A roundup of interviews with…

Open Book Toronto logoOnce again, the wonderful team at Open Book: Toronto interviewed some of our Spring 2010 authors and illustrators. Many thanks to Clelia and Amy for their hard work! Click on the links below to read Open Book: Toronto’s interviews with:

You can take a look at the Fall 2009 Ten Question interviews here. Stay tuned for interviews from our Fall 2010 authors and illustrators!

The Double Blog Dare Tour

Alison Dare is going on tour!

We are hosting our second blog tour! We have a wonderful line-up of contributors and tour hosts for J. Torres’ and J. Bone’s graphic novels, Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventures and Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden.

Open Book: Toronto will be kicking off the tour and Sequential will be wrapping up the first week. Comics Worth Reading will start us up again on the second week while Confessions of a Pop Fan brings the tour to full circle. Each blogger will be helping Alison Dare go on tour by snapping a photo of her having a little (miss) adventure in their area. So stay tuned to see some awesome photography! In the meantime, here is the schedule of the tour stops:

DAY 1: Monday, June 7, 2010

DAY 2: Tuesday, June 8, 2010

DAY 3: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

DAY 4: Thursday, June 10, 2010

DAY 5: Friday, June 11, 2010

DAY 6: Monday, June 14, 2010

DAY 7: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

DAY 8: Wednesday, June 16, 2010

DAY 9: Thursday, June 17, 2010

DAY 10: Friday, June 18, 2010

Not only do we have a blog tour, we are also running a contest! We double-dog dare you to enter.

J. TORRES is a Shuster Award-winning, Eisner Award-nominated writer whose credits include adaptations of Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E and CTV’s Degrassi: The Next Generation, the comic book series Teen Titans Go and Wonder Girl for DC Comics, as well as the graphic novels Lola: A Ghost Story and the YALSA-listed Days Like This for Oni Press. He has also written for children’s magazines, books, and television.

J. BONE is an Eisner Award-nominated illustrator of several critically acclaimed comic books and graphic novels, including Spiderman: Tangled Web, Batman / The Spirit, and Paul Dini’s Mutant, Texas.

You can also follow @TundraBooks, @jtorrescomics, and our daring bloggers on twitter! We will be using the hashtag #AlisonDare

Tuesdays with Tundra 2

Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!

Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventures
By J. Torres
Illustrated by J. Bone
ISBN 978-0-88776-934-4
US $10.95 / CAN $12.99
Ages 8+
“These are the comics I wish I had as a kid! … Jason Bone’s art really brings the story to life; it’s expressive without being exaggerated, and he really brings out the goofy humor of the stories.” – Brigid Alverson, Comic Book Resources

Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden
By J. Torres
Illustrated by J. Bone
ISBN 978-0-88776-935-1
US $10.95 / CAN $12.99
Ages 8+
“Filled with life and energy, the pictures seem to move on the pages as you read them.” – Jack Blake, GrayHavenMagazine.com

Folly
By Marthe Jocelyn
ISBN 978-0-88776-929-0
CAN $22.99
Ages 12+
“… poignant story … A thoughtful, accessible and richly detailed read that moves along at a satisfying clip—this will appeal beyond just already-established fans of historical fiction.” – Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

The Secret Fiend:
The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 4th Case

By Shane Peacock
ISBN 978-0-88776-853-8
US $19.95 / CAN $21.99
Ages 10-14
Sherlock returns with a mystery set in a time of turmoil and fear.

The Weber Street Wonder Work Crew
By Maxwell Newhouse
ISBN 978-0-88776-913-9
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
Ages 4-7
“…a celebration of kids doing part-time work in their community. Newhouse paints vignettes of an appealing neighbourhood… a sunny portrait of juvenile entrepreneurial spirit… an appealing and plausible model….” – Feature Review, Quill & Quire

So Close
By Natalia Colombo
ISBN 978-1-77049-207-3
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
Ages 4-7
A charming story about seeing what is right underneath one’s nose.

Thanks TCAF!

TCAF is such a great event! Tundra Books was exhibiting at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this year and it was great getting feedback about our books and chatting with those that stopped by.

Did you have fun at TCAF’s Kids Day Programming?

We did! In the Novella Room at the Toronto Reference Library, J. Torres and Jason Bone introduced families to the world of Alison Dare! J. did Q&As with the children, explained the photo contest, and gave away some Alison Dare prizes.

Jason showed us how he sketches Alison Dare and the Blue Scarab. Then, the kids came up with their own challenging requests, broccoli with eyes and a very small dog were some of the examples:

Lesley Fairfield also came in to sign Tyranny at the Tundra table on both days:

A huge thank you to Chris, Peter, and The Beguiling for being our partnered bookseller! Thank you to Scott Robins for organizing Kids@TCAF! Finally, many thanks to the TCAF volunteers that helped out!

Tundra at TCAF 2010

Can’t wait to read Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventures and Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden?

Well you’re in luck! Tundra Books will be exhibiting at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this year! Come by our booth at TCAF this weekend to get your copy before anyone else. We will be pre-releasing the books for TCAF only! The Beguiling will be our partnered bookseller at the booth. Otherwise, you’ll have to patiently wait for the release date. =)

Get your copies signed! The Alison Dare creators, J. Torres and Jason Bone, will be signing at our table from 2:00pm-3:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventures
By J. Torres
Illustrated by Jason Bone
ISBN: 978-0-88776-934-4
96 Pages; Black & White
For ages 8+
Trade Paperback
“Filled with life and energy, the pictures seem to move on the pages as you read them.” — Jack Blake, GrayHavenMagazine.com

Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden
By J. Torres
Illustrated by Jason Bone
ISBN: 978-0-88776-935-1
104 Pages; Black & White
For ages 8+
Trade Paperback
“These are the comics I wish I had as a kid! … Jason Bone’s art really brings the story to life; it’s expressive without being exaggerated, and he really brings out the goofy humor of the stories.” – Brigid Alverson, Comic Book Resources

Additionally, TCAF has Kids Day Programming! On Sunday, May 9th from 11:30am-12:15am in the Novella Room, they will be spotlighting Alison Dare! J. Torres and J. Bone will introduce you to Alison’s world of globe-trotting quests filled with danger with a Q&A session and live drawing.

Tyranny author and illustrator, Lesley Fairfield, will be signing at the Tundra table at 3:00pm on Saturday and at 12 noon on Sunday.

Tyranny
By Lesley Fairfield
ISBN 978-0-88776-903-0
120 pages; Black & White
For ages 11+
Trade Paperback
New York Public Library’s Stuff for the Teen Age list
“ . . . This is one of the most moving and important graphic novels to come along in years . . .” – Starred Review, School Library Journal

Come by, say “hi,” and pick up the Tundra Books and McClelland & Stewart Graphic Novel Sampler, featuring the works of: J. Torres, J. Bone, Lesley Fairfield, Shaun Tan, David Small, Cam Kennedy, Alan Grant, Scott Chantler, and Steve Murray!

TCAF Exhibition Days:
Saturday, May 8th, 2010 from 9am-5pm
Sunday, May 9th, 2010 from 11am-5pm
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
Free admission! Follow TCAF on Twitter.