While I was taking pictures of bear pieces in the bag, this little guy peeked out to say hello, and ask when I was ever going to get around to finishing him!
My local bookstore is on a roll with the pins, and events! Besides having their usual Halloween extravaganzas, they'll also be having a 'The Graveyard Book Party' on the 24th... in which local bookstores are to throw a party celebrating Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, and then whoever throws the best party (NO idea how they'll decide this) will win a visit from Neil Gaiman... which I think is fun. (and I LOVED this book and paid quite a bit extra to have the UK only version with the Christopher Riddell drawings instead of the US version with the Dave McKean one)
This is the Chris Riddell cover: