Thank you! I have both these books, halfway through the second one. I love your illustrations (the beaver for Oregon bookstore Powell’s was lovely) and I am looking forward to learning how this second book turns out! I liked the first one (Gumluck) so much that I bought it for both granddaughters who both like it - they’re 10 & 12.
“10 and 11 year olds can take a hike” got me 😂 My elementary school mascot was a roadrunner so I’ve only ever seen the mascot version of one. Maybe one day I’ll see a real one!
Your books sound utterly delightful. I want to come visit your world. No road-runners here. I actually thought they were imaginary. We've got coyotes, though. And foxes. And bears, though not many. Loved your sketches too, and your humour. Too bad about the rocket skates.
That cartoon was one of the funniest things I’ve read in awhile! Finished A Little Like Waking a couple weeks ago. What a trip, man!
Love the drawings, Adam! And I'm impressed you made this while still working on THREE books :)
I also have not seen a coyote chase a roadrunner, but I have seen some roadrunners do some absolutely baffling antics. I would like to grow up to be a roadrunner someday, maybe.
Take a hike! oh dear that was a great one
When I was young I visited a friends house for the fisrt time, and he showed me a neat lego kit he had assembled. When I asked him if he had any more he said that that was the only one for his age range.
I was puzzled for a while trying to understand why if the legos are the sames pieces we couldnt play with the other designs…
Is it usual for this bird to keep fleeing straight on? Guinea fowl in the Kalahari desert do that - sometimes running in front of a vehicle for what feels like tortured minutes. 'Why don't you veer off? Why don't you fly off?' my brain screams. But the birds always win. I stop the vehicle and the birds go back to pecking, mid-track, looking slyly triumphant.
Congratulations! I laughed out loud at the "take a hike" bit.
Loved this!! Thanks! 😄
I loved your post, and used to love that show as a kid, so I'm also 💀!