Archive for September, 2010
Librarian Kelly Butcher sent me these pictures of new super-folder Mitchell and his “Got Origami” creation.
There’s a surprise inside….
Now, I have to admit I was suspecting a Yoda inside. But I wasn’t suspecting a Kawahata Yoda! That’s some serious folding!
You can see close-ups of the Yodas and read the librarian’s review of the book at her blog, BookGerms.
That’s right, my next book doesn’t have origami or Yoda. Origami Yoda 2 is my next-next book.
But, if you’d like a peek at my next book, check out this map I’ve been working on …
You’ll probably need to click on it to see much…
The book is called : “Horton Halfpott” and I really hope you’re going to like it despite the lack of origami, Yoda and Cheeto-Hogs. Instead it’s got secrets, Shipless Pirates, pickle eclairs, Snooping Stableboys and all sorts of other hubbubbery.
Here’s the original drawing of Dwight from Chapter 1 of Origami Yoda.
Why is it going in an envelope? Because I gave it away through a contest at the Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors Website
Would you like to get your hands on a piece of original art from the book? Stay Tuned …. I’m going to have a contest right here real soon.
If you could win any drawing from the book, which one would you want?
I think I’ve made it pretty clear how amazed I am by Chris Reiff. Just look at his books like Star Wars Blueprints or the Millenium Falcon 3-D Users Manual and you’ll be amazed, too.
So, you can imagine how happy I am to own this….
… yep, I asked Reiff to draw me an Origami Yoda and he did — a really great one!
I expected him to doodle a little something, but he really went to town. First he sketched it in blue pencil, then he inked it. I love the way he handled the feet and hand. And the face he drew on there is spectacular!
Of course the big question is… can it be folded? Looks possible … maybe. Definitely difficult! If any of you super-folders out there want to give it a try, I’d love to see what you come up with.
Just heard from Jack, a cool kid I met at Celebration V.
He sent a photo from my folding workshop…
That’s three different styles of Origami Yoda, an Origami Vader and Origami Ackbar! Nice!
I hardly know what to say other than: OMG!
Scholastic Book Fair’s has made a book trailer for Origami Yoda with special effects, animation and a rapid-fire voice over!
I can hardly tell you how surreal it is to see one of my little doodles being animated Weston Woods style! Wow!