7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #593: Featuring Jamie Hogan

h1 July 1st, 2018 by jules

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I got a neat surprise from illustrator Jamie Hogan recently, and I’m sharing it here today. (Fun Fact: Jamie first visited 7-Imp back here, over a decade ago, when the kicks tradition was only 17 weeks old. Whoa. And Eisha was blogging with me. AND images were tragically tiny and so poorly aligned that it makes my heart cry a little. Jamie also visited here in 2013.)

Anywhoozles. Jamie has created an illustration for a Portland (Maine) Public Library exhibit of panel art, and her illustration is inspired by 7-Imp. I mean, right?! The image is above, and in this post, you can read more about it (she references seven things happening at this library, which she describes as a “hub of activity”). You can also read more about the library art show at that link.

Thank you, Jamie! This is specialness.


Illustration used by permission of Jamie Hogan.

Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.

* * * Jules’ Kicks * * *

1) THIS THIS THIS. “Storytime is America at its best.”

2) The Horn Book’s coverage of the ALSC Awards.

3) Bingeing Insecure.

4) Issa Rae.

5) James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney:



6) Surviving a big home repair project.

7) Haley Heynderickx.

What are YOUR kicks this week?

4 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #593: Featuring Jamie Hogan”

  1. What a lovely tribute to 7 Imp! Very cool, Jamie.

    Good morning, Imps!

    Jules: I haven’t seen the series yet – I don’t have that channel – I have seen her speak, and it was wonderful, very inspirational, very honest and positive. Yay for the magic of storytime, and three cheers for those posters. Adding Haley to my “listen to later” queue.

    My kicks from the past week:
    1) A+
    2) Making people laugh
    3) Comforting
    4) Comforted
    5) Pace
    6) Progress
    7) Peace

  2. How very cool! And you ARE a kidlit superhero!

    Jules – I adore Issa Rae & Insecure, hope you are enjoying it too. I will have to read that article on Storytime & listen to Hayley Hendricks later. What was the home improvement project?

    LW – Making people laugh is the best. Really love that its followed by kicks 3-7.

    My kicks this week:
    1) Finally saw Spiderman: Homecoming & very much loved its earnestness & energy & the relationships between the friends.
    2) A Portland Thorns game Wednesday was a great place to be to comiserate after the news cycle – even though it was a draw.
    3) Walked part of the way home after the match & got some amazing photos of the riverfront from the Hwthorne Bridge. Portland in summer is so pretty.
    4) Geeked out after a legal scholar responded to my tweet to him about a new case decision. (I am a law nerd.)
    5) World Cup games, that incredible save today byt eh Russian goalie!
    6) Home improvement project mainly completed with a major assist from my neighbor. (Put up an arbor, just need to stain the rest of it.)
    7) Fat Cupcake mini-cupcakes for continued birthday celebrations.
    7.5) Daisy being Daisy.

    Have a great week and a happy and safe 4th for Imps in the US! (Happy Canada Day!)

  3. LW: Making people laugh? Please tell me you’re doing stand-up now. I would believe it, because I’m convinced you can do anything.

    Rachel: To answer your question, we had to have the ENTIRE HOUSE re-piped. The plumbers, however, got it done in one day. ONE DAY. Pretty impressive. They rocked it. As I type, the drywall-repair person is fixing some of the 15 holes left in our walls and ceilings. I’m grateful we can afford to have this fixed (I want to stress that for sure, as this is certainly a first-world problem to have, as they say), but it’s requiring patience for sure. … I love your 4th kick, and I like YOUR home-improvement project. Cupcakes. Mmm.

    Hope you both have a great week!

  4. Rachel: Yay for good, earnest entertainment and people. And pups – Hi Daisy!

    Jules: Thanks for having such faith in me! I’m not doing stand-up. Rock those new pipes!

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