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August 2010 - Immedium

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A. iPhone App Giveaway!
For those of you who survived Comic-Con in San Diego - congratulations!

Immedium had a few friendly artists exhibiting there. There was Attaboy, co-founder and co-publisher of the popular art quarterly Hi-Fructose, and author of the upcoming 2011 tale You Might Be a Monster: and Other Stories I Made Up.

Then there was artist extraordinaire Brianne Drouhard, who is the creator of the 2011 story Billie the Unicorn.

Contest Alert! Immedium will give the first person who pre-orders Billie the Unicorn from us a special prize. Enjoy a free copy of Brianne's brand new "Girly Poo" sketchbook iPhone app (33 pages, $2.99, free with redeemable promo code for the iTunes store). Don't delay!

B. Rocky Mountain High
On Labor Day weekend, Immedium travels to Colorado to present at the Colorado Heritage Camps (CHC). Every summer, CHC provide enriching experiences for adoptive families, and their summer cultural programs educate and support a diverse community.

Author Oliver Chin will teach 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders how to create their own "birth year" animal comics, and autograph our annual series The Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, Julie Black Belt, and other books.

We welcome the opportunity to visit the "Centennial State" (Colorado became a state in the year 1876, 100 years after the signing of our nation's Declaration of Independence).

C. Fall Previews #4
Here is one more sneak peek at our two upcoming Fall books.

Space Cadet Topo: The Day the Sun Turned Off
By DGPH (www.dgph.com.ar).

Character: Computron
This talking computer manages space station with Space Cadet Topo. Now that there is an emergency (the sun has gone out!), Computron relays instructions and updates to our brave hero!

Artists DGPH are promoting their upcoming Space Cadet Topo book on Kickstarter. Take a look and get some great rewards!

Sid the Squid: and the Search for the Perfect Job
By David Derrick

Character: Chef Umberto
On their travels, the girl Alice suggests that Sid could try working as a cook. Luckily the owner of Umberto's Cucina (a restaurant by the wharf) agrees. More nurturing than Gordon Ramsay (but as rotund as Mario Batali), Umberto discovers that Sid is simmers better than Bobby Flay. But is this the perfect job for this squid? Find out!


The Year of the Tiger
(978-1-59702-020-6, $15.95)

"Children will enjoy the bright-eyed characters and cartoon illustrations in this romp. Some of the figures seem to leap right out of a Cartoon Network production."
- School Library Journal

Baltazar and the Flying Pirates
(978-1-59702-018-3, $15.95)

"This title, in particular, really looks like it is animated and you can visualize the characters coming to life. Fantastic story and hilarious illustrations."
- Reading to Know



- 8/10: Oliver Chin: San Leandro Public Library, My Life Graphic Novel Workshop: Part #8, 3 pm
- 8/12: Baltazar & the Flying Pirates: Albany Public Library, 1247 Marin Ave., CA 94706, 510-526-3720, 3 pm
- 8/13/10: Oliver Chin: Chinese American International School - Summer School Book Fair, San Francisco, CA, 9 am.


- 9/3-9/5/10: Oliver Chin: Colorado Heritage Camps - Chinese Heritage Camp, Fraser, Colorado.
- 9/18/10: San Francisco Babes & Babies event, Jewish Community Center, Mill Valley Community Center, located at 180 Camino Alto, CA, 9 am.
- 9/19/10: Sid the Squid: Golden Gate Conservancy: Crissy Field Warming Hut Bookstore/Cafe, San Francisco, CA, (415) 561-3040, 1-3 pm.
- 9/25/10: David Derrick: Sid the Squid: Vroman's, Pasadena, CA, 10:30 am
- 9/25-26/10: San Francisco Dragon Boat Festival: Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA.


"Without labor nothing prospers." - Sophocles
(think about that when your kid gets their homework)

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