About this project
A colorfully illustrated adventure book that entertains and educates children and adults about their bodies and health.
Andy Biotic in "The Infection" is a colorfully illustrated book designed to educate, entertain, and empower children of all ages. Children and families will learn about important health subjects and issues as they join Andy Biotic on his adventure to stop the evil King Bacterium from taking over Yorbody with his evil infection army.
"When we know, we grow"
In the past couple of years my father has been diagnosed with diabetes and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), and recently my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. As I tried to explain to my children what was going on with Grandma and Grandpa I realized they were having a hard time understanding.
I began to look for cartoons and children's literature on health education and support. I discovered the health information out there didn’t seem to capture my children’s attention. I then realized my children had an uncanny ability to remember their favorite superheroes; their powers, their origins, and their greatest adventures, much to their super-geek dad’s delight. That gave me the idea to synthesize the two worlds, health care with super-heroes and thus Andy Biotic was born.
After hours of research into antibiotics and infections and consulting with several pharmacists and doctors I came up with the idea for the plot of this book. I wanted to take the more complex idea of infections, fevers, and medicine and make it simple and fun. I wanted to create not only engaging characters but a colorful exciting world to explore.
I have created the book, but that’s only the first step. You have the vital role in the publishing of this book. You will help decide whether Andy Biotic will get out to the rest of the world.
Andy Biotic in "The Infection" is the first in a planned series of adventures that will each take on a different health subject. Upcoming books will address various health subjects such as viruses, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and asthma. Andy Biotic will approach these subjects with the same fun colorful style as seen in "The Infection".
I feel that this project is important. I believe that it will appeal not only to children, but to parents, health care workers, and people who are just are curious about how their body works.
This book is a ton of fun. The subject is serious, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have a bit of fun learning about it. Maybe the seriousness is all the more reason to have some fun.
The proceeds from this Kickstarter will go directly to paying for the artwork and for the initial print run of Andy Biotic in "The Infection" and for marketing the book so that we can get it in the hands of as many people as possible.
$5000: When we hit this goal, every contributor at $25 or above will get, at no additional cost, an 8x10 print of a colorful Andy Biotic illustration hand signed by the illustrator...me!
Risks and challenges
With the manuscript written and the lion's share of the illustrations completed, the challenges we face are largely to do with ensuring the best quality possible and doing another round of research and fact-checking just to be sure.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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