Comic: Writer Prep (plus some BORING book news)

Congrats again to Dave Olimpio, who won the Writer Unboxed Summer Flash Fiction contest! Thanks to WU for giving me the chance to provide illustration prompts.

My big news: my first children’s book launches this week! I’M BORED is a new picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by yours truly, published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. You can read about it here and see the fun homemade book music video I created with a friend. Writer Unboxed will be interviewing me about the book later this month. Thanks so much to WU and all of you for your continuing support of my illustrations.


About Debbie Ohi

Debbie Ridpath Ohi writes and illustrates books for young people. Recent illustration projects for Simon & Schuster Children's include books by Judy Blume and Michael Ian Black. Her blog for children's book writers & illustrators: On Twitter: @inkyelbows


    • says

      Heh — thank you, Kathleen!

      I made the Potato puppet in the video. As you can tell from the horrible stitching, I can’t sew!! But I’m hoping it added more character. :-D

  1. says

    That video is awesome! What a natural kid, even when called to utter words like “ennui.”

    Congrats on the book launch, Debbie. Big things ahead.

  2. janet lee says

    Congratulations – can see a stuffed toy potato hitting the shelves too!
    when will the book be down under?

    Janet – aussie

    • says

      Heh, thanks. I don’t know how popular a stuffed potato would be as a toy. As a side dish, though, I’m all for it! :-D Not sure when I’M BORED will be available in Australia – good question. I’ll try to find out.