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Myth Illogical is now on Kickstarter.com

We started our next project and have once again turned to fans to help back it. Myth Illogical is our latest project. It takes a child’s perspective at looking at mythological creatures … with a twist. What’s the twist? Well, if I tell you then it won’t be a real twist will it.

The story surrounds four characters, Bigfoot, Unicorn, Minotaur, and Dragon. As the story unfolds, Bigfoot is trying to scare the reader … unsuccessfully. He starts getting pointer and tips from the other characters until all of them are attempting to be scary. It takes an interesting look at fear by making things that are suppose to be scary, funny.

The primary goal of the book is just to be fun to read. No strong headed moral, but good old-fashioned fun.

Check out the kickstarter campaign, and please consider backing our project.

 

Remember When Picture Books Were Fun

Remember when picture books were just plain fun to read. The stories didn’t have to have a deep moral, or life lesson. When reading it, you weren’t concerned about character development, or growth. The stories just had fun characters placed in fun situations. You loved reading it because, well, it was fun.

Along with my friend and illustrator, Ron Robrahn, we are working on a series of stories that bring the fun back to picture books. The series is called, Myth Illogical. It follows some nonsensical antics of some well know mythological creatures. It’s good, clean, comical fun. There are four main characters, Bigfoot, Minotaur, Dragon and Unicorn. Along the way, as the stories develop, other characters will be introduced.

Ron has begun character development and truly knows how to inject personality into each and every one of them. Each character will have his or her own quirks and demeanor, and that will just add to the fun.

With Eartha the Sea Turtle,  Steven the Vegan,  and my forthcoming bullying story, I’ve explored some serious topics … it’s time for some old fashioned fun.

 

A Blast of Inspiration can come from Anywhere

It’s funny where inspiration can come from. For Eartha the Sea Turtle, my inspiration came from Eartha’s story, and the amazing work done at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. For Steven the vegan, my inspiration came from an article I read about how kids don’t know where their food comes from. Fields of Dreams was inspired by a cross of the Scarecrow in the Wizard of OZ, and Ralph Phillips from the Looney Tunes cartoon, from A to zzzzz.

My latest blast of inspiration came while watching a really bad movie on SyFy network. SyFy is known for some cheesy made for TV movies. While I was watching the show, and laughing at how bad it was, I realized something really, really funny and turned it into a story. I’ve not only written one story, I’ve written two about the same characters.

What’s the first thing I did? I sent it off to my friend, and illustrator, Ron to start creating some character designs. He loved the script and sent me one of the characters. I can’t wait for him to story board it all for me.

This new story concept will probably be sold only as an e-book. Digital media saves a lot of time and money in printing costs. I’m looking to offer it as a PDF file, Amazon Kindle file, nook file, and ePub formats.

Oh, what’s the name of the story, you ask?