Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon (who created our namesake The Escapist) has published a children’s picture book.
Ever-prone to long titles, Chabon’s called this one The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man and it’s a superhero story with a twist ending with just enough foreshadowing to keep things interesting.
If you’ve read his book of essays on parenting and notice the dedication you’ll surmise that this must have been a project done with Chabon’s song Abraham in mind (even a colaboration a la Axe Cop? Who knows?)
Moreover, Awesome Man’s sidekick Awesome Dog is named Moskowitz, a plausible nod to Morris “Moe” Moskowitz, founder of Telegraph Avnue mainstay Moe’s Books store. If you know nothing about that, you should pick up Cometbus #51: The Loneliness of the Electric Menorah, which is all about the history of the Berkeley Independent book sellers.