A Vision of the Past:Tom King opens up on his acclaimed comic book series!
CFK returns with TWO new children's books! Shakes the Cow and the Bear From AUNT go racing in their latest adventures!
HI! My name is J. Robert Deans, basically known online as "That Penguin Guy." About two years ago, I ran a campaign to start a new series of children's books, CRASS FED KIDS, with the printing of MOO THOUSAND AND PUN. MOO featured Shakes The Cow on an adventure in Space, and thanks to my wonderful 83 supporters, Shakes came to life!
Since then, I printed three more books using a preorder system to pay for printing. First was another Shakes adventure, TEMPLE OF MOO'D. The other two books feature Stanley, The Bear From A.U.N.T., in the young reader spy adventures THE HONEY DON'T CASE and THE CASE OF THE PUSHY OCTOPUS. When I wrote THE CASE OF THE PUSHY OCTOPUS, I combined the characters from both series when Shakes' friend Percie showed up to help Stanley during a mission under the sea. (You can't read that without hearing Sebastian, can you? Neither can I.)
My newest books, scheduled for release this Summer, tell one story, from two perspectives, for two different reader levels. Shakes is a Formoola One racing driver in MOO FAST, MOO FURRYOUS, and in the latest Bear From A.U.N.T. book, Stanley and his friends investigate Formoola One race fraud in THE CASE OF THE CHICANE MUTINY.
(Yeah…I still like my puns.)
My campaign for MOO THOUSAND AND PUN included several bells and whistles, like prints and coloring books. This time, my campaign simply covers printing a modest number of both new books. Included with the cost of printing, taxes and fees, and shipping, are funds to advertise my catalog with libraries and bookstores across the world. I will also print extra copies to send out packages to a few agents and publishers to begin the process of moooving Shakes and Stanley to a greater stage. This will hopefully get me closer to being a full-time writer of puns. And books. Not just puns, I swear.
Printing the books will cost about $1500, with the remaining funds covering promotion, shipping, and Kickstarter fees. Stretch Goals will be determined shortly, but extra funds raised will at the very least mean printing extra books (woohoo!).
[in print as My grandfather's superhero was made for times like these: Megan Margulies on the renewed relevance of Captain America].
Monday, March 6, 2017
Curatorial Display - Will Eisner Centennial: Discovering His Legacy in the Library's Collections.
Join curators from the Prints & Photographs Division and the Serial & Government Publications Division in a celebration of noted cartoonist, comic book publisher, and graphic novelist Will Eisner. A selection of comic art and comic books will be on exhibit.
This event is co-sponsored by Prints & Photographs Division and the Serial & Government Publications Division.
Where: Room 139, Madison Building, 1st floor, Madison Building
When: Monday, March 6, 2017, 11:00-1:00 PM
"FARPOINT is an annual gathering for fans of all genres of imaginative fiction – Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, SuperHeroes – in all the media formats in which they might appear – Cinematic Movies, Television, Direct to DVD , Books on Tape, Podcasts, Web Video – you name it, we want to celebrate it!
The con was established in 1993, by a committee led by Bev Volker and Steve Wilson. Our focus is on Fandom, and all the wonderful, creative people who comprise it. Our mission is to encourage, to educate, to enable. So, while we certainly bring in some exciting professionals from the industries which bring imagination into the mainstream, our real goal is to give you the opportunity to meet others like yourself, to forge friendships, and to develop your own creative gifts."
Comics creators Peter David and David Mack are among the guests.
The Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress presents U.S. Representative John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin in conversation with Radio Host Kojo Nnamdi about "MARCH: Book Three." Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, welcomes the award-winning "MARCH: Book Three" authors in a presentation to 7th grade students from School Without Walls at Francis Stevens in Washington, D.C.