shit, I’ll watch it if it’s somehow shown on my microwave. I’m here for it regardless.)

  12. I’m so disappointed I have to miss the Chris Moore thing tonight. I have virtual mystery book club for work at the same time. I’m a big fan of Chris and you.

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  13. I love the word embiggen used in the caption of the photo 😃👍

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  14. Whoa! I love Samantha Irby! And… whoa! Christopher Moore! And you and your work!! Daaaaaang! Star-struck! I want to join the Strangeling Book Club but struggling to pay rent et al. Gak. Life and its ways. Thanks for sharing the printable activity-drawing!

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  15. Oooh man… He’s one of my all time faves!!!!

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    tia in boise

    I clicked on the link just cause I was curious (nosy!) I was wondering how many tickets total were sold and the price…..

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    Pamela Ventura

    Is there a way we’ll be able to see the interview later since it’s now sold out? Hope so! XO

    (I think so. Gotta figure out how to do all that. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

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    Pamela Ventura

    Could you please make “Shakespeare for Squirrels” a selection for the book club? Please?

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    Bridgett E.

    Great drawing- very Escher-like! And Christopher Moore…I saw him speak at the Mark Twain House a few years ago- hilarious! He featured taxidermied animals in two of his books (well, actually, they were ‘living’ creatures cobbled out of many parts, but who’s counting?)

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    Bill E Stevens

    Sacre Bleu is a huge favorite around here—among artists and non-artists alike. Hats off to you Mr. Moore for all your masterful creations. Can’t wait to read Shakespeare for Squirrels.

  21. I used the previous drawings you shared with my students as an SEL option. Their top picks were the circular The path may be twisted but it’s mine and the crying girl that said it won’t always be like this. Thank you

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    Today's a Good Day

    I’m so happy for your success and also Samantha’s. She strikes me as the kind of girl who has a good darts game. 🙂

  23. Literally hiding in my closet right now because I had a total freak out anxiety thing over something stupid but I couldn’t help it and it felt like my brain was on fire and I’m trying to remind myself that other mostly functioning adults have to hide in closets sometimes or at least they wish they could so yeah. Hopefully this makes sense and I’m not the only lunatic having to hide in my closet right now because my brain just can’t handle anything more than looking at my phone lying on my side in a dark shut closet.

  24. These posts are too funny! Thanks for sharing them!!

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