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Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase is a fully illustrated Ear Movie-Musical. Featuring Daniel Johnston, Bill Callahan, James Hand, K. McCarty.
Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase is a fully illustrated Ear Movie-Musical. Featuring Daniel Johnston, Bill Callahan, James Hand, K. McCarty.
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Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase on tour!

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Hello kind backers
  Well, we're finally ready to bring Ivy to America! Valerie and I are getting in our beige minivan, and we're hitting the road. So, you better get ready..... We may be coming to your town!
 It's really just a humble east coast tour, but have we got a show! Epic poetry! Storytelling and singsonging, PLUS the mystery and magic of THE CRANKIE SHOW! Valerie has so far finished 3 crankie scrolls, which are 30 foot long illustrations That she cranks along in a home made box while I sing the accompanying song. It's sort of a primitive video, a low tech immersive multimedia marvel! AND, she says she'll be finishing a 4th crankie in time for the tour!

 Please come say hello if we're coming to your neck of the woods! Don't be shy, we'd love to meet you and say "Thanks" in person! Also, if you could spread the word on social media and such, that would be Dynamite!

   Here is our TOUR SCHEDULE, plus, our cinematic masterpiece, THE IVY TRAILER!

They're off!


Hello All

 Well, that day has come! As some of you already know, Ivy has been sent off! If you pledged at a level where you are due a copy of the book/disc, you have either received it or will receive it shortly. Given the time that has passed since you pledged, a few mix ups are bound to occur, but if you are expecting an "Ivy" and you do not get it soon, please write to us, and we will make it right.

 We are ENDLESSLY grateful for your help, and we apologize for the time it took. It's all new to us, but we're persistent folks. I hope you find "Ivy" entertaining enough to help you forget the 2 and a half year wait. You helped make our dream real, and here it is! is just getting up and functional, so if you know someone who wants an "Ivy", send them our way! 

We intend to release Ivy independently in Texas in the beginning of 2014, and nationally a few months after that. We haven't booked it yet, but I'm going on a book tour! Which reminds me, if any of you is connected with anyone who works in the book tour world, especially independent book stores, I'd love to get in touch with them, if they're interested in "Ivy".

That's that. What an adventure it has been. and a new one begins! (ps, I have an "Ivy" sequel marinating in my wandering mind.)

it's real!
it's real!

next week!


Hi Ivy Backers

 Well, the pages have been printed, folded, collated, sewn, capped and trimmed, and the covers have been made. (I'm learning alot about bookbinding....) all that's left is casing (glueing the cover onto the pages) a final trim, and then the CD pocket will be glued in,  the CD will be inserted, and it will be shrink wrapped. Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase will be done next week!

 Many of you backers who are expecting an "Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase" have sent us your new addresses. If you have not yet done so and you have moved since you backed our project, please send us your new addresses as soon as possible. We'll be mailing them out towards the end of next week!

Thanks again! we'll send another update when the books are in the mail.


 Brian and Valerie

Ivy is in production !

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hyar comes (soon enough, I guess...)

Hello All

 Well, Ivy is IN THE CAN, as they say, the record's all finished and we're working on the layout of the book. We will be sending out a finished IVY and the WICKER SUITCASE to everyone who pledged at the $44 level or above by August at the latest. Valerie has fleshed out the book with more than a dozen new drawings (It's beautifully funtacularly functional! Better than Ever!!), and we've found an old trade bindery in San Antonio that will bind the book exactly like we envisioned. A pocket sized book you can dive right into!

 The image below is one of Valerie's new illustrations- The Ivy Map, the first page in the book.

 I'll know more specifically about the release time real soon, and I'll post another update.


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