Gary Baseman Book Signing
Saturday, September 25, 5:00 pm (Chapters on Rideau St.)
Ottawa 04 Jury Member and artist extraordinaire, Gary Baseman (Teacher's Pet) will be signing copies of his new book, Dumb Luck at the Chapters on Rideau St. on Saturday, September 25th at 5:00 pm. Dumb Luck compiles Baseman's acclaimed commercial and personal art, while revealing how his art has shattered the murky boundaries between art and entertainment. Copies of the Dumb Luck can be purchased at the book signing or from the Aniboutique.

“Mr. Baseman's funky cartoon paintings are funny, weird, touching...manic dramas of sexual longing, bemusement, abjection, terror and mystic revelation” (The New York Times)


Mo Willems Book Signing
Thursday, September 23, 10:00 am (Chapters on Rideau St.)
2004 OIAF Jury Member, Six time Emmy-award winner and Caldecott Honor recipient, Mo Willems (Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!) will be signing copies of his books, including his new titles Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale and The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! at the Rideau Street Chapters book store on Thursday, September 23, at 10:00 am. Copies of Mo Willems titles can be purchased at any Chapters location in Ottawa.

"...Through voice bubbles, body language, and expressive sizes and shapes of type, Willems crafts a comical give-and-take between the characters. He sketches both iconic birds in decisive crayony lines and tints the pages with smooth pastel hues. Readers of all ages won't be able to resist miming the sly conversation in this satisfying sequel." (Publisher's Weekly)