In the fall of 2010, Moriah Neils, An Exciting Event’s bassist (and gifted bookmaker), took it upon herself to join me in designing a handmade book version of the Moondog Madrigal Puppet Show script. Moriah designed the physical book and I drew the illustrations and edited the story; together we formatted the text. Then, in January 2011, the entire An Exciting Event cast spent its “free time” between rehearsals folding, sewing, and piling dozens of softbound books, in a rainbow of colors, which we sold at our three Boston Moondog Show performances. When Moriah went back home to Seattle, she made twelve heirloom-quality hardbound copies, one for each performer.
We think the script serves beautifully as curl-up-with-a-blanky-and-some-cocoa-and-your-favorite-set-of-maracas reading material, and we still have many copies of the softbound book. If you are interested in purchasing one, please contact me, and I will send you one, for $20 (plus shipping).