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EVENT: Jordan Crane launches KEEP OUR SECRETS at Little Island!

Posted by: admin on: October 17, 2011

Jordan Crane’s KEEP OUR SECRETS Kids-Book Launch!
Thurdsday December 1st, 5pm-6:30pm
Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street
Free To Attend

Alternative and Indy comics legend Jordan Crane will make his first-ever appearance in Toronto on Thursday, December 1st, in two spectacular events for readers of all ages!

First up, Jordan Crane will head to Little Island Comics at 5pm to launch his brand new book KEEP OUR SECRETS, a fascinating picturebook written and illustrated by Crane, with a very special secret… rubbing your hands over the illustrations reveals additional illustrations and secrets! Super cool! Crane will read from the book and sign for kids and grown-ups.

Then at 8pm Jordan will head to an event for grown-ups. Details at

A full selection of Jordan’s work will be available for purchase at both events, and at Little Island Comics and The Beguiling in the weeks leading up to the event.


Jordan Crane burst onto the cartooning scene with the release of the anthology NON in 1996. Drawing inspiration from Art Spiegelman’s legendary RAW magazine, NON featured early and debut work by a plethora of top-flight graphic novelists and illustrators. Crane has also completed the stand-alone graphic novels The Last Lonely Saturday and Col-Dee for adults, and the frenetic The Clouds Above aimed at children. His current comic series is the one-man anthology Uptight, which features several ongoing stories. He has also created illustrations and book designs for Penguin Classics’ edition of Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, and McSweeney’s Publishing’s Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon, as well as the postcard collection Uptight All Night and the journal Now Apart But Together Soon for Chronicle Books.

Keep Our Secrets: Two young children tour their noisy house with fresh eyes, discovering along the way that all is not as it seems. Featuring heat-sensitive, color-changing ink on every page, this book contains dozens of delightful surprises. Among them: a giant dog slumbering in a piano, a wishing puddle full of dimes, a raccoon that is actually a robot, and a camera that is secretly made of cheese.
Preview video:

If you are interested in covering this event or would like to interview Jordan Crane, please contact Peter Birkemoe at The Beguiling,, 416-533-9168.

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Little Island Comics is the world's only comic book shop just for kids! We carry the widest possible assortment of things that fall under the umbrella of comics and visual narrative for kids up to age 12.

We're located right next door to our parent shop The Beguiling Books & Art, at the top of Toronto's vibrant Kensington Market, making this a one-stop-shop for the whole family's graphic novel needs!

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323 College Street
Toronto, ON
M5T 1S2

416 533 9168

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