Monday, June 15, 2009

DISPATCH :: Operation Warrior Library salutes Glen David Gold

Eight years.

That's how long it took Mr. Gold to create SUNNYSIDE, the follow up to CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL which is still a must-read.

It was worth the wait. Taking place as America enters WWI and takes center stage upon the world, the book is a wondrous mix of larger-than-life characters, romance, war, dreams and the things that frustrate them. It's always a stunning tribute to the creative process. Glen takes us inside the mind of Charlie Chaplin at work - giving us a glimpse into genius.

It's an amazing book full of humor and sorrow and life. Glen's on tour right now, so catch him if you can. He writes like Fred Astaire dances - he makes it look effortless, graceful, and fun.

Hope we don't have to wait another 8 years.

Thanks to Glen, we have four boxes of books shipping to troops in Afghanistan. You can support Glen by buying copies of SUNNYSIDE. Remember, any purchase you make in the OWL Store also helps us cover the costs of Operation Warrior Library.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

DISPATCH :: The Vacation Read: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson, Glen David Gold and Paul Malmont

Drew McWeeny over at motion-captured asked some of the people he knows to help cover his blog while he's on vacation. He asked us all the question, what's your favorite summer movie.

Somehow my answer ended up in the same post with Ricky Gervais. Sorry, Mr. Gervais.

Read on.