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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kickstarter Spotlight: The Adventures of Melvin and Me by Shawn Durington

While at ConGregate 2016 I met local artist Shawn Durington. He told me about a children's book he is trying to fund via Kickstarter. Since we are monster lovers at I Smell Sheep, I thought I would pass along his Kickstarter page. If you aren't interested in donating he would appreciate a signal boost!

The Adventures of Melvin and Me
by Shawn Durington

The Adventures of Melvin and Me is a story about imagination and best friends. Melvin is Jacob's favorite toy but also his best friend.

This is the first book in the series about Melvin and his little boy Jacob. To everyone else in the world Melvin is Jacob's stuffed monster made by his aunt Candice. But for Jacob, Melvin is his best friend! Melvin and Jacob are constantly going on adventures together. They play hide and seek, go to the grocery store, save the world from alien invaders - you name it and they have probably done it! This first book will focus on the biggest adventure Jacob will ever have: HIS FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!!!!
Melvin and Jacob will spend the weekend getting prepared for the big journey. They will need to gather supplies, practice their skills, and (especially) have fun and cause mischief! I hope you will want to join in on all the fun and help me create this book that will help relieve all of the stress for kids going to school for the first time.

Melvin and Me: Jacob's First Day of School will be a 36 page, 9"x 9" Hardcover Book in full color. I think this is the perfect size to sit with your little monsters and children so you can read about their adventures together.


Shawn Durington
  Currently living in Greenville, North Carolina, Shawn Durington grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia where he enjoyed doodling and scribbling whenever he should have been paying attention in class. During his Sophomore year of high school he had to make a tough decision art school or clown college and eventually made the decision of both and decided to go to school for teaching and art. I mean, the best teachers of all are clowns, am I right? He received his undergraduate degrees from East Carolina University: a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Art Education and a Bachelor’s in Fine Art Studio Art where he studied Printmaking and Textiles. After teaching for four years he decided to return to school at Academy of Arts University where he received his Master’s in Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects in the area of Visual Development.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the great article! It was so great getting to talk with you last weekend. Melvin says thanks as well.

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