I separated them into piles that looked like they went together and named them Goblinz, Dragonz, Alienz, Faeriez and Wild Animalz.
In October 2013 I launched a Kickstarter to help me fund the project and after many set backs and delays I finally finished it all in June 2014.
This entire project has been an object lesson in how to do things wrong. I had no idea how to make a book or how to get it printed. I knew I could do the original artwork, but I had no idea how much computer stuff I was going to have to learn in order to get the product assembled into a clean print ready document that the print shop could work with. But I learned.
The paper is 60 lb. stock drawing paper rather than the usual newsprint because that's what I'd want to color on if it was me.
The subject matter is just too weird for most people who often told me I should establish myself with something more conventional first. But this is the art that I love to do so it's what I did.
Also I gave absolutely no thought to age or gender when I made these. It never crossed my mind to target boys or girls or any particular age. I just think they're cool pictures, I'd have liked them when I was a kid and wanted to share them with the world so that's what I did.
I didn't know that one's first foray into publishing should be a single book per year not six books in ten months.
I didn't know that no one makes a profit from the get go, but here I am and they're selling like hot cakes.
I did everything wrong on these books and they came out great, I just couldn't be happier.
I hope you will like them as well.
We're working on an on-line store which I think is going to be on "The Square" since I like them so far. In the meantime you can order them by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a few samples.