Storypanda is doing a giveaway of my book for Children’s Book Week. Just follow the link and post a comment saying where you think Snowy is and you could win!
We’ve been away for awhile, moving across the country from Phoenix to Brooklyn and working on lots of projects. I’m excited to announce one of our most recent ones, my children’s book, Black Cat Big City has just been released on Storypanda, a great iOS app that lets kids and parents create collaborative stories.
I created the original version at Pratt while studying Constructivism in a typography class. The new version will be interactive and will have an option to create your own version of the story by changing out the words and some of the illustrations. We’re working on a fun promotion for it and I’m writing a blog post for Storypanda about the creation of the book. Robert and I are both really excited about the release of Black Cat Big City and I’ll probably be posting more about it soon.
We are happy to announce that our online store is now up and running! You can order our current holiday card designs, the Jackibou from our last post, or our new release, the cupicabra, a Valentine’s themed version of the infamous chupacabra. We will be adding more soon, including cards for St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s and Father’s day.
We’re a bit late in posting this, but these are the Holiday cards we designed for friends and family this year. The first features a holiday themed variation on the jackalope. We got such a good response from the people we gave it to that we’ve decided to do a series based on it, with mythical and cryptozoological animals paired with holidays. We’ll release one for each month, except January (we got started too late for it), August, and September (no holidays in August, and Labor day isn’t really a card holiday). At the end of the year we’ll make a calendar featuring all the holiday designs, and three extra ones for the months we skipped. We’re in the process of setting up an online store, and are about to print our Valentine’s Day card. I’ll post an update as soon as we do!
The picture is a little hard to read, so here’s the description of the Jackibou from the card:
Related to the jackalope, the jackibou is a rare creature that is seen only in winter. While its white coat camouflages it in snowy environments, it has been known to collect brightly colored objects in its antlers, particularly during the month of December.
I’m not going to say much about the other card because I don’t want to give the concept away before people look at it for themselves. Please post what you think it says in the comments.