My son, Mike Holmes (The Other Mike Holmes) is at it again.
He's written another book, a compilation of his comic strip series True Story published in The Coast, Halifax, Nova Scotia's alternative entertainment newsweekly.
Friday night is his book launch, and his father and I will go, feel out of place, but try to look cool. We will also try to look as if we are not responsible for any swear words in the book. Really. We're not.
True Story, the comic strip and the book, are Mike's illustrated versions of funny personal stories submitted by friends and acquaintances from Canada and the US.
Here's what www.chapters.indigo.ca says about it:
"TRUE STORY is an illustrated collection of miniature memoirs. Mike Holmes is editor, interpreter, guide and illustrator. He puts his own spin on the middle school embarrassments, near death experiences, bad dates, reunions, funeral faux pas, and first kisses, of people like you and me. In a style true to that of his weekly comic, Holmes makes room for others to share their stories. He writes the script, helps out with the comic timing, he offers behind-the-scenes details and follows up with the storytellers. The end result is engaging, funny-genius."
Here a link to Invisible Publishing's blog with stuff about his new book, and his older book, This American Drive: An Illustrated Road Trip, about a car trip from Nova Scotia to Texas to visit his then girlfriend's family. There's a cute acknowledgement to his Mom and Dad in the front, and the author even signed it for us.
Even if he puts swears in his comics, we think he's a fabulous talent. Good thing we're not biased.