A Bubble CMedia Release -- Visit the Cartoon Art Museum bookstore on Saturday, February 20, 2010 as we host San Jose-based illustrator Jim Hummel. Hummel will be signing copies of his new book A Bubble C, a children's book that showcases the alphabet through an entertaining adventure of two sisters. Hummel has been a longtime illustrator for The San Jose Mercury News, among other publications. This event is free and open to the public.

A Bubble C is an adventure of two twins, Morgan and Parker, as they initiate a treasure hunt in search of their birthdays. In this journey, the twins encounter alphabetical creatures who help them find their way, but they must beware of…the stickers! An unusual alphabet story, Hummel has created a host of characters for children to read again and again.

Cartoon Art MuseumIn addition to A Bubble C, Hummel also created its predecessor, The Two Sisters, a book about the girls' adventures with numbers.

About Jim Hummel

Jim Hummel has been the Art Director of Pacific Stars and Stripes in Tokyo, Japan, as well as the Promotional Art Director for the Associated Press, New York, New York. He was a longtime illustrator for the San Jose Mercury News in California and has won multiple awards including the National Cartoonists Society's Advertising and Illustration Award, the Society of Illustrators Humor Award and the California Publishers Award. Currently he lives in San Jose and teaches Illustration at San Jose State University, in addition to freelance work with San Jose Magazine, Burlingame Daily New and the San Francisco Airport Museum.