Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Darkling Child Series

This book is the first in a series I hope to continue. It was inspired by both my grandfather and grandson. I wanted to teach my grandson to read and also to teach him about my grandfather, who passed away before he was born. It's called a mouse a cat a bat.


I did finally get it done in time for X-mas. I self-published it and only did 6 copies as it is my first time doing this so I wanted to see how it would turn out before I invested too much money into it. I also ran out of time before my deadline (which was the 22nd) so I didn't get as much variety into the illustrations as I would have liked. But I'm good with it.

Here are a few sample pages:





As this book was specifically dedicated to my grandson, it is not for sale. It was just too expensive to produce. Although, if you are interested I could print you a copy for about $50. But the next one will be more affordable as I'll make a bigger quantity!

7 comments:

Vincent said...

Looks great! I like the way the figures blend so nicely into the background when not colored. Very clever.

Ms Corpse Cafe said...

You're a sweetheart Vincent. Thank you.

Christopher Courtley said...

I thought that was a nice touch myself... pity it was so expensive to produce. Have you considered self-publishing it as an e-book?

Ms Corpse Cafe said...

Well I hadn't actually because it's a child's bedtime story, I didn't figure children really got off on going to sleep by iPad, but, you could be right, they might!

Anyway, I do have a 3MB version of it in PDF if you are interested. I'd be happy to let you have that at no charge!

Christopher Courtley said...

Haha... yes, I can imagine children being read to from an iPad... by a robot nanny! ;) Sure, I'd love a copy, thanks!

Lily Childs said...

This is beautiful, what a lovely idea.

Ms Corpse Cafe said...

Thank you Lily. It was fun to do. More in the works.