Most book launches involve author introductions, conversations, a reading or two, before concluding with either a signing or a Question & Answer (Q&A) session. In all honesty, you’d be hard-pressed to find any of these aspects in a Global Beards launch.
The crowd at BooksActually was small but select – there and ready to fully-engage in whatever activities the duo had planned for everyone. There was laughter, mottos, taglines, and hilariously awkward “words from our sponsors” peppered through the session.
And in between those activities, a launch did happen – when Global Beards got us to create a new Yellow Princess comic with them.
So three characters, three cats, three panels, and countless puns and chants later, a new three-panel comic emerged from the depths of the bookstore. You may be able to see their final panel during your next trip to BooksActually =).
Global Beards is writer-artist duo Wayne Ree and Gene Whitlock. Commonly known as the creators of the Yellow Princess comic, they create comics to promote the fun in storytelling. Find out more about them and their works here.