I'm so happy we made the target, and I'll be able to proceed with the new Coloring Book!!! I shot emails off to my supplier in Hong Kong and I'm waiting to hear back re: ordering instructions. I should be ordering 1,000 copies of TATTOO COLORING BOOK #2 shortly after the new year! The reason for the slight delay between the project completion and my ordering the books is that Amazon holds onto the funds for 2-3 weeks after the campaign finishes. Then, it's 5-7 weeks for the books to be produced and shipped overseas. (((Those of you who'll be receiving signed copies of "all the books" will have the option of waiting until the new book is printed and receiving all your books at once... or of receiving your shipment in 2 parts, if you require the existing books sooner)))
Because I'm so excited, and because I honestly can't think of anyone more deserving to share this with, than you guys who've been so supportive... here's a sneak-peek of the NEW ART I've been working on for the next children's book. This next book, DADDY HAS A TATTOO, is not a coloring book. It's a real, proper, hard-cover children's book with a dust-cover and 32 pages of full, bright, color... just like Mommy Has A Tattoo.
It's packed with what I humbly hope you'll agree are top-notch illustrations and a REALLY FUN story. And from the ground up, it's also being designed to display and function on tablets and e-readers (not just in print). There is absolutely ZERO doubt that the future of publishing is digtal... so any print run for this "Daddy" book will be small. Like... micro-small.
It brings back the characters of James and his Mommy (from Mommy Has A Tattoo)... and this time introduces us to James' daddy, and a little girl named "Polly" who's as crazy about parrots as James is about tattoos! The two images below are of
James and his family
- Polly and her Daddy
This is simply the black and white line-art. I hope you'll enjoy them, and agree that the work is top-notch! I'm putting a lot of effort and a lot of trial-and-error into this project, at this point... and the result has been a lively, unique, illustration style I'm quite happy with!
Thanks again for your support, and keep an eye out for an email from me in a few days! I'll be reaching out to you guys to get your emails and mailing addresses in order, so I can start fulfilling my end of the deal!