Who knew there is an internationally acclaimed cartoonist from Argentina living in Norwich? Not me! At least not at first...
An embarrassing revelation: A friendly family moved to town a while back, Mom, Dad and three kids. They seemed to like the bookstore and we started to get to know them a little. Last fall, we learned that the Dad had a kids book coming - would we like to do an event? So we said yes. Then, in order to write-up Good Night, Planet
for the website, I did a little research on the author.
YIKES! This guy is a BIG DEAL in Argentina and came to the Upper Valley to work with the creative folks at the Center for Cartoon Studies
. His cartoons have graced New Yorker
covers and been printed in the New York Times Book Review
. In my defense, I did know the Mom's last name which is different than the Dad's and he publishes under a pen name: LINIERS
And there are so many other creative people tucked in these local hills - indeed an embarrassment of riches. - Liza
Macanudo: Olga Rules