We are very excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with illustrator Ken Meyer, Jr. to work on our third book. And you (yes, you) will able to participate in this project, because we’ll be launching a Kickstarter campaign in about two weeks.
As Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, and Game of Thrones fans can tell you, there just aren’t many sci-fi or fantasy books written for younger kids. So, what’s a geek parent to do? Well, how about writing a sci-fi picture book for all those young future geeks? And that’s just what we’ve done!
Finstin is a 30-page science fiction picture book. The story takes place on a distant planet, where the alien boy Finstin gets lost. As he navigates his way home, he meets some amazing creatures with incredible talents. Shhh, don’t tell the kids, but the book also encourages interest in animals right here on Earth. Wanna’ know what else is cool about this project? My 11- and 13-year old sons helped write the book!
By helping publish a book by kids and for kids, you promote reading, writing, and entrepreneurship. You should feel very good about yourself for that, and several other reasons which we cannot go into at this time. I’d like to tell you that the young authors’ profits from book sales will go toward their college education. In all likelihood, however, they will fund the purchase of LEGOs, designer vinyl toys, and consumer electronics. While that doesn’t sound especially laudable, it does offer the advantage of distracting them from their diabolical Stewie Griffinesque plans of world domination.
Ken Meyer, Jr. Will Illustrate!
The orcs in Moria may have had a cave troll, but we have the awesomely talented Ken Meyer, Jr. to illustrate. Ken’s work has appeared in a range of books, DVDs, card games (Magic the Gathering, Vampire the Eternal Struggle, Dune, Dragonstorm), roleplaying game books (White Wolf Games, Wizards of the Coast), magazines (Heavy Metal, Penthouse), and comic books (Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, and Revolutionary). Seriously, this guy rocks. See some of his work below.
So, stay tuned. We’ll let you know when the Kickstarter campaign launches.