Jan 17, 2011
When booking my flights back home for the holidays, I found that it was $150 cheaper to fly back to London from Seattle rather than from Vancouver (even though it would connect to the exact same flight from Vancouver to London). So I booked the flight and then emailed Matt from Easy Street Records to inquire about their interest in hosting a book signing for me at Pearl Jam’s favourite independent record shop.
When they confirmed the date with me I was ecstatic and took the opportunity to reach out to Brad Klausen, one of Pearl Jam’s concert poster artists, to ask whether he would like to be involved in the book signing as well. Having recently released a book himself, entitled From a Basement in Seattle, Brad accepted my invitation and a duo book signing was set for Seattle.
The timing worked out perfectly, as my good friends Mike, Vicky and Dave were driving down to Seattle anyways and gave me and Sophie a ride in their awesome camper van, Clarence. Their band, Norey, was headlining a show at Chop Suey but, unfortunately, we were scheduled to fly out a day before the show. Nonetheless, the band, along with many local friends, came out to West Seattle for a fun night.
The night was another successful one, hanging out with friends, signing a few books and signing Alejandro’s chest. It was also great to chat with Brad extensively. We shared our experiences with book publishing – the first for both of us – and about running our own design company, Infinitum Limited.
Thanks to Matt, Adam, Rod and Easy Street Records for their hospitality and the poster, thanks to Brad for doing the signing with me and thanks to everyone that came out for the support. The book is now stocked at Easy Street Records. Here’s an article that Donny Anderson wrote for Two Feet Thick.
There are no other book signing events scheduled at the moment, but I am working on one for London, UK. Stay tuned!