There are some who'll say that X-Ray Specs illos are the zenith of old-timey kid-targeted comics advertising. Those people are wrong. Cardboard spaceships, with their Voyage to the Mushroom Planet promise, are so far beyond anything ever drawn in service of X-Ray Specs that the championship is easy to perceive. This thing is pure desiderata pheromone.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.