the powerhouse arena

Little Humans goes on sale on October 7th, which is ONE WEEK from today. Little Humans is also known colloquially as “The HONY Kids’ Book,” and “The HONY Book For Adults Who Prefer Kids’ Books.” All the best kid portraits from the last few years are in there, along with– if you’ll allow me to quote the marketing department – “a heartwarming ode to little humans everywhere.” Little Humans is less than $10 online, and should be shipping any day now from online retailers. 



For everyone who lives around NYC, or plans to be in New York during October, a few public events which have been scheduled locally around the book launch:

I’m going to be giving a speech on October 7th at the 92nd St. Y, which is officially billed as a “Launch Event for Little Humans,” but seeing that I have an hour to talk, will most likely take the form of a general discussion about the history and process behind HONY. I enjoy telling HONY’s history and demonstrating the work, so we’ll have fun. This event is ticketed– it’s $40 I think, which is a bit rich, but 100% of the money goes to support the Y’s community programs. (And some of the ticket price can be put toward a purchase of Little Humans.) Unfortunately I just learned that most of the tickets were sold before I could make the announcement, and there are only about 300 left. Those tickets are available here:

A free, more ‘easily attendable’ event will be the book signing at Union Square Barnes and Noble on October 11th, which begins at 2 PM. This event was a lot of fun last year with the launch of the adult book. Since this is a children’s book, we’ll keep it fun and playful. We scheduled it on the weekend so you can bring the kids and dogs, though I’m not sure dogs are allowed in the bookstore, so you may want to disguise them as kids. For those of you with tickets to Comic Con, I will also be speaking there at on October 12th at 3:15 PM. Then October 18th, at 4:00 PM, I’ll be doing a talk/signing at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. Last year, the final Powerhouse signing was the most unhurried and intimate event, though this year it might not be because I just said it would be. We also scheduled that signing during the weekend, because it would be awesome to have little humans at the Little Humans book signing.

Whew! That post took two cups of coffee.


Carry On Day was magical! From top to bottom: at Tumblr, @mollitudo puts her popsicle aside to do the lord’s work; Carry On TEABAGS (not condoms, @heidi8 and everyone else who was thinking it); @rachelfershleiser asking @rainbowrowell some hard-hitting questions; @connorthepiemaker, @siminiblocker, Margaret, and Kathryn; and Connor and I spot some random Simon/Baz balloons tied to a fence by Cadman Plaza.

It’s party time! Join me and friends in Brooklyn to celebrate the launch of my new book 1 Page at a Time. Comedian Kate Berlant will perform a set, followed by a dialogue about “design for good” with superstar designer & art director Jessica Walsh. Free booze & I can sign your book maybe.



The 1 PAGE AT A TIME book release on Tuesday was incredible! I have never felt more supported and loved in my entire life. It was like my Bar Mitzvah and college graduation rolled into one, except there was more beer and more bananas. Comedian Kate Berlant fucking killed it (no surprise) and then designer Jessica Walsh and I had a hilarious chat about making work that’s personal, human, and tries to help people… plus neopets, and how weird the internet can be. 

Thanks so much to everyone who came to powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn to hang out, celebrate, and buy the book! Can’t believe people wanted their copies signed, that will take some getting used to for sure.

There are three more book parties, so come drink, draw, and hang out in Baltimore, Portland, and Salt Lake City. It’s all free, and details are here.

Awkward Black BOOK Tour Dates

2/10: Los Angeles, CA - 07:00 PM - THE LAST BOOKSTORE
2/11: Los Angeles, CA - 07:00 PM - ESO WAN BOOKS
2/12: Seattle, WA - 6:30 PM - UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE (WA)
2/13: Chicago, IL - 07:30 PM - WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST
2/14: Houston, TX - 06:00 PM - BRAZOS BOOKSTORE
2/16: New York, NY - 07:00 PM - POWERHOUSE ARENA
2/17: New Jersey State - 07:30 PM - WORD BOOK STORE (JERSEY CITY)
2/20: San Francisco, CA - 07:00 PM - JCC - SAN FRANCISCO/Arts and Ideas Series
2/21: San Francisco, CA - 07:30 PM - KEPLERS/Peninsula Arts & Letters
2/23: Atlanta, GA - 06:30 PM - THE ALLIANCE THEATRE/Woodruff Arts Center
2/24: Washington, DC - 07:00 PM - SIXTH & I
2/25: Washington, DC - 07:00 PM - MARTIN LUTHER KING JR MEMORIAL LIBRARY/Presented by the Oracle Group