My name is Justin Castaneda and I am the creator of the
When I Was
Little picture book series. Dave and I met at Wizard World
Chicago a few years back. We have since shared the convention floor and
continue to build a great creative friendship with him, Rene, and Instant Press
Comics. He was kind enough to have me do a guest post because I have a new book
project I am raising funds for thru Kickstarter.
The way Kickstarter
works is it funds creativity. It accepts donations to help creative people get
their passion projects made. Artists, writers, and filmmakers can set up a
Kickstarter campaign and by supporting them and their work, you get rewarded!
For instance when you donate to my project, you can receive a signed copy,
sketch cards, digital prints, buttons, custom art and a lot more.
the name of my new book is called, Heart. Heart is a story about love
and acceptance. This book has been a labor of love for many years. I really
believe in this book. It's been an idea birthed through the struggles I had
growing up trying to find where I fit in. I had difficulty making friends and I
thought for the longest time it's because of who I was as a person. I thought
if I changed who I was I would find my place. It wasn't until much later when I
learned all that was non-sense and the most important thing I could ever do was:
To Be Myself.
It's a bit more expensive to release a hardcover
children's book than I had anticipated. I didn't want to cop out into doing it
as a softcover, it's not meant to be that way. With the help of some fellow
creatives that gave me an extra push, I started this Kickstarter
hope you can help support the book and the message this book gives.
thank you for your time and consideration and thanks again to Dave for letting
me post on his blog!
Dorks Issue 3
8 months ago