As many of you know, November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. I’ve always thought the idea of Nanowrimo is a great one, giving writers, both professional and not the impetus and support to actually sit down and write that novel they’ve had stuck in their craw. It’s a great thing.
I, however, am NOT so much a writer. My skills (or talents, if you must) tend more toward the visual than the written. But, Ashlie’s writing a NaNo story, and I didn’t want to be left out this year. So, I did what I do so often, and went my own way with someone else’ concept.
My goal is to draw a picture book and have it at least partially colored by the end of the month of November. To that end, (and to keep some sort of pressure on myself) I’m posting each page as it’s drawn on my Tumblr every day. And then on Friday, I’ll post all 5 for that week up here for you to look at. How’s that for service? Let’s get this party started, shall we?
In these pages, Kevin catches up to the man with the packages. Sadly, the Package Man tells Kevin that he has no brains to spare, and wishes him luck. While the man is wandering off on his route, Kevin sees a little girl across the street jumping rope and goes to ask her if she’s seen any brains. Unfortunately, she also has bad news for Kevin, but tells him about a magical place where her mom told her that they grow brains: the local school.
So, that’s week two. Check me out on Tumblr to catch these as they’re updated and swing back by here next week. Also, I’ve started a weekly feature here on MMP about our Geeky Greeting Cards where I feature a card a week. I’ll be writing about new designs I come up with and old designs that I like. If you have a card design you’d like to read me yak about, let me know in the comments. As always, if you have a Geeky Greeting Card idea you’d like to see made, let me know at Dane [at] monkeyminionpress.com. If I like your idea enough to make it into a card, I’ll send you a set of free cards and do a post about it right here on the blog.
See you next week, minions!