SPX PEOPLE! George O’Connor and Joe Infurnari will here this weekend at table W38. All the goodies pictured above and lots, lots MORE! Come see us and say hi!
Lots (and lots!) of great First Second authors will be attending SPX this year, and we’re so pleased to have them all signing at Table E5!
We’re also thrilled to have two books up for this year’s Ignatz Award — Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s This One Summer and Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints. Those books are both so good, you guys! We hope you’re enjoying them too.
Here’s when our authors will be signing!
11:00am — James Kochalka — The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza
12:00pm – Dave Roman — Astronaut Academy
1:00pm — Ben Hatke — Zita the Spacegirl
2:00 — Jillian Tamaki — This One Summer
3:00 – James Sturm — Adventures in Cartooning
4:00 – Zack Giallongo — Broxo
12:00pm – Nick Bertozzi — Shackleton
1:00pm – Ben Hatke — Zita the Spacegirl
2:00pm – Farel Dalrymple — The Wrenchies
3:30pm – Jillian Tamaki — This One Summer
4:30pm – Greg Means and MK Reed — The Cute Girl Network
You can also catch Jillian on the ‘Stories of Girlhood’ program at 12:30 on Sunday in the White Flint Auditorium.
We can’t wait! See you this weekend.
What is the Korean girl chef wearing in my comic? It’s called Han-Bok, a traditional Korean dress. This particular top with striped sleeves is called ”Sek-Dong-Jeh-Go-Ri” which is worn by girls on happy special occasions. The silk tie at the end of her braid is called “Deng-Ki”. It is worn by young ladies yet to be married. This tie was the sign for the town’s bachelors to know which girls were available. Once the ladies got married, they turned the braid into a bun and wore an ornate pin though the bun.
Han-Bok is such a beautiful costume. It makes the woman look so graceful but unfortunately it is so uncomfortable to wear. I have no idea why they made the skirt to be tied so high, right on the breast line. Ouch!
It’s hard to see anyone wearing Han-Bok in Korea anymore, except for the national holidays, weddings and funerals. I remember wearing them when I was a little girl visiting the elderly relatives in Korean new years and Chu-Suk, the Korean thanksgiving. I couldn’t wait to take it off because it was so itchy and uncomfortable. The only way for this dress to stay put was to tie it very tightly right underneath my armpit and I could hardly breath, let alone eating any of those wonderful Korean holiday food.
There are many Korea dramas based on the Cho-Sun (Korean dynasty 1300s- 1800s) period and all the characters wear such a beautiful ornate Han-Bok. I’m a total sucker for those dramas. I’ve recently heard about this K drama called “Dae-Jang-Kum” which is about a female chef in the Cho-Sun era palace. It’s been translated as “The Jewel in the palace” in the other Asian countries and apparently it was a hugh hit a few years ago. I don’t watch much K dramas these days so I was completely oblivious to it until one of my Korean teacher told me to watch it since I’m doing a comic about Korean food. Korean Food drama full of beautiful Han-bok clad characters?? I was sold instantly and ordered the entire set online, I can’t wait to watch it!