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Did you read the Live From Your Fridge story by Canadian author Bowman Wilker in the January/February issue of Chirp Magazine? Since the theme of this issue is FOOD, let’s get to know Bowman a little better with these four food questions.
1. What inspired you to write a poem about the food in your fridge?
My daughters and their friends came up with the character Bubba Da Lemon and I just loved the name. I thought he would be the type of lemon who would have lots of funny and talented friends. Plus, I always wondered what happened in my fridge whenever I closed the door! Now I know.
2. What is your favourite food?
I like avocados because they are such great salsa dancers. I also love bananas because most of the time they are just – BANANAS!
3. What is your least favourite food?
I would never want to hurt any vegetable’s feelings but I really don’t like the way cabbages sing. If you have ever heard a cabbage sing you know exactly what I mean. That’s probably why there are no cabbage music groups.
4. What’s the silliest meal you’ve ever had?
I once went out to dinner with a couple of eggplants and a zucchini. It was a ridiculously silly meal! The eggplants didn’t even wear shirts and the zucchini had terrible table manners! He did not even say, “Please” when he asked me to pass the salt.
Ha ha! Thanks, Bowman!
For more food fun be sure to check out the January/February issue of Chirp Magazine.
— Jackie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know that Canadian author J. Torres has been writing the Chirp Comic since the January 2015? Let’s get to know J a little better with these six questions!
1 – What is your favourite part of writing the Chirp Comics?
J. The positive reaction from readers! I also love seeing the artwork come in. Cale and Jess have been fantastic.
2 – What is one thing you would like to see Chirp and his friends do?
J. I think it’d be fun to see them explore a haunted house! Something spooky but not too scary.
3 – Have you ever been to the Arctic?
J. I’ve been close: I once gave a talk at a school and library in Dutch Harbor, Alaska which is known as the “gateway to the Arctic.”
4 – What is your favourite colour?
J. What colour is the ocean in Hawaii? Aquamarine? Sea blue? That colour!
5 – When did you start writing stories?
J. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember! My first published comic, which I wrote and drew, was in the school paper when I was in the third grade.
6 – What does the J in your name stand for?
J. It stands for Joseph. But all my friends call me “Jay” so you can, too!
Thanks, Jay! We look forward to reading more and more of your hilarious comics!
— Jackie, email@example.com
Canadian illustrator Cale Atkinson is now drawing Chirp and his pals in every issue of Chirp Magazine. Let’s get to know Cale!
When did you start drawing?
I’ve been drawing ever since these little mitts of mine could grip a pencil! I was even making and selling comics when I was in grade 5! It’s never too early or too late to start having fun drawing.
What do you when you’re not drawing for Chirp Magazine?
I’m usually busy drawing or writing other fun projects! I’m currently working on a bunch of children’s books (including 3 that I wrote), doing art for video games and whatever other cool projects come my way. I recently worked with Marvel on a Spider-Man comic which was awesome!
What’s something our readers might be surprised to know about you?
I have a pretty bad addiction to drawing classy animals with moustaches and little top hats. But shhh, don’t tell anyone.
What’s your favourite thing about drawing Chirp and his friends?
I love the fun situations they get into and how they use their imaginations! Hopefully one of these days they can imagine themselves in classy place so I can draw them with moustaches and top hats!