Jesse (standing) and Jason at the October 2012 Hammonasset Jamboree. The book was very well received at the Jamboree and the weather turned out to be perfect, despite calls for high winds and downpours.
John DeStefano, left, former mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, stopped by the Hobbomock tent at the October 2012 Columbus Day Festival in the Worcester Square section of New Haven. Mayor DeStefano is an ardent supporter of grade-school education and a fan of Hobbomock, the latter of which is being used in the classrooms of many New Haven County schools as part of the core educational curriculum for the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.
Photo by Chuck Miceli
A young Samuel L. Clemens (AKA Mark Twain from the days before he wore only his signature white suit) visits with Jason at the Big E during Connecticut Day, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Jason took a break from signing copies of The Legend of Hobbomock at the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association table in the Connecticut building to chat with Mr. Clemens about his forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume II.
Photo by Terri Marshall
Hobbomock illustrator Jesse Bonelli (left) and writer Jason show off their book at Meigs Point, Hammonasset, Connecticut, August 2012.
Photos by Brian M. Murray, Sr.
Three scenes from the Barnes & Noble North Haven, Connecticut bookstore signing in November 2011. Over 500 copies of Hobbomock were sold from this store leading up to the New Year, and thus Hobbomock became this store's single bestselling book title in hardcover in 2011
Jason and Growing Sweater illustrator, Ben Quesnel, at the October 2013 art show for Ben at Greenwich Bank in Cos Cob, Connecticut
Photo by Kelley Fryer/East Haven Courier
Close to 50 children came out to the Hagaman Memorial Library to hear Dana Wilcox tell the tale of the giant slumbering in their backyard in August 2012. Wilcox, a poet, writer and actor, was reading from The Legend of Hobbomock-and she had the book's author, Jason J. Marchi (right) and illustrator Jesse J. Bonelli (with book) on hand to help. The trio answered questions and Marchi and Bonelli signed books after the reading.