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Monday, August 20, 2012 1:24:34 PM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled KEL GILLIGAN LIMITED EDITION SETS!:
Dan said, " Hi Folks, So, here I am, once again trying to convince you all to support local independent bookstores, such as, in this case, one of my favorite local independent bookstores, Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop in La Verne, CA. My previous..." more

Monday, July 02, 2012 12:40:52 PM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled Updated color portfolio:
Dan said, "I finally updated the color art portion of my horribly outdated portfolio. Check it out.... "

Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:49:26 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled OH NO! NOT AGAIN! in stores June 5th:
Dan said, "In stores June 5th.The sequel to Oh No!   Each book also comes with a movie poster on the reverse side of the book jacket... and if you need to traverse time it also comes with a time travel map. I have to add that author, Mac Barnett, was..." more

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 11:34:02 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled My One Regret (Meeting Maurice Sendak):
Dan said, " There's a saying that you should never meet your heroes. I met Maurice Sendak once. Well, actually, that's not true. The truth is, back in 2005, when I was just starting out in the business, I was at an event and Maurice Sendak was being..." more

Saturday, May 12, 2012 9:55:13 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled Cookies and Milk at Sherman Oaks Elementary:
Dan said, "Last night I read Dog In Charge and Bawk and Roll to an audience of 200. Afterwards many cookies were consumed. Special thanks to Little Junebugs for hosting the event! "

Friday, April 27, 2012 5:19:07 PM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled A Chalk Mural for my Son's School:
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4:46:01 PM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled The Art Process of "Fire! Fuego! Brave Bomberos!":
Dan said, "The art for this book was special experience for me. I had always wanted to do a fireman book and I've also been dying to experiment with something new in my artwork, so when I got the call for this project I jumped at the chance. The main idea I..." more

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:52:51 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled LA Times Festival of Books and other news.:
Dan said, " Howdy folks, I'm in a great mood. I have several deadlines coming up in the next few weeks then after that it will be smooth sailing until the end of the year. I'll finally get to start writing my next graphic novel for Scholastic, I'll get..." more

Monday, April 09, 2012 6:00:13 PM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled Happy Easter:
Dan said, "I was in wine country this weekend and I realized that I don't blog enough. I'm horrible and I'm sorry. So I decided to change things. I decided to download an app so that I can blog on my phone. Now I can blog from anywhere. This is a picture from..." more

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:03:58 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled Sidekicks (sweded):
Dan said, "The other week I received a fan letter from a sweet kid named Daniel Wiles from Forest Dale, VT. It reads as so..... I get fan mail from time to time but this one happened to have come at a particular time when I felt inspired by his letter to do..." more

Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:53:38 PM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled Children's Choice Book Awards:
Dan said, " This is a huge next few weeks for me and I'm going to tell you why.... SIDEKICKS has been nominated for a Children's Choice Book Award This is what I need you to do. 1. Chick on this link here > CHILDREN'S CHOICE BOOK AWARDS 2. Vote for..." more

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 4:35:32 PM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled I'm on Comics Are Great tomorrow!:
Dan said, "Join me tomorrow March 21st at 12ET on COMICS ARE GREAT! where I will be doing a live video interview. Go to http://comicsaregreat.tv or watch the stream below. I'll be talking about all sorts of stuff and cracking jokes! CHECK IT!     Watch..." more

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:59:31 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled Do I Say, Not as I Do.:
Dan said, "So I spoke at SCBWI NY a few weeks back and in my intensive presentation I told everyone that I blogged once a week, which is good advice to those of you starting out. Then, of course, I go on and break my own rule and I'm already behind in my..." more

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:29:26 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled SCBWI NYC (In pictures):
Dan said, "    My son turned six last Thursday. I was attending the SCBWI Conference in NY to speak and this was going to be the first time ever that I would miss his birthday due to business. He was sad that I wasn't going to be around for his birthday,..." more

Monday, January 23, 2012 10:27:08 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled Ten Years Later....:
Dan said, "    One of the most frequent questions I get from many people these days is, "How do you do it? How do you find time to keep a blog? How to you find time to be a parent? How do you work so much and function on so little sleep?" (I average about..." more

Monday, January 23, 2012 10:27:08 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled 2012:
Dan said, "Happy New Year folks! First of all, I want to apologize for the lack of blog posts in the last portion of 2011. It was an insane year filled with lots of travelling for Sidekicks and working late nights on an old laptop computer in hotel rooms. I..." more

Monday, January 23, 2012 10:27:08 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled A Book Deal for Libraries in Need:
Dan said, "See this pile of books? There are over 400 books in that pile. I happen to be fortunate enough to be one of the judges for a book competition this year and various publishers have sent me all these books for consideration. I'm still currently..." more

Monday, January 23, 2012 10:27:07 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled Going Out of Your Comfort Zone:
Dan said, "    So as you know, this year will be a busy year for me in terms of book releases. I must confess that towards the end of the year I got a little sick and tired of drawing in "my style" and this year I've been pushing publishers to let me do..." more

Tuesday, November 08, 2011 11:07:39 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled "Tom's Tweet" in stores today:
Dan said, " If you're a parent (like myself) or a child of a loving parent then you will love this book. It's about the unconditional love of parenting and caring of children no matter what the risks. Jill Esbaum has written a lovely story which I was..." more

Friday, October 21, 2011 12:18:18 PM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled The Children's Book Manifesto:
Dan said, "Art by Carson Ellis"

Thursday, October 20, 2011 10:52:22 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled 36 (My Annual Birthday Rant):
Dan said, " (I usually do this post on my birthday but due to my recent hectic schedule it was delayed)     One of the clearest memories I have of my father is when I was about 6 years old and my dad's birthday was just around the corner. He was going to..." more

Friday, September 23, 2011 10:38:35 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled Going Back to the Basics:
Dan said, "Recently Wacom unveiled a few new products which have caught everyone's eye on the internet. There was the Inkling   And now the new 24 inch Cintiq Now, I'll be honest, all these devices look amazing and I want them both, but at the same..." more

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 11:29:31 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled "Tom's Tweet" or "Hey, that cat looks like John Goodman":
Dan said, "The lovely Miss Jill Esbaum and I have a wonderful picture book coming out in November called Tom's Tweet which is a slapstick funny story that pays homage to the selfless act known as parenting. Over the next month I'll be showing tidbits of the..." more

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 2:29:53 PM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled THE ART OF SIDEKICKS: A free 275 page PDF:
Dan said, " Sidekicks has been on shelves for a couple months now and with today being the official start of the new school year I have already received many email inquiries from teachers, librarians, and children all over the country about a possible sequel..." more

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 10:15:15 AM
Dan Santat wrote a blog post titled The Long Crazy Summer:
Dan said, "I can't begin to tell you how sad I am about dropping the ball on this blog all summer, but for the last 8 weeks I have literally been living out of a suitcase and I'm finally home for a good stretch of a month before I have to head out on the road..." more