Third Place Books welcomes Washington–based author and illustrator team Chelsea M. Campbell and Laura Knetzger to our Seward Park store! The duo will be discussing their big-hearted graphic novel for kids, The Art of Getting Noticed. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.
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Introducing a hilarious and heartfelt graphic novel in which an unlikely pair of cryptids—one a Bigfoot whose failure to get himself photographed disappoints his family, and the other a Loch Ness Monster, who seems unable to escape the spotlight wherever she goes—meet up and find friendship, creativity, and just the right amount of attention.
Meet Bigfoot and Nessie! Yes, that Bigfoot and Nessie. Only...Well, things are a little complicated right now.
Bigfoot is having trouble fitting in with his family. He can never quite manage to get himself into the picture, much to the disappointment of his mom, dad, and sister, who always want to be in the spotlight. When he meets Nessie, who’s equally desperate to get away from the cameras, he begins to ask himself the ultimate question: What’s the price of fame after all?
Big-hearted and clever, The Art of Getting Noticed by Chelsea M. Campbell and Laura Knetzger invites us to explore our most tender selves through friendship and creativity—and have quite a bit of fun in between!
Chelsea M. Campbell is always trying new things, which is why she wears a lot of hats. It’s definitely not to disguise herself because she’s secretly a cryptid. Besides writing this book, she’s also the author of the Renegade X series for teens and creator of The Weaver of Stories video game. For more information—and to try and see what she looks like without a hat—you can visit her online at www.chelseamcampbell.com.
Laura Knetzger went to the School of Visual Arts and graduated in 2012. Laura started drawing and self-publishing a series of all-ages comics called Bug Boys in 2011. Laura loves to make comics and books about small pleasures, small creatures, and feelings. The main inspirations for her stories come from plants and animals, art and handicrafts, and trying to think of things from a non-human perspective. She also enjoys painting, playing video games, and knitting. You can find her online at @LauraKnetzger.
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