After opening a brick and mortar bookstore just in time for a pandemics and riots, Studio Moonfall has made it to two years!!
Have you been here yet? It’s pretty cool.
Originally, it was just meant to be a place for me to do my work and sell my books for when I wasn’t off doing comic cons, or as a backup in case all the shows shut down for some unforeseen reason…
But it’s become waaaaaay more than that!
Along with being half taken over by a used bookstore, the shop is full of the work of other artists and independent authors. If you’re looking for a new favorite indie creator, that’s what it’s here to do.
In fact, that’s why I’m cancelling my original, AMAZING plan for Halloween. Trunk’r’Treat Comic Con will have to wait until next year.
On top of working on the next Color of Kenosha book, I’m getting ready for a huge indie author conference in Las Vegas. There’ll be 1700 authors who have written and self-published there books or are just getting started. And I’m working on setting up this tiny, little shop to feature all their work.
So, while I have to hold off on a big two year bookshopiversary celebration, we’ve got something big to look forward to for year three.
Plus, we have plenty of other fun things to do. Check out all the upcoming events we’re having on Sundays at Studio Moonfall:
If you have the original version of the Zombie Guide to English Grammar, you’ll know that I had illustrated for another author, Derrick Murphy. When it no longer fit his brand and didn’t have a place on his bookshelf, I took it off his hands to “reanimate” it. With updated illustrations, formatting, and a healthy dose of spit shine, I gave the book a second chance at life.
But there was somebody else involved who I let slip through the cracks!
Meet Suzanne Gochenouer!
She’s the author who originally wrote the “welcome to becoming a zombie story” which all these grammar lessons were applied to. And I totally missed that when republishing the book :O
So, now the book is updated with credit given where it ought to have been in the first place along with a BIG FAT SORRY I SCREWED UP, SUZANNE!!!
And if you like ’em, maybe sign up for monthly books and stickers. Or not. I’ll keep giving printable coloring pages to you for free. Or maybe an alligator will fall out of the sky and land on my drawing hand. Well. I don’t know what we’d do then. Hmm. Maybe you should sign up so I can afford an alligator umbrella. Yeah. I think that would be best. I’m glad we sorted this all out.
Color one of these ZomBeans or that very fashionable Saint Bernard and post it in the comments of the Roundup post in Camp Colorama on Facebook. If we get 10 submissions, one of you lucky ducks will win a $10 gift card for Studio Moonfall.
The Color of Kenosha coloring book is in the news!
Yesterday, I got to do in interview with Fox 6 Milwaukee talking about how the Color of Kenosha went from a project giving something fun to people stuck in lockdown to a fundraiser helping businesses that suffered damages during the riots in Kenosha.
If you choose Studio Moonfall, the $5 will go to the Downtown & Uptown Business Recovery Fundraiser through DKI.
The Color of Kenosha is fun, optimistic view of what our city can be (if we were all cartoons). The next Color of Kenosha book, planned to come out in time for the holidays, is now set up for anyone to sign up a business they would like to see involved.
The business will receive a bunch of copies of the books for themselves that they’ll be able to sell. And of course, you’ll get a handful of books for yourself.
Basically, here’s how it works:
You choose your favorite business to support
Sign them up to be in the book
I’ll let them know and find out what they’d love to see for their illustration
Everybody gets books!
The business will be able to sell their copies to even more of their customers
Also, once the business is signed up, they’ll receive $5 for anyone that pre-orders the book and chooses them from the options.
This is pretty much the same as the first Color of Kenosha but now with the option for individual people to support their favorite businesses during this rough time instead of having the businesses doing it themselves.