Whenever I buy new books I always subject them to two things: they will be covered with clear plastic and they will be signed by me. Yes, I signed those books like I’m the author (date of purchase included), because everyone needs to know that those books are mine, hahaha… Or maybe it’s me trying to make up for what I am not, a book author (but I’m hoping that someday I will be). I wonder what does it feel like to have your readers wait up in queue just to get your scribble on their copy of your book, and perhaps have a picture with you? Maybe I should just ask Glenn a.k.a. “Glentot,” who just had the exact experience during the book signing event for his first book, Wickedmouth Unang Putok, last February 15.
Unang Putok is based from Glenn’s humor blog, Wickedmouth a.k.a. the-only-blog-in-this-entire-universe-that-I-patiently-backread. The book signing was held at the National Bookstore in SM North Edsa. Joining Glenn in this event were Al Estrella (a.k.a. Sir Mots of Teacher’s Pwet), the illustrator, and Khikhi, one of the main characters of the book. Prior to the book signing, the three indulged in the question and answer portion. Among the things that were asked were…
“What happened during the pre-production?”
“How many stories didn’t make it to the cut?”
“Did your mom read the book?” (to Glenn)
“Are you planning to sue Glenn for ruining your reputation? (to Khikhi).
If you’ve read the book and you’re curious about Khikhi’s reaction, don’t worry, she was anything but mad. In fact, she came all the way from Pangasinan just to show her support to her friend, Glenn.
After the Q&A, people started to line up to have their copies signed by the three. And so the three got busy for like almost an hour. Even Khikhi signed the books, which made me want to pull my hair because I didn’t bring my copy, argh!
When all the books had been signed, the three readily posed for a little photo op with the attendees.
It just occurred to me that this is the first book signing event I have ever attended. It was very simple, but it was fun. I was happy meeting Al and Khikhi for the first time and like Glenn, they were really nice people. If you still don’t have this book, well, get your ass to the nearest bookstore and buy yourself a copy now! It’s only 200 bucks in exchange for all the laughs and saliva you’d be spewing from reading the stories in this book.
Regards to my readers from our HR department, Ms. Maricel and Alvin. Thanks for lurking! 🙂