"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. " - Walt Disney
I've been incognito artwise for the past month or so. If you follow me on Twitter (and you REALLY should do so) I started to make cryptic tweets about something called #projectsprinkles. I began a project around early July and finally put the finishing touches on it not long ago. It's a project that I hold near and dear to me. A project that more than 3 years ago I would never DREAM of doing. Intuition and determination set me through. I spent many days and nights, writing, sketching drawing, re-writing, fine tuning and finally I feel the time is ready. As the late Steve Jobs once said "Real artists ship." so that's why I held off on announcing anything that was incomplete.
I love my own creations to pieces. They are the barometer of my journey as a self taught artist. Are they perfect, absolutely not, but are they great? To me, of course. I wanted to tell a story about them. I was considering many things like webcomics and tumblr ask pages, but I decided not to go that path...YET. I felt it was time for Maddie and Margaret to be formally introduced to the world. For those not in the know, Maddie and Margaret Mckenszie are sisters. They don't always get along. 12-year-old Margret is quite serious in her studies and free-time activities. 5-year-old Maddie is serious about having fun, doing silly things and devouring Ice Cream all day. The elder Mckenszie sister has been bothered by Maddie ever since she was born. If it's not picking her nose that gets to her, maybe its the bouncing on a pogo stick while playing your favorite video game or banging on pots and pans that drives her bonkers. It's never a dull moment in the Mckenszie household.
The title of this book is called... (drumroll please.)
Maddie Mckenszie: The Most ANNOYING Little Sister EVER!
The book is 26 pages long and designed for younger readers, but of course I won't stop anyone out of the age range of 4-8 from reading it.
The book will be available in the following formats:
DRM PDF file On sale NOW for $1.99.(can be read on just about any tablet or color eReader (iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc)
Paypal is required.
iBookstore exclusive. Featuring a landscape layout. (Waiting on Apple's approval)
And a hard cover version via Blurb.com (I don't expect a lot of people to buy this one due to the price)
I am considering versions for Kindle and Google Play. These will be developed at a later date.
This book will be aggressively promoted and priced by me. You won't be paying $9.99 for this I tell you right now. In fact, it only costs $1.99 and you can buy the DRM Free PDF NOW.
Currently, I'm in the process of submitting my book to the iBookstore. I expect the book to be available by early October there, if not sooner. Be sure to tell all your friends and family, ESPECIALLY those with young ones!
In the meantime, check out some sample pages.