Back to Print is gearing up to release their first children's book, The Wild Pumpkin Patch. It's a charming story about a family of raccoons and their first encounter with humans, illustrated by a team of Back to Print creatives in a variety of styles and media. I am pleased as punch to have been involved with this project and am so excited to see my illustrations help tell a story that so many talented, local artists contributed to.
Come celebrate the book release with us Friday, May 9th from 6-9 p.m. at Galerie F (2381 N. Milwaukee Ave.). Children of all shapes, sizes, and ages are encouraged to attend. We will have a story time with the author, live music from Philip Toscano of The Bribes, refreshments and all kinds of art and craftiness to keep everyone amused. FB invite here.
Back to Print grinds all year long! Currently I'm working on some new poems to submit to their Poem a Day zine, in celebration of National Poetry Month. You can find this publication at places like New Wave Coffee, Uncharted Books, and G-Mart Comics in Logan Square && Metropolis Coffee Company, The Book Cellar, Powell's in Hyde Park, as well as their surrounding neighborhoods. Some copies will be circulating L.A. and N.Y.C. so if you're one of my far away friends, please keep your eyes peeled at your local, independent coffee and book shop for this zine!
BACK TO PRINT is a publishing apartment of storytellers broadening the world of bookmaking with an offline community of creatives where stories can be crafted, published, and told.