Lots of pics from the National Book Festival last weekend. The top one is of the Library of Congress where the opening reception was held. The sixth pic is Jules Feiffer and me.It was a big show, free to the public, and I heard a record-breaking 150,000 people came out to the National Mall to hear authors speak and get books signed.
Which is amazing enough, but considering it was close to 100 degrees with almost no shade, it blows my mind. All the author talks were full houses, and I had something like 900+ people lined up to get an autograph. I couldn’t draw doodles in the books like I normally do, because we wanted to get to everybody in line – - before they had heatstroke!
It was really great, and I’ll continue to post photos for the next few days.
Here’s a link about the cartoonists who were at the event in the Washington City Paper.
Here are some photos of other authors over at the Huffington Post.