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October 2014 - Immedium

1. News
2. Reviews
3. Events


A. Play with David Derrick
Dinosaur fans will love Dave's 4th storybook Play with your Food.

Before Jurassic Park, animals still lived in an eat-or-be-eaten world. Discover the fun in staying off the menu of a hungry dimetrodon!

Dave presents his new tale to classrooms of kids on October 3rd at Horace Mann Elementary School in Glendale, CA.

Then in the coming weeks, he participates in Author's and Discovery Days at elementary schools and Barnes and Noble in Valencia, CA.

Watch the book's YouTube trailer!

B. Share a Good Dream!
Our first Spanish bilingual adventure Good Dream, Bad Dream is now available!

We're sending copies to our Kickstarter backers around the world, from Canada to Malaysia. Creators Liberum Donum will mail their supporters in Colombia!

Co-author Serena Valentino autographs this weekend at Immedium's table #719 at San Francisco's annual comic book convention Alternative Press Expo at Fort Mason Center.
- 10/4: Saturday: 2 - 5 pm
- 10/5: Sunday: 2 - 4 pm

Then all are welcome to Serena's San Francisco book launch party:
- 10/25: Saturday: 3 pm
- Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia Street, (415) 824-8203

C. Sheep on the horizon
Waiting In the on-deck circle is the 10th adventure in our annual series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac.

The Year of the Sheep stars the lamb Sydney - she likes to walk to the beat of a different drummer!

We welcome our new series artist Alina Chau. Previously she illustrated The Treehouse Heroes and the Forgotten Beast, and will sign copies of that book at her table at the Alternative Press Expo this weekend.

The Sheep is sailing across the Pacific and will arrive by Thanksgiving. Pre-order an autographed copy today!


Julie Black Belt: The Belt of Fire
By Oliver Chin,
illustrated by Charlene Chua

"With its bright, action-packed cover in super hero style, this book will draw young readers in, especially those interested in martial arts. Julie's hero Brandy Wu stars in The Belt of Fire. Through this film and her own experiences with the new boy Brandon in her martial arts class, she learns that working together as allies rather than as adversaries brings out the best in both of them... Girls, especially, may welcome a female protagonist in a kung fu book, but primary boys will most likely enjoy this story as well."
- Puget Sound Council

The Treehouse Heroes
By Phil Amara,
illustrated by Alina Chau

"Comic book editor, author, and teacher Amara has written a mystical tale. Chau's work in animation is evident in her uniquely designed color illustrations. In a land where rivers have dried and villagers are cutting old trees, the magical beast Zez finds herself in the care of the Treehouse Heroes, five equally magical beings and their Teacher...Comic book and graphic novel fans will find this intricately detailed picture book of interest. Recommended."
- Library Media Connection



  • 10/1: Oliver Chin: Tenderloin Elementary School, 627 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, 10 am
  • 10/3: David Derrick: Play with your Food: Horace Mann Elementary School, Glendale, CA
  • 10/4-5: Alternative Press Expo, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 10/24: David Derrick: Play with your Food: Author's Day: Barnes and Noble: Valencia, CA
  • 10/24: Oliver Chin: NCIBA, South San Francisco Convention Center, South San Francisco, CA, 1:30 pm
  • 10/25: Serena Valentino: Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA, 94110, 415 824-8203, 3 pm
  • 10/28: David Derrick: Play with your Food: Elementary School: Barnes and Noble, Valencia, CA


  • 11/8: Serena Valentino: Books Inc, 2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA, 415.931.3633, 11 am
  • 11/9: SF Birth & Baby Fair, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 11/20: David Derrick: Play with your Food: Carver Elementary School, San Marino, CA, 5:30 pm
  • 11/22: David Derrick: Play with your Food: Discovery Day: Barnes and Noble, Valencia, CA

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