Children’s Stories Need Art Help

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This is a link to the first part of our children’s story “Going to the Party.”  One look will tell you why we need art help.

My friend Monica Jordan and I have put together a two story coloring books and an activity book for children.  I created the story lines and Monica provided the characters.  I believe that we have put together some entertaining and educational items for children from pre-K through second or third grade.

The stories and the activity book feature characters that Monica created for her clown business.  Monica becomes Inspire, the clown.  She has with her Daih Daih the dog, Fue Fue the frog, and Lau Lau the elephant.  She and her friends dress up in the costumes and entertain at children’s birthday parties and other events.  If you are in the Washington, DC area and you would be interested in entertainment for a children’s event, contact Monica at iwant2inspireu@yahoo.com.

I took Monica’s characters and made two stories in the setting of a place I called Learning Land.  The first is called “Lost Books.”  It is a story about the importance of reading.  If contains riddles, and counting and the children will help Inspire and her friends make the evil Ignor return the books to Learning Land and make the Light of Learning bright again.

The second story is called “Going to the Party” and it involves words that begin with the letters A and B..  It also contains two characters of my creation call the A Train and the B Train.  The trains use poetry to describe why each thinks that they are the best.

The stories are filled with learning and fun and we decide to present them as coloring books to give the kids and extra activity.  The problem is that neither of us are talented with it comes to art.  We need someone that can draw to bring these characters to life.  We’re not looking for someone with vast experience.  In fact, I believe this would be a great project for an art student, even a high school art student.

The artist would be making an investment.  I would be what a good friend of mine called “sweat equity.”  The artist would put in the time and effort to make the characters look like they should in exchange for being one third owner of the project.  I’m a realist so I will say right up front that the artist is likely to end up with one third nothing, but who knows.  Also the artist may use the project as part of his or her education.

If anyone is interested, please let me know.

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Pete is a retired software developer, a writer, and a martial arts instructor. He lives in Maryland with his wife Cathy and they are enjoying their retirement. Pete is the author of four novels, "The Teacher", 500 Years from Home", and "The Long Journey Home" are available at Lulu.com; and "Pioneers" in available at the Kindle Book Store.

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2 comments on “Children’s Stories Need Art Help
  1. It does help to put a face on it all! Have you done martial arts long?

  2. petejoem says:

    Thanks for the comment VJ. I’ve been doing Tang Soo Do for about 17 years. I am training for my fourth degree black belt test.

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