Monday, April 28, 2008

shameless self promotion

Sorry it has been a while, but life has a way of taking over when one should really be blogging. 

I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone know that the website is live for the book I illustrated and cowrote, "The Official Guide to Dysfunctional Parenting."

The premise: a parenting advice book full of terrible advice. 

My co-author Fred is my wife's brother, who I have known since he was in high school. At the time I was an art school nerd from Des Moines and he was a skate punk from Queens. This is a book that Fred and I have been chewing on for over a decade. Since we started the idea, he has become a doctor in clinical psychology, gotten married, and had two kids. In that time my wife and I also have had two kids. Fred is no longer (at least visibly) a skate punk but I will always be a nerd from Des Moines. So anyway, we started as smartass twenty-somethings but did the bulk of the writing as older, wiser, hopefully funnier thirty- and forty-somethings. So far the response has been favorable from friends and friends of friends. Here is an illustration from inside. It is one of several "books" within the real book. The book cover designs were a satisfying part of writing the book as they are a truly collaborative melding of our ideas.