EVERYBODY YO-YOS is a book I wrote and illustrated and comes from my direct experience of a LIFETIME with the world‘s best toy, THE YO-YO! EVERYBODY YO-YOS is about EVERYBODY YO-YOING around the world in the air, on the land, in the sea, in space and beyond!
HARDCOVER 8.5 x 11 inch 32 page FULL COLOR book.
FOR: All ages
I THINK YOU WOULD AGREE
IN THIS BOOK YOU WILL SEE
EVERYBODY YO-YOS will take you AROUND THE WORLD!
Zebras running with yo-yos! Airplanes delivering yo-yos on parachutes! A deep sea diver yo-yoing in the ocean blue. YO-YO Astronauts in ZERO GRAVITY! Napoleon yo-yoing in 1815!
I made the colorful pop art for this book on 24x32 inch canvas paintings. Acrylic and airbrush.
A YO-YO GOES UP
BUT FIRST MUST GO DOWN
THE WAY A SMILE
TURNS FROM A FROWN
I grew up in Alaska and got my first YO-YO from my Grandpa Higby in 1986. I was instantly hooked! I've been doing art and performing full time for the past 25 years and have performed my unique comedy yo-yo show in 27 countries and have 5 Guinness World Records. I've even been able to perform with my wife the Fabulous Rebecca! We have two boys Theodore Rocket and Apollo Fox.
My first international show was for a USO tour where I entertained US troops in Turkey, Italy, and Spain in 1996. From very early on I discovered I could communicate with people through the yo-yo even though I did not speak the language of the country I was in. Being able to perform and make people laugh with the yo-yo is a timeless and completely fulfilling experience which I cherish. I also realized that no matter what age or place, EVERYBODY EVERYWHERE knew the yo-yo and it seems to work like magic to brighten spirits around the globe. Since that first try with the yo-yo it has taken me from Africa to New Zealand to Japan and on TV with David Letterman, America's Got Talent, The Today Show, and The Gong Show. I wanted to transform all my experience into my art for this book!
I have been thinking and dreaming about this book for SO LONG! Many of the themes of the book are a direct experience of my real life. For over 6 years I performed a show called the "YO-YO ASTRONAUT" in the Le Tigre Circus tent where I do yo-yo in zero gravity. The Yo-Yo Astronaut is in the book! Last year I did a run of shows with the Handsome Little Devils on the SPUTNIK stage in 6 cities across the US where I battled a 20 foot inflatable SQUID with a yo-yo in a deep sea diver suit, also featured in the book!
I am so incredibly excited to share it with everybody (hence the title)! It has taken me over a year to put it together and complete all the paintings.
LET'S GET EVERYBODY YO-YOING!
- Signed Hardcover FULL COLOR 32 page EVERYBODY YO-YOS Book by John Higby
- Includes a YoYoFactory laser engraved maple wood yo-yo
- Includes a hand drawn and inked BOOKMARK by John Higby with yo-yo string tassel.
2 BOOKS 2 PAINTED YO-YOS
YOYOFACTORY BLUE DNA REWARD
YOYOFACTORY PINK DNA REWARD
YOYOFACTORY BLACK GENESIS 2 REWARD
ORIGINAL CANVAS PAINTING 24x32 REWARDS!
THANK YOU FOR MAKING A YO-YO DREAM COME TRUE!!!
Risks and challenges
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