Monday, July 26, 2010

Author Meetings and Brilliant Acquisitions.

This past Friday was a whirlwind of activity as we pulled a marathon of author meetings, from noon to night. All but one of our authors met us down in San Diego, a madhouse of activity, thanks to the annual Comic Con at the Convention Center. In between sightings of a skinny Thor, several Slave Leias, and the Ghostbusters, we sipped coffee and shuffled salads with new authors and old. ZOVA needs to remember to bring cameras to these things. It was a veritable photo fest.

Saturday, we headed up to Los Angeles for the Renegade Craft Fair. Sunburned and sticky, we wandered from booth to booth admiring the best of Southern California's DIY entrepreneurs.

Our favorites, of course, were the paper people. There were plenty of skilled graphic designers offering everything from stationary to book plates to scrapbook sets. Here are a few of our favorites:
DKNG : bold design and illustration
Paper & Type : delicate graphics for a personal touch
In-Vita Paper Studio : classic Renegade paper products
Redstar ink : our personal favorite of the favorites, their website is as lovely as their products

And since we're riding the graphic design train, here, we'd like to take a moment to introduce the newest addition to the ZOVA team. Daniel Pearson, graphic designer extraordinaire, will be working with us on everything from cover art to websites. We are so excited about this, we'll probably burn him out within the first week! It's a joy, not only to work with someone whose designs are so impressive, but whose energy and enthusiasm for the work rivals our own. Welcome to ZOVA, Daniel! We look forward to this partnership.

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