Author Archives: verabee

help an underdog!

Lately I’ve been fostering dogs for Underdog Railroad Rescue. They’re a local rescue that is foster-only, saving small dogs from high-kill shelters in Southern California and bringing them up to the Northwest to be adopted. Lord knows we love a … Continue reading

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Well, I didn’t see THAT coming.

At four in the morning one January morning I got a phone call. I got six phone calls. I didn’t pick any of them up, because what kind of monster calls someone at four in the morning. A whole roomful … Continue reading

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Leave Me Alone pre-order contest!

It’s finally feeling like fall around here, and Leave Me Alone is out so soon! September 13th, mere days away, holy moly. It’s been getting really nice reviews including starred ones from Publisher’s Weekly and The School Library Journal. This one by Betsy … Continue reading

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leave me alone!

Clearly I like to be left alone, because I have not touched this blog in three years. Well, things have been happening. I left my job at Laika to focus on books, and my first one is coming out in … Continue reading

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san diego again!

San Diego is upon us! July 18-21st. This year I’ll be there as a Special Guest, which means there are going to be a bunch of places to see me. Thursday July 18th 10:oo am – TR!CKST3R Symposia #1: Personal … Continue reading

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hourly comics saturday

Remember the hourly comics I did last year? I was supposed to do them again on February 1st, but I was slammed at work and it just wasn’t happening. So instead I did them the following day, February 2nd! And … Continue reading

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things since august

It has been a while since I wrote! Paranorman came out, and will be out on DVD soon (November 27th in fact). Anya’s Ghost won a Harvey Award for Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers. I did an illustrated … Continue reading

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paranorman is OUT

Tragically this is probably the closest to on-model I’ve ever drawn him. Paranorman is out August 17th, which is TODAY!!! In North America as well as Iceland, Vietnam, Taiwan and the Netherlands. I saw it last week and am seeing … Continue reading

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adventure time!

I painted this for the Adventure Time show at Nucleus comin’ up on the 18th! It will be for sale at and after the show. I don’t sell paintings very often so if you want to own one of my … Continue reading

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Man, you can’t beat that. This last weekend I had the amazing honor of winning the Will Eisner award for Best Publication for Young Adults (or possibly teens).  Fortunately they gave that one out pretty early so I got to … Continue reading

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