It’s chapter 8! The showdown is starting!

A quick side note: Can anyone catch the cameo in this page? First person to comment with the correct answer will get a prize!

Here’s the rest of the short news blurbs for today:

• I know I’m TOTALLY late to the party, but I’ve just finished reading The Hunger Games. I finished the last half in one sitting last night and stayed up a little too late doing so. I kind of woke up with a reading hangover, which was weird. Or it could be that I didn’t drink any water last night. I like the idea of a reading hangover better.

Jason also pointed me to this short comics sequence of the beginning of the book done by fellow First Second cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks. It’s kind of amazing.

• MK and I have begun our project that we’re doing exclusively for SPX to promote Americus. I don’t want to talk too much about it, but I will tell you that it’s A.] not a comic and B.] it’s awesome.