This Week: Fishsticks & Queso & Books. Oh My.

October 13, 2015

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Announcing FISHSTICKS AND QUESO: The Party*. (*Not to be confused with FISHSTICKS AND QUESO: The Crime Fighting Grocery Store Duo. We are currently trying to trademark that and sell NBC on the pilot, so no stealing!)

Fishsticks and Queso in a bookstore?

Yep, and drinks too. BookPeople of Austin welcomes author and artist Mary Laura Philpott for a signing of the adorably weird little gift book about modern adulthood, PENGUINS WITH PEOPLE PROBLEMS. Don’t miss the warm welcome from Wendi Aarons and Laura Mayes, hilarious local writers from popular blog The Queso.

RSVP here! (We really hope we see you there.) And you can read more about it here. 


Stress-eating after a breakup? Frustrated by the cost of a good cocktail? Stymied by the weirdness of abstract art? These penguins share your pain. The “random penguins” are a lineup of quirky, lovable weirdos with minds of their own. They understand the agony of social awkwardness, the power of the perfect smoky eye, and the arm- (or wing)-flapping terror of having a bee in the car. In fact, these winged characters get into the same sticky situations we all do. They are Penguins with People Problems.
So meet your favorite new flightless friends. They’re brutally honest (except when they’re lying), comically insecure, and totally relatable.


Mary Laura Philpott is a writer and illustrator whose work is featured regularly in major media. She is the author, most recently, of PENGUINS WITH PEOPLE PROBLEMS, as well as the founding editor of MUSING, the online literary magazine produced by Parnassus Books.

Read more about Mary Laura Philpott right here. 

We hope to see you Friday night, October 16, at BookPeople in Austin for Fishsticks, Queso & the Resulting Shenanigans.  

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1 Comment

  • Reply the gold digger October 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Funny the penguin being there.

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