Friday, April 13, 2012

Help my friend Kickstart his "Heart!"

Hi Gang! It's been a while since I've updated. Been busy paying bills and working on new projects and prepping for C2E2 and MoCCA. I'm also passing along a message from my good buddy Justin Castaneda, whom I will be tabling with at E5 at C2E2, April 13-15. Please check it out. The kid has a lot of heart. Get it? I made a funny! Wow. Tough crowd. Hi friends of Apooka! My name is Justin Castaneda and I am the creator of the When I Was Little picture book series. Mike and I met at the Space convention in Columbus, OH. We have been table-mates at comic conventions every since. Mike was kind enough to have me do a guest post because I have a new book project I am raising funds for thru Kickstarter. The way Kickstarter works is it funds creativity. It accepts donations to help creative people get their passion projects made. Artists, writers, and filmmakers can set up a Kickstarter campaign and by supporting them and their work, you get rewarded! For instance when you donate to my project, you can receive a signed copy, sketch cards, digital prints, buttons, custom art and a lot more. So the name of my new book is called, Heart. Heart is a story about love and acceptance. This book has been a labor of love for many years. I really believe in this book. It's been an idea birthed through the struggles I had growing up trying to find where I fit in. I had difficulty making friends and I thought for the longest time it's because of who I was as a person. I thought if I changed who I was I would find my place. It wasn't until much later when I learned all that was non-sense and the most important thing I could ever do was: To Be Myself. It's a bit more expensive to release a hardcover children's book than I had anticipated. I didn't want to cop out into doing it as a softcover, it's not meant to be that way. With the help of some fellow creatives that gave me an extra push, I started this Kickstarter campaign: I hope you can help support the book and the message this book gives. I thank you for your time and consideration and thanks again to Mike for letting me post on his website!