From the EMU Club Adventures team:
SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, BOOK FAIRS, CONVENTIONS
Cartoonist and children's book author Ruben Bolling is available for presentations to kids in audiences of all sizes.
Ruben is the New York City area-based author of The EMU Club Adventures series of books, published by Andrews McMeel Publishers. The first two (both published in 2015) are:
ALIEN INVASION IN MY BACKYARD; and
GHOSTLY THIEF OF TIME
His presentations always get kids laughing and cheering, while they learn about:
- Ruben's road to becoming a cartoonist,
- Overcoming obstacles and the value of persistence,
- The real-life secret origin of the EMU Club,
- Being curious and finding wonder in everyday mysteries,
- The importance of storytelling.
"Mr. Bolling was so funny. I only stopped laughing twice!"
"I like Stuart because he never gives up. And Ferdinand is the best dog ever."
"It was cool to see the comics Mr. Bolling made when he was my age."
"This was the best. I want to know about the real mystery of the blob!"
Ruben can present at large assemblies, in classrooms, or even conduct cartooning workshops, teaching kids how to write and draw a comic strip.
For more information about Ruben Bolling and The EMU Club Adventures, click here.
Contact email@example.com for information about how you can arrange for Ruben Bolling to visit your school, library, book fair, or event.
DECEMBER 19 UPDATE:
FOR SIGN-UPS 12/19 TO 12/24, THE $25 DONATION WILL BE MADE TO DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS, NOT COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS.
I've generated donations for the Committee to Protect Journalists for over two weeks, and I'm so grateful to those who joined me in supporting that important organization. I've decided that for the last six days of the Inner Hive Drive (through 12/24), for every INNER HIVE sign-up, a $25 donation will be made to Doctors Without Borders, which provides vital medical aid where it's most needed, including the catastrophe currently occurring in Aleppo.
To join the INNER HIVE, click here.
For more information on Doctors Without Borders, click here.
December 4, 2016
With Donald Trump's election, I join many in thinking about ways in which we can donate to organizations that will counteract the anticipated effects of his presidency.
One of the ways I want to do my part is in supporting the Committee to Protect Journalists. They do amazing, vital work protecting the rights, freedom and lives of journalists (including cartoonists) around the world, and stand ready to do so in the United States.
If you were thinking about joining Tom the Dancing Bug's INNER HIVE, now's the time to do it.
FROM NOW UNTIL 12/24/16,
more the DOUBLE your INNER HIVE sign-up charge will be donated to the Committee to Protect Journalists, which promotes Freedom of the Press.
When you join the INNER HIVE, you get each week's Tom the Dancing Bug comic emailed to you at least one day before it's published, along with commentary, puns, profuse apologies, preliminary art, palindromes, additional comics, "content", yummy recipes, architectural blueprints, folk remedies, secret treasure maps, etc. The cost of membership is only $11.95 per six months.
And through 12/24, when you pay that $11.95 for the first six months, $25 will be donated to help defend the rights of journalists and cartoonists to report and comment on the news without fear of reprisal. I believe that promoting a free press is one of the most effective ways to help the citizens of repressive nations, by exposing corruption, government malfeasance and war crimes.
And unfortunately, under the Trump administration, I believe the fight for a free press in the United States is going to enter one of its most challenging and dangerous chapters in history.
How else can you get exclusive access to stupid comics AND help the journalists of world and the U.S. make their countries a better place to live?
To join the INNER HIVE and help the Committee to Protect Journalists, click here.
For more information on the Committee to Protect Journalists, click here.
Thank you for your support of Tom the Dancing Bug and the power of Freedom of Speech.
SHARE THE JOY OF EMUS WITH YOUR LOVED ONES.
For a limited time, I'm offering copies of The EMU Club Adventures, Books 1 and 2, with a personalized signature and drawing in each.
"There are tons of little mysteries all around us. Sometimes if you look really, really closely at them, you find out some amazing, incredible things. And you might just save the world."
-Stuart Tennemeier, President of The EMU Club
"Filled with wild twists and funny dialogue" -Publishers Weekly
"The type of non-stop action and improbably hilarious fun only a kid could dream up" -GeekDad
"The EMU Club inhabits exactly the world I always hope to live in when I was 12" -Cory Doctorow
"A pleaser for Wimpy Kid fans" -Kirkus Reviews
Featured in the 2015 ABC Best Books for Young Readers List (American Booksellers Association)
You get both books, signed and sketched, shipping included, for $59.00.
Continental U.S. only for now, please.
INNER HIVE members: please wait for special instructions that will be included in the next (week of 11/28) INNER HIVE email.
(Click here to join the INNER HIVE.)
If you would like the books signed "to" a particular name (your name, the name of a gift recipient, etc.), type that name in the field below. If not, you can leave that field blank.
UPDATE 12/1: THIS OFFER IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ORDERED.
Of course, you can also buy both or either book in the regular way on Amazon...
… or you can purchase them elsewhere by clicking here, or even by going to a bookstore!