About this project
Have you ever had a dream to do something? My dream is to bring together, like melody and harmony, my work as an artist and graphic designer with the stories and rhymes that run through my head to create a children’s book. Well, I hope to eventually create several children’s books, all combining beautiful illustrations, imagery and intelligence.
Have you ever had a pet who was actually more of a person? “Our Boy Bob” is a children’s book about a cat who likes to do typical things a boy (or girl) might do – even though he is “no boy at all.” It is written in a rhythmic style with gentle humor and with whimsical colorful illustrations. You might know, or "own," a Boy Bob.
“Our boy Bob is no boy at all
but he likes to take a bat at a ball.
He talks non-stop when he’s not playing,
but you can’t understand a word he is saying.”
Have you ever believed in an idea, but faced huge hurdles in bringing it to fruition? If you've been able to answer "yes" to any or all of these questions, then perhaps you would be willing to support "Our Boy Bob".
Funding for this project will be used for the printing of the book and production of an ePub version for use on iPad and Kindle. I have chosen to self-publish and self-distribute this book which is why I need support from you to get this story and artwork out into the world. All of my contributors will receive exclusive email updates featuring fun behind the scenes things like photos of sketches, in-progress illustrations and hand-lettering, and photos of the book pages on the printing press at the printer.
About Traci the author and illustrator (that’s me!)
I am an artist and have been a graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years. I have won awards and been featured in publications and my paintings have been in galleries and are being enjoyed in people’s homes. But I wake up late at night with children’s stories and rhymes that I can’t seem to get out of my head. So for years I have kept a folder called “Stories” where I put my inspirations for children’s books. “Our Boy Bob” is the first one I wrote and was inspired by our beloved cat Bob. He was a good boy and I want this to be my first children’s book. So for all you young-at-heart animal-lovers and book-lovers out there who want to be part of a cool project seeing the process of a children’s book come to life and help an artist fulfill a dream – please pledge your support for “Our Boy Bob”...and he’ll be your boy too.
I am offering books and artful rewards to you for your kind support
(US shipping is on me). I can’t print this book without you! I thank you for backing this project with all my heart. --Traci
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