A whimsical children’s story of a unicorn trying to find its place in a mythical world… The Grumpy Unicorn Kickstarter ending 4/10/15 Just a short callout for an adorable project, with children’s books it’s easy to write a post that’s longer than the book itself. So keeping it brief. The Grumpy Unicorn is a story of ..
Half the artists go on a creative quest to Botswana…a multimedia journey and collaborative story Expanding Horizons Kickstarter ending 3/7/15 Before I get much further, I’m going to say what we must all be thinking: I would love to be on that boat. Eleven talented artists, storytellers, researchers, travelling to Africa, to a place that in ..
Because sometimes we fail to keep it classy. From “Cats Are Bad At…” on Kickstarter I’m back and forth on this because I try my darndest to stay positive in this blog, so I’ll just say that there are a few projects out there that show that raw enthusiasm isn’t always going to make goal. ..
A gryfon’s journey to his home and into prophecy… A Shard of Sun Kickstarter ending 12/16/14 It’s been a long time since I’ve had the chance to cover a really solid book. Thinking about it, I’m not sure I have yet, so this is a welcome project. A Shard of Sun, now on Kickstarter, latest novel ..
A young fox returns to the continent of his birth to find conspiracy and danger… The Unlucky Fox (Or, The Peculiar Story of a Dapper Young Fox Out to Solve a Family Mystery in India) Kickstarter ending 10/31/14 For me, this book hits all the right notes. Not only is the illustration work sterling–rich backgrounds, ..
A young wizard’s quest for an ancient and elusive magical artifact takes him on a deadly adventure, full of strange creatures and stranger vocabulary… Matlock the Hare: The Puzzle of the Tillan Wand Kickstarter ending 6/24/14 I’m going to start by saying that I really like this project. It’s got great artwork, that hare’s got ..
An illustrated story of a spirit’s journey from hell to humanity, full of dragons… Caelum Sky (Vol. I) Kickstarter ending 5/19/14 The author/artist Andrea “Firefeathers” Radeck throws out this glib description of her epic, 150,000-word series: “[It’s] about a spirit trapped in the body of a demon-monster, harased by other demons for not being evil enough, and ..
Pandamonium: A Steampunk Panda Adventure Kickstarter ending 6/10/14 I’ll admit: I’m torn here. The book cover promises that rarest of things, a rock’em-sock’em swashbuckling panda adventure. And you know what? I want to believe. because that’s a pretty awesome panda pirate captain. Artist/author Patrick Scullin is no slouch on the illustration front. He’s got a ..
An illustrated version of a children’s classic, dedicated to makers and artisans everywhere. Steam in the Willows “The past was like a bad dream; the future was all happy holiday as I moved Southwards week by week…lingering as long as I dared, but always heeding the call!” – Kenneth Grahame, Wind in the Willows Wind in ..