I've been hard at work the past few months on a new project that I wanted to share with you guys because I need some help.
I'm writing and illustrating a children's book.
It's always been a dream of mine to do this. Many of the illustrators I look up to have done amazing children's books. There's Saul Bass with Henri's Walk to Paris, Charley Harper's ABC's, of course the work of guys like Shel Silverstein, Maurice Sendak and Dr. Seuss. The combined impact of a simple and powerful story with beautiful design work is incredible.
When I started the project I had a story in mind. A story I wrote when I was in the fifth grade. It's about crocodiles. My idea is to have a limited edition book of silk screen prints. The writing and design portion is nearly complete and now I am exploring options to get the book printed and published.
This is why I mentioned I need your help.
I would like to publish the book myself. It's expensive but if I can find a way to do it I'd prefer to control the production and distribution.
I propose the following: To cover the cost of production I will do custom prints for hire.
What that means is that for $100 I will design print and ship you an original one of a kind design on any subject you choose! An 18" by 24" original giclee print.
The subject could be as specific or vague as you wish. You could commission a one of a kind self portrait or a picture of Nicolas Cage hand gliding over stone henge. When you order please include a brief description of your print in the notes section at check out. You will recieve an email asking for further details as well as any source images you'd like me to see or use. You'll also be given a delivery date and a description of our edit process. All the finished custom prints will be put up on this blog here (of course if you'd prefer to not have your design posted online it won't be)
ALSO everyone who orders a custom print will get first shot at picking up the finished book at half the price!
Please help spread the word, this project is something I'm very passionate about. I’m very excited about how everything has come together so far and can’t wait to share the finished product with you guys.
18" by 24"
GIclee print on archival paper
hand sIgned one of a kind original design