News for Feb. 28, 2005

Kong: King of Skull Island Book Tour News

2/28/05, 8:49 pm EST - Xoanon

KONG: King of Skull Island Update Joe DeVito, author of KONG: King of Skull Island writes: It has been an extremely hectic couple of months following the release of my book KONG: King of Skull Island. Many, many thanks for all of the incredible e-mails I have received regarding it. I have not yet been able to follow up on my last post detailing my visualization of Kong because I never anticipated just how much needed to be done after the book was released. I hope to post in that regard once I am able to catch up. In the meantime, I wanted to send information on some upcoming signings and the like for all those who may be interested:


I will be displaying some original Kong paintings and giving out collectible postcards at signings in the following locations. Please call a specific book store for further details as dates approach.

Borders Books Music & Cafe
425 Jericho Tpke
Syosset, NY 11791-4510
Phone: (516) 496-3934
Thursday March 3, at 7pm

Borders Books Music & Cafe
801 Bethlehem Pike
E North Wales, PA
Phone: (215) 412-2655
Saturday March 12, 2pm

Borders Books Music & Cafe
461 Park Ave and 57th
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 980-6785
Thursday March 24, 6:30pm

Barnes & Noble
1972 Broadway (near Lincoln Center)
New York, NY 10023-5903
Phone: (212) 580-2959
Thursday May 5, at 7PM

Borders Books Music & Cafe
225 Interstate Shop Ctr
Ramsey, NJ 07446-2818
Phone: (201) 760-1967
Saturday May 7, at 2pm

I will also be participating in the 'One Book' initiative, a nationwide effort to broaden and deepen an appreciation of literature. The intent is to bring people of all backgrounds and ages together to foster unity and literacy through sharing books and discussing the important issues raised by their reading. For the first year of this program in Bucks County, the Bucks County Free Library has chosen the graphic novel, Maus: A Survivor's Tale, by Art Spiegelman.

In keeping with the theme of discussing the power of visual books to foster reading and literacy, I will be giving a two hour talk and slide show, including Q&A, centering on the creation of Kong: King of Skull Island in both words and pictures at each of the following county libraries. Admission is free, but registration is required:

Doylestown County Library
150 S. Pine Street
Doylestown PA 18901
Saturday, April 9 at 2:00 PM (registration: 215-348-9081)

Township Library of Lower Southampton
1983 Bridgetown Pike
Feasterville, PA
Friday, April 23, 2:00 PM (registration: 215-355-1183)

Levittown Regional Library
7311 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055-1006
Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 PM (registration: 215-949-2324)

Perkasie Library/Samuel Pierce Branch
491 Arthur Avenue
Perkasie, PA 18944-1033
Saturday, May 21 at 2:00 (registration: 215-257-9718)

For further information:

WONDERFEST: I will be a guest there on May 28-29 in Louisville KY and will be discussing all things Kong: King of Skull Island. There will be a showing of original art, collectible postcards, a slide show and talk on the creative process, and participation in various panels.
For more information:

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