Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you:
8: A Kids Book Anthology
I've just collaborated with 7 other artists from around the world to create this super awesome kid's book anthology. 8 artists, 8 page stories. We have illustrators from the USA, Europe, and Japan. The other 7 artists inside are:
The ROBO 6 character that I've been teasing you all with is going to be making his world debut inside this amazing book.
We're going to be getting it printed through Ka-Blam and it will be distributed and ready for purchase through Indy Planet. It should be available online around the end of October or beginning of November. It could be sooner, but I'm not totally sure.
Want to look through the forums where we all showed our process and gave feed back? Would you like to browse through the hundreds of posts where this baby was conceived? The magic took place over at the Illopond that was put together by Ben Powis, one of the artists of the 8 Anthology. Not only did we use that site to communicate with each other and bring this thing together, but YOU can do it too. The Illopond is a place for artists and illustrators to not only hang out and talk shop, but to do what we did and collaborate and create a project together. So head on over and check it out.
Now, not to toot our own horn here, but I don't know if this has ever been done before in the children's book market. Comics do it all the time, so why not us? Why should children's books stay in their little bubble and not participate in the anthology sensation that's sweeping the nation? Okay, I know, I know, that was completely lame and infomercial of me, but you get the idea, right?
As soon as this thing is out and ready for purchase, then I will most definitely let you all know.
But, if you are going to be in the Lexington, Kentucky area the 19th and 20th of November, then you can come by and purchase it in person from yours truly at the UP! Fair.
I can't express how excited I am about this project. It's been a blast being a part of it and we have some super-mega-ultra awesome artists in here. Enjoy everyone.