Friday, February 26, 2010

First drawings!

A few days ago my friend, web developer Margaret Savage helped me set up this game on my website. The first results are already coming in, and I am very happy to post them here.

The very first to arrive is from someone named Gfybgfdsxcvghj, who apparently lives in Fxcvbnimjokkjnbvcfxdxfjk. I am very curious about his or her or its ethnicity.  

This one is by Crystal Bretschgler in Toronto.

This by Bibi, from Dublin (I guess Ireland).

And the last of this first batch is by Jean from Paris (France or Texas?)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

The video

A couple of weeks ago Rabbit and I visited the pre-K classes at  P.S. 9 in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. P.S. 9 is a good elementary school in a neighborhood that has changed a big deal in the past ten years or so. The kids, needless to say, were fun and smart. We read Hey, Rabbit!, we talked about all the things that Rabbit's friends find in the suitcase, and then the children drew what they would want to find in the suitcase for themselves on large sheets of paper like this:

I want to thank the P.S. 9 principal and all the pre-K teachers and assistants, who were all very helpful and welcoming.
I also want to thank all the people who helped me make the video: Tobin Yelland, who did the camera work; Charles Bowe, who directed the shooting; Paul Ewen, who edited; Wynne Evans and Marc Amft of the band Drink Me, who gave me permission to use their song Can You See Me?; my girlfriend Karen Devine, a singer for the choir Amuse, who did the voice-over; Gerardo Blumenkrantz, a creative director, who helped me organize the whole thing.
The video is also on my website.