My good buddy Mark Lamster sent me this cool pic today.
I think it’s done on that iPhone app, where you can finger paint. And I think it’s done by artist Jorge Colombo, who did the recent New Yorker cover. It’s available for purchase as a print on 20×200.com, a super cool website where you can get great original art for $20.
Also, another little tidbit. I got more great hyped press that came out of BEA. Vick Mickunas of the Dayton Daily News wrote about the Book Expo of America convention this past friday:
…we need books. Books are not a luxury item. They are essential. I had conversations with authors, publishers, librarians, book sellers and journalists. The common thread running through these discussions was that books will always be important.
Even in this down market there were many highlights at BEA. Here were some of mine:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will be publishing a book this fall called “Save the Deli — In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of the Jewish Delicatessen” by David Sax.
The publisher celebrated this book by serving a deli lunch in their basement hideaway.
The pastrami sandwiches were to die for. The best I have ever tasted….
I’m honored that Save the Deli is the first book to catch his fancy. Hopefully he’ll like it that much once he’s read it.