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Happy Book Birthday, FUNNY GIRL! Celebrating My Contributors Properly

It’s here it’s here!  Break out the marching band!  Hand out the noise-makers!  Give old Grandma Sally a kazoo to toot because my anthology Funny Girl‘s book birthday is here at last!

To properly celebrate today I’ve a couple special treats in store. First off, I want to honor the brave women who agreed to be a part of this anthology.  If the book has any merit it is because of their blood, sweat, and talent.  And, thanks in entirely to Amy Ignatow, now you can see them all in one place at once.

Ladies and gentlemen, the fever dream that is . . . . THE WOMEN OF FUNNY GIRL!!!

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Come closer . . .

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Christine Inzer and Mitali Perkins

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Shannon Hale and Adrianne Chalepah

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(Left to Right) Ursula Vernon, Leila Sales, Libba Bray, Carmen Agra Deedy – I dig the Little Shop of Horrors Vibe on this one

 

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Raina Telgemeier & Sophie Blackall

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(On Top, Left to Right) Amy Ignatow, Lisa Graff, Charise Mericle Harper, and Akilah Hughes) (Below, Left to Right) Rita Williams-Garcia and Michelle Garcia Note that the bathtub is a perfect inclusion when you think of Carmen Agra Deedy’s story.

 

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(Left to Right) Deborah Underwood, Lenore Look, Alison DeCamp, Kelly DiPucchio

 

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Cece Bell!!

 

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Lisa Brown

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(Left to Right) Mackenzie Yeager & Delaney Yeager

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(Left to Right) Jenni Holm & Meghan McCarthy. Tortoise name unknown.

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That would be me. Betsy Bird.

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You might be saying to me now, “Betsy, isn’t two narwhals an awful lot for one picture?” and to that I would reply, “YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH NARWHALS!!!!”  Because basically Amy Ignatow (a contributor herself who did this out of the goodness of her golden glorious heart) is a mad genius who understands that putting a horn on an animal automatically makes it better.  “Betsy,” you now say, “is that symbolic in a book full of women?” Shush shush, my love.  No words.  Shhhhhhhh.

These women are the world to me and I was trying to figure out how best to give them their due.  Then it occurred to me that this book is NOT everything they’ve last done or have going on in 2017.  So for your viewing pleasure, here are the projects of the women of FUNNY GIRL that you should definitely know about:

First off, everyone is in this book:

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But in alphabetical order, here’s their latest stuff:

Cece Bell

InspectorFlytrap

Sophie Blackall

WitchesBenevento

Libba Bray

BeforeDevil

Lisa Brown

GoldfishGhost

Adrianne Chalepah

Adrianne doesn’t have any books out in 2017 aside from this one but you should check out her 2017 Press Kit if you want to see her perform stand-up in person.

Adrianne

Alison DeCamp

It’s 2016 and still as ripe and fresh as the day it was published:

NearDeath

Carmen Agra Deedy

RoosterKeepQuiet

Reviewed here by yours truly.

Kelly DiPucchio

Antoinette

LittlesSupperManny

 

Lisa Graff

GreatTreehouseWar

Shannon Hale

RealFriends

SquirrelGirl

PrincessPlaydate

Also out in October is The Legend of Shadow High but no cover is currently available. Oh! And they’re repackaging all the books in her Goose Girl series.

Charise Mericle Harper

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CraftyCat1

DoodleBook

NextBestJunior

MaeJune

GoodNothingButton

Jenni & Matthew Holm

SwingItSunny

ImScared

ImSilly

ComicsDetention

LightsCamera

Sorry you didn’t make our picture, Matt, but as our honorary little brother it’s good to honor your 2017 work alongside Jenni.

Akilah Hughes

Akilah doesn’t have any books out in 2017, but you can follow her on her YouTube channel at Akilah Obviously if you like.  Here she is doing Cups.  Not Safe for Work language-wise, I suppose, but boy oh boy oh boy.

Amy Ignatow

AgainstOdds

Christine Mari Inzer

Christine only has one book out so far, but since she’s still in college (a Sophomore, I believe) I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot more of her in our future. Keep an eye on this one.

DiaryTokyoTeen

Lenore Look

AlvinHo

Meghan McCarthy

WildestRace

Mitali Perkins

YouBringDistant

Leila Sales

OnceWasTime

Raina Telgemeier

BabysittersBox

Deborah Underwood

SuperSaurus

PartTimeMermaid

Ursula Vernon

This is what she gets up to when she not being nominated for 2017 Hugo Awards.

GiantTrouble

Rita Williams-Garcia

(Michelle doesn’t write as much, so I don’t think she’ll mind if her mom stands in for the both of them this one time)

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Mackenzie and Delaney Yeager

No books in the pipeline from these two that I know of, but if you’re curious about what they’re up to you can check out Delaney on her website and Mackenzie on her Twitter feed.

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About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.

Comments

  1. Marci Morimoto says:

    The purple tailored monstrosity I altered makes another appearance!

    • Elizabeth Bird says:

      That’s Mr. Purpled Tailored Monstrosity to you, madam. And yes. Yes it does. IT WILL NEVER DIE!

  2. Karen Anne Clifford says:

    Thanks for all these introductions. I have many small people in my life and love giving books and introducing them to new ideas

  3. Congrats, Betsy! I’ve requested your book through our library system and can’t wait to read it.

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