I’ve been home from my most recent travels for a little over a week. I thought I was leaving winter behind in the Midwest & East, but as I type the wind is so loud outside that if I didn’t know I was inland I’d swear I was hearing the ocean.
When I was in Philadelphia I went to the MÃ¼tter MuseumÂ and took a few photos on the sly. Tweeted this first one and will repeat myself:Â Appropriate subject juxtaposition on handsome old card catalog drawer.
Shadow of a skeletal torso on the fancy carpet.
I also made a pilgrimage to the excellent comic shop/gallery/publisher Locust Moon. If you’re in Philadelphia go thou and do likewise. I bought a bunch of stuff:
And enjoyed the aquarium,
the locusts & moon,
and the conversation, not pictured.
I saw some street art!
I signed a whole bunch of copies of Bad Houses!Â
And drew wall-eyed owls in many of them!
This is my friend & co-worker Lucien; yes that’s right, he is a Portland person but he came to Philadelphia for my signing! (N.B. that is not really why he came to Philadelphia.)
While in Philadelphia I got some swell news: in the fall I’ll be presenting along with Sara Zarr, Jo Knowles, Lauren Myracle, Matt de la PeÃ±a and Coe Booth at YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium!
Finally, unrelated to any of the above: I can’t stop listening to the new Against Me! albumÂ Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Here’s the title song: