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A collection of short stories by Jake Parker, beautifully printed with a hard cover binding.
A collection of short stories by Jake Parker, beautifully printed with a hard cover binding.
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Chipping Away

I got the books safely to my basement. My good neighbor kindly helped me out and drove his truck up to Salt Lake to pick the books up. Along the way I learned the complete history of Provo from 1935 until the present day. Thank you Mr. Baird for the help and fine conversation!

Here's 2 of the 3 pallets getting loaded onto the truck:

And here they are snug in my basement awaiting signing, packing, and shipping:

On the todo list still:
- Sign the books
- Get the art cards from the printer.
- Finish all the sketches
- Finish the Missile Mouse commissions
- Get the Missile Mouse books from the publisher

Speaking of Missile Mouse here's a bunch of the drawings done so far. 5 more to go:

I think they're turning out nice!

Ok, have a great holiday week next week, I'll have another update in the new year.


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    1. Jenster on January 2, 2013

      Thanks Jake and a Happy New Year to you! I hope you took some time out over Christmas.

      Do you have a shipping address for me? I can't remember if I responded to the survey, and can't make it work now.

      Best wishes for 2013,


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      Meda on December 20, 2012

      Thats awesome! Something tells me you ordered a few extra copies.

    3. Corey Beaman on December 20, 2012

      That's awesome and thank you Mr. Baird! I'm often amazed at how much our elders retain. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Cheers!

    4. Barb Jernigan on December 20, 2012

      Santa's got a flatbed!
      Thanks for the update... and enjoy your holiday week as well!!!!

    5. Stargazer on December 20, 2012

      Many thanks for the update, and I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :-D

      I am definitely looking forward to the book and sketches, but I hope (and indeed insist, of I may) that you will take time off during the Holidays. ;-)

      Thanks again, and have a good one!