Dearest, darlingest Flamingos,
Happy Pride! I am aware that not all municipalities celebrated Pride this past weekend, but in the spirit of Stonewall I want to wish you all a happy Pride. I hope that your sunburns are already starting to heal and your voices are already starting to return.
We have been very busy here at Flamingo Global Headquarters through the spring, working on six beautiful new books for you. While I’m very sorry that they weren’t ready when we imagined they would be, the finished items are going to be worth the wait. Interspersed I’m including some character sketches and even a few colored pages to whet your appetites for the finished products, which I am VERY pleased to say, will be shipping out during the first week of September. Artists are painting and drawing furiously in anticipation and we have printing press time booked.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all so much for your patience with this process. Without going into too much detail, I just want to say that sometimes the reality of queer and trans people’s lives - and therefore their capacity to complete work - can be particularly susceptible to disruption. We have been sorry indeed to make you wait, but glad and proud to be able to support our creators.
In the beginning of July you will all receive an email from BackerKit, which will allow you to fill in your address for shipping. Two notes about these BackerKit emails:
You may use them to purchase any add-ons you may desire, like French-language or Spanish-language books (!), extra sets or previous year's sets.
You MUST fill these out in order to receive any physical rewards that may be due to you. We have no access to the address you would have used to authorize your payment method. We’ve learned that people frequently imagine they only need to fill out the address collection email if their address has changed. In fact, everybody everybody everybody needs to fill it out in order to be shipped their books.
Thank you for taking this fabulous flamingo ride with us. We are all looking forward to showing off the finished goods very soon.
S. Bear Bergman
Flamingo in Chief
Presenting....our 2017 season!
- THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK. Written by j wallace skelton, illustrated by Melisse Watson
- 47,000 BEADS. Written by Angel and Koja Adeyoha, illustrated by Holly McGillis.
- SUPER POWER BABY SHOWER. Written by Tobi Hill-Meyer and Fay Onyx, illustrated by Janine Carrington.
- BELL’S KNOCK-KNOCK BIRTHDAY. Written and illustrated by Sam Orchard and George Parker.
- IN THE MOSQUE GARDEN*. Written by El-Farouk Khaki and Troy Jackson, illustrated by Katie Commodore.
- RACHEL’S CHRISTMAS BOAT. Written and illustrated by Sophie Labelle.