A Real Live Dorkface!

January 28, 2013

Yes, Kevin Janison really gets into his storytelling – bringing Deputy Dorkface to life for his adoring fans. Here’s the proof: a photo of him entertaining the crowd at Greenfield Elementary School in Gilbert, Arizona recently.

But don’t worry … he returned to normal shortly thereafter.


New Facility Opens its Doors to Deputy Dorkface

October 5, 2012

The beautiful new Thelma B. Johnson public early childhood education center in Henderson, Kentucky recently hosted a Deputy Dorkface night!

The school was transformed into Mannerland.  Author Kevin Janison gave a reading (actually from Stinkville because the students had already heard Mannerland) to a packed cafeteria – and then the students played different games based on activities from Mannerland.  They received some treats based on Sugaropolis (including grilled cheese sandwiches from the food fight), had their pictures taken in the Mannerland cut-out and got to meet and have a picture taken with the Deputy Dorkface impersonator, who was very funny.  He really got into character with quotes, a deep voice, and a very cowboy accent.

We think about 200 people showed up – and the rumor is the school had others waiting – with good manners, of course!


Decked out for Deputy Dorkface

September 27, 2012

I am thrilled about spending our night with an author who travels the country teaching kids to be creative and to have fun with learning. ~ Aleisha Sheridan, Administrator for Preschool and Childcare for Henderson County Schools.

Danielle Crafton of Surfky.com News reports on the excitement building in Henderson, Kentucky for Family Night with Kevin Janison and Deputy Dorkface October 2nd. For the full article, read here:

We can’t wait to hear all about it!


Deputy Dorkface Delights!

April 30, 2012

We’ve told you how kids love Deputy Dorkface. Now you can see how much they love the books – and author Kevin Janison – for yourself!YouTube Preview Image


Deputy Dorkface (and Kevin) at Festival Debut

November 2, 2011

Participation by authors both local and nationally known will highlight a day of book readings and signings, panels, arts and crafts, and musical performances. ~ Steve Bornfeld, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Weatherman and author Kevin Janison will lead a panel discussion of children’s books at the Vegas Valley Book Festival’s opening day on Thursday, November 5 at the old Historic Fifth Street School. Activities are free and run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with events for young and old. Read the full article from the Las Vegas Review-Journal here:


Shout out to St. George!

October 14, 2011

Kevin Janison recently visited St. George, sharing his Deputy Dorkface stories with students at several elementary schools in the area.  He can still feel the warmth from the community and the students still have him laughing! Special thanks to the outstanding librarians …

Ms. Carney at Three Falls Elementary (thanks for putting this all together!)
Ms. Brueck at Hurricane Elementary
Ms. Matthews at Coral Canyon Elementary
Ms. Toolery at Panorama Elementary
Ms. Brown at Diamond Valley Elementary


Deputy Dorkface Goes to California

September 2, 2011

Yes! That’s right! Kevin Janison will bring Deputy Dorkface to the Storyteller Stage at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival on October 2nd. Kevin and the Deputy will get to hang out with more than 30,000 visitors, meet  other children’s authors, illustrators, and entertainers, and read from one of the Deputy’s adventures. Deputy Dorkface will have lots of stories to tell when he comes home! For more information on the event, click here:


Deputy Dorkface in Action

May 14, 2011

YouTube Preview ImageKevin Janison reads aloud from his book, Deputy Dorkface: How Stinkville Got Cleaned Up at the Foster Grandparents Book Fair, hosted by Barnes and Noble in Las Vegas in May.


Deputy Dorkface meets with Foster Grandparents

May 4, 2011

Kevin Janison will be at Barnes & Noble on Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas this Saturday, May 7th, at 1 p.m. for the Foster Grandparents BookFair. Stop by and hear Kevin read from his latest Deputy Dorkface book!


Video clips from Kevin’s school assembly

June 21, 2010
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