Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Skybreaker...

On Sunday, John and I ran down to Harbourfront to hear Kenneth Oppel read from his new book, SKYBREAKER the sequel to AIRBORN. I was smack in the middle of finishing a storyboard so we came right home after, but the break was well worth it.

Mr. Oppel's reading was entertaining and lively, and the questions from the mostly young fans afterwards were intelligent and earnest. Great to see so many kids into reading (something other than Potter)! It seemed that there could be quite a few budding authors in the room.

We enjoyed the first book and look forward to reading the sequel. Highly recommended if you like adventure stories or have a fascination with airships! (Plus it's got pirates).

On the subject of airships: For your bloghopping pleasure, you can check this link: Sean Hayden: ...Must come down ! for a cool illustration by fellow blogger Sean Hayden, inspired by the AIRBORN book.

And this is the link to the official AIRBORN and SKYBREAKER website.

6 comments:

UM said...

It's geat to see Sean's enthusiasm for this material. I hope he will share more of his stuff on his blog. Thanks Doodlers for your comment. Blogging has become a bit of an obsession, I must admit. It is hard to fit it into a work schedule. Especially if one wants to gather material about an old project, it just eats up too much time. Can't stop though. Now that you finished your board, show us more!

the doodlers said...

Uli! It's thanks to you and your blog that we've met and reconnected with some of your amazing artist friends working in London. We'll continue to share our doodles and look forward to visiting with you and your 'peeps'. Keep on blogging!

UM said...

Yipeee!

Sean Hayden said...

Hello! Thanks for the link, sounds like you had a great time at the Skybreaker reading.
ill keep blogging myself and post another airship soon.

Your sculptures look great, and the abstract photographs on the above post are cool - they would make great textures in Photoshop!

the doodlers said...

Hi Sean!

Thanks for the kind comments- we'll watch your blog for further airships!

Smook said...

You guys are making this sound very interesting, I just might go out and pick these up.......