This is a very fun, informative podcast by the excellent hosts, Tom Racine and Lucas Turnbloom. We cover everything from cartooning, to Invisible Emmie, to Italian Renaissance art, to Star Wars. Very entertaining! Click hereto listen.
Cleveland area folks: Help celebrate the Invisible Emmie book launch at “The Learned Owl” Book Shop in charming Hudson, OH. There will be appetizers and copies of “Invisible Emmie” on-hand for you and/or the young readers in your life. Terri will sign books and attempt to engage in conversation at once (it won’t be pretty). Open to the public. Hope to see you!
“In her first children’s book, cartoonist Libenson (The Pajama Diaries) offers strikingly different visions of seventh grade through two very dissimilar narrators. School is stressful for shy, quiet Emmie; Katie, meanwhile, is breezily popular, confident, and beautiful. With frizzy hair and hunched shoulders, Emmie shows up in tiny vignettes, sandwiched between blocks of text, that make her look as small and insignificant as she feels. Katie’s chapters, by contrast, are big, splashy panels that reflect her outgoing personality (“I’m just your average teenage girl,” she says after being offered movie roles and the crown of homecoming queen). Emmie and Katie share a crush on classmate Tyler, and when a sappy love note Emmie writes to Tyler as a joke is made public, Emmie is humiliated. Katie rises to her defense, but Emmie eventually learns to speak up for herself, realizing that embarrassment isn’t the end of the world and being social isn’t as impossible as she thought. A well-executed twist will have readers flipping back to see what they missed while cheering the strides made by Libenson’s no-longer-invisible heroine.”
Welcome to my brand new website! Here, you can read about all my ongoing projects, including my syndicated comic strip, The Pajama Diaries, and my upcoming book series — the first of which will be out May 2, 2017. It’s called Invisible Emmie, and it’s perfect for the 8-12-year-olds in your life (and you, too, assuming you’re still a kid at heart). You can pre-order the book right now!
Keep checking back for more updates. I’ll be posting some fun stuff, like sketches, artwork from Invisible Emmie, previews of book 2 (in progress now), videos, and upcoming tour dates and presentations. Meanwhile, have fun and explore the site!