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Books make great gifts!

The Really Awful Musicians is included in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette holiday gift guide!  h/t: Karen

If you’re a Pittsburgher out shopping Saturday, please swing by Barnes & Noble Cranberry 11:00 – noon where I’ll be reading, painting and signing.

Saturday evening I’ll sign copies of The Really Awful Musicians at Saint Paul’s Synod Hall in Pittsburgh during the intermission of the Ciaramela concert.  The musicians in The Really Awful Musicians are loosely based on Renaissance bands like Ciaramela.

If you like to do your Christmas shopping in Venango County, PA, take a break and stop by the Graffiti Gallery in Oil City.  There you’ll find The Really Awful Musicians exhibit.  There are signed books for sale.  The show runs all through December.  The Graffiti Gallery is at 210 Seneca Street, Oil City, Pa 16301.  Gallery hours are Fri-Sat 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Getting ready for Hanging Day

We’ve got big street-level display windows in the Graffiti Gallery, and I’ll be filling them with some bigger-than-life-sized figures from The Really Awful Musicians.  Rachel the Intern has been busy painting them on largish chunks of fome-core board.

Don’t forget—The Really Awful Musicians exhibit opens this Saturday, December 3rd.  There’s be a kids’ reception from noon to 2:00 and a reception for grownups from 5:00 to 8:00.

Color for the characters

The Really Awful Musicians has a cast of characters who appear throughout the story.  It’s important for me to decide on the colors for their costumes before I start painting the final illustrations.  This color sketch is a reference tool that makes it easy to keep the color consistent.