heckyeahpeterstanton said: Hi! The pages (for the Odd Animal Alphabet) book look great! I'm sorry if many people have mentioned this, and I'm really sorry if I'm missing something and mistaken, but I noticed the elephant shrews were "estatic" and I can't find a relevant word with that spelling. So please forgive me for questioning you, but I'd hate for such a wonderful publication to befall such an error. Hurray for odd animals! I look forward to seeing the book.
Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I missed that typo! You are the first to point it out! It’s supposed to be “ecstatic.” I’ll fix that right away. Thank you so much for alerting me to that mistake, and for also being so courteous about it! And of course, thank you for the compliments! :)
thingsintheseaaretouchingme said: Hi! I just wanted to say I LOVE your odd animal illustrations. I originally saw the Aye Aye on The Brain Scoop's page (because who doesn't love Emily Graslie?!) and it was love at first s-aye-aye-ight. I would love to see the book in print so I hope that happens after your initial digital launch :-)
Wow! Thank you so much for such a lovely compliment! And I am thoroughly impressed by your aye-aye pun. I’ll have to use that one later when I’m trying to impress my fellow animal nerd friends!
The plan is to definitely have a printed copy available to purchase eventually, so I promise one day you’ll be able to hold the book in your hands! :) Once again, thank you!
novelsandnarwhals said: I saw your unusual animal alphabet book illustrations and I am so excited for that! When does that come out?
First of all, thank you for your enthusiastic interest! :D
Secondly, as of right now there isn’t a solid release date, but I’d wager sometime in the next couple of months. My illustrations are due at the end of this month, and sometime tomorrow or today I’ll make a post showing how far along I am. The plan is to first publish this book as an app for digital devices, where we’ll have narrators and original background music to accompany the illustrations. The co-creator of this book, Sam, is quite talented at computer programmy stuff so that is where his expertise will come into play. For an actual physical copy of the book, Sam and I are considering running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to independently publish it, but we are also open to exploring other means of publishing if we think it’s a better fit for what we want.
Thank you again for your kind words! It’s so encouraging for me to read them as I’m nearing the finish line of this project!