I’m excited to tell you about one of the most inventive new ways to create your own Children’s Book App through The Great Illustrators Project! Blackfish Children’s Books (BCB) has created more than a digital platform. It’s a storytelling experience! Push a button and watch the graphics, text, narration, sounds, music and animations come to life. All the features are customizable, so adults and children can easily transform each page with different characters, illustrations and text. Using their Customizabooks engine, BCB works with authors, illustrators and publishers to create stunning, one-of-a-kind interactive books.
What is the Kickstarter Great Illustrators Project (TGIP)?
Imagine being able to create your own children’s book app using artwork from professional illustrators! Take a look at the thumbnails below! Tom Anderson, the cofounder of Blackfish Children’s Books, has developed a groundbreaking new concept called The Great Illustrators Project (TGIP) www.customizabooks.com/TGIP/tgip.php. You and your children can access the library of superb images—characters and backgrounds—to craft a digital book unlike any other. You can even make your app work on any mobile device. The project’s artists include nationally acclaimed, award-winning illustrators. TGIP goes live Tuesday, May 14th and lasts 41 days.
• The way Kickstarter works is that you get huge amount of value/”rewards” for a relatively small pledge. Also, the more the project grows, the more everyone benefits as more artwork is created. Pledges start at $1.00. If the project seems interesting to you, a $25 pledge is the heart of TGIP. Supporting the project early would be great ~ the key to success is gaining momentum quickly.
• If you do pledge, please keep track of my Artist Code  (or just ask me for it again later). At the end of the project, you’ll receive an email asking for the code, and your pledge will help me create illustrations for the Story Creator app. There’s lots of great info about TGIP and you’ll see my illustrations and bio on the website: www.customizabooks.com/TGIP/tgip.php.
Please Spread the Word!
I would love your help spreading the word (links below). I think this could get really big and become very exciting for everyone. Some of the main groups we’re targeting are parents, writers, teachers, and do-it-yourself crafters.
Please visit www.customizabooks.com/TGIP/tgip.php on May 14th to participate. The project lasts 41 days. Thanks so much!