(Photo above taken by my unofficial event photographers, our pals The Berkleys)
The reading/event at the cozy Green Bean Books was so nice! There were lots of sweet children and parents and ladies who came to visit, hear some of Oddfellow's, and draw some monsters. We read the 5th chapter/story in O.O., in which Professor Silas and the gang goes off to look for a lake monster, then I talked a bit about what seems to make for the best mysterious creatures (mixing two real animals, etc) hence my school-project looking posterboard there!
We had tons of colored pencils, and fueled by lollipops, we all drew for a good little while. Some of them drew monsters, some drew characters from Oddfellows (!!! - I wanted to steal those!)
This anonymous flying dinosaur was left behind, and I thought he should be immortalized here:
Portland locals should visit that lovely little store! I left with an armful of books from their expertly curated and beautiful collection.
Thanks to everyone who came, and especially to all the kids I got to talk to and draw with and sign for.
It was the best time!