This past weekend Chad and I drove down to Lafayette, Colorado for the booksigning session. It was great to finally see my illustrations in print, and to catch up with C.J. and his family.
Author C.J. Berry and his new book
We spent several hours meeting with various people and chatting about writing, illustrating, and birds, birds, birds. It was really neat to see people's reactions to Chris's story and the drawings that I'd worked on all those months ago.
Customers reading the first chapter
Since C.J. was signing copies, I signed them as well -- with a little drawing in each one. It ended up being a fun challenge, as I (perhaps not so wisely) offered to depict ANY bird that the readers wanted: sparrows, cardinals, owls, jays, a flicker, a nuthatch...even a penguin made its way onto the first page.