This is a press releasey sort of thing, so not quite the usual tone! However, when Tom’s arts go up for this project, we’ll add them here too so that you can share in the joy.
Chocolate Chips & Rocket Ships is a gorgeous collection of illustrated poetry, aimed at children, but if you’re the kind of adult who likes cute things with lovely arts, you may be going to want a copy too. To fund creating a book with such lavish art, the creator is going the kickstarter route, launching 4th June.
Artists involved come from at least 12 countries. The list will extend, but already signed up are… Shawn McManus, Tim Probert, David Wenzel, Wylie Elise Beckert, Adam Hunter Peck, Nicole Allin, Caitlin Heimerl, Yoshi Yoshitani, Starr Hardridge, Courtney Martin, Ole Tillman, Lia Marcoux, Cory Godbey, Phil McAndrew, Michael Lauritano, Matthew Meyer, Kristin Abbott, Mizna Wada, Kai Carpenter, Sean Dove, Mike Maihack, Gabriel Martinez Meave, S. Britt, Nicole Gustafsson, Victo Ngai, Mark Lee, Aaron Meshon, Tom Brown, Simon Berndt, Piotr Antkowiak, Sam Gilbey, Caterina Baldi, Lev Kaplan, Francesca D’ottavi, Mike Biegel, Dongyun Lee, Rob Rey, Jason Mowry, Mitch Frey, Darrin Brenner, Tomislav Tomic’, Julia Griffin, Yao Xiao, Wes Freed, Alexandra Fischer, Flavia Zorrilla Drago, Dariusz Adryan, Tim Durning, Becca Scholes, Wendy Wright, John Mavroudis, Mary Sievert, Takahisa Hashimoto, William Keops Ibanez, Andy Hood, Sam St. Leger, Bonnie Branson
Book Designer: Kurt Hathaway (Cartoon Balloons) – has been doing amazing layouts.
Videographer: Dani Be – created a wonderful introductory video for Kickstarter.
Chocolate Chips & Rocket ships is primarily pre-selling the book through Kickstarter, to get the ball rolling for further production. There are additional rewards for higher donations, like autographed copies, your name listed in the book itself for special thanks, or your name worked into a poem for a large donation. $25 for the book, $50 for an autographed book, $100 for your name printed in the book as special thanks, etc. Some big crazy ones for 5 and 10 thousand dollar contributions too, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
Starting on Monday June 11, we post one poem and picture every day for the next 100 days, both on Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/427948257/chocolate-chips-and-rocket-ships?ref=email , and on www.ChocolateChipsAndRocketShips.com