Tuesday, June 9, 2009


In September, my first author/illo picture book comes out, TROUBLE GUM. This is the first kids book I both illustrated and wrote. So it holds a dear place in my heart. I was really glad to hear it was getting a good reception over at the publisher, Feiwel and Friends. Then, I was really glad again to hear that they were going to be making giveaways to promote the book--TROUBLE GUM gum. Nice.

Then, I got an envelope full of these babies and I was totally psyched. Little boxes of colorful Chiclet-style gum--decorated in art from the book. Too nice.

Go Feiwel and Friends! Go TROUBLE GUM! September '09!


Blogger Jeff Newman said...

Awesome! What I got to do to get me some?

June 11, 2009 10:21 AM  
Blogger Matthew Cordell said...

Oh yeah! Will definitely save you some chew for our next get-together.

June 11, 2009 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Kyle said...

Super cool give aways! Thanks for the pics.

June 11, 2009 12:08 PM  
Anonymous a fan said...

Very Cool!! They should attach a box to each book. People will gravitate towards books that have those little gifts attached.

So Matt, how about another contest to win a box of gum? :)

June 11, 2009 5:32 PM  
Blogger jimmyprell said...

I love the idea of you and Jeff getting together to chew gum. Which definitely beats chewing the fat.


Good thing you didn't call the book, TROUBLE CUD or, I don't know, TROUBLE LIVERWURST.

For my upcoming book about bullying, BYSTANDER, the people at Feiwel & Friends are still undecided about the appropriate giveaway. Maybe it will be a point of purchase thing: You buy the book and somebody punches you in the face, or makes fun of your sweater. The possibilities are endless.

June 12, 2009 10:08 AM  
Blogger Matthew Cordell said...

Fan-on contest... you're readin my mind...
Preller-Trouble Liverwurst is the follow-up. Will do a joint book tour with your Bystander II: This Time It's 4 Real

June 12, 2009 11:37 AM  
Blogger Julie H said...

Remember how you had to take 700 pictures to get these right? Cute.

June 12, 2009 12:41 PM  
Blogger Matthew Cordell said...

Giving away all my secrets!

June 12, 2009 1:20 PM  
Blogger Joerg said...

I need some Trouble Gum....

July 6, 2009 1:18 PM  

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