I hadn't heard of Brooke A. Allen before her appearance at Big Planet Comics Vienna - which turns out to be no surprise because she's still at student at SCAD, even though she's got her first graphic novel coming out now. I talked to her briefly, asking about her influences and was surprised to hear Walt Kelly, followed by Jeff Smith. After reading the book, I can definitely see Bone's influence. I enjoyed the story and will run a brief review at the City Paper soon, but here's some photos.
She made a nice drawing in each book - the people in front of me got the bad magician.
My daughter got Mr. Easter.
And I got a self-portrait.
There was a darn big crowd for both Ms. Allen and the 4th of July sale.
She kept cranking through the drawings for people and I think the store expected to sell out of the book.
BP had these nice posters on sale for $3. I got mine.