Three years ago I began my MFA in the Hartford Art School Limited Residency program. Three years ago a story came to me as I was driving. Three years ago began an adventure of which I had no idea how to undertake. Three years ago I was at a point in my career where I needed to decide what I wanted to do.
Three years later... I have an MFA in illustration from said school, I finished said story idea as a children's book app and along the way I figured out how to do it. Many have been instrumental along the way, those who said go for it, and those who said it wouldn't happen. Today I am here to say, IT IS DONE!!
Spot's Soup is now live and available in the iTunes app store for iPad consumption!!!
So to those of you eyeing that new fangled idea called an ebook/app, do it! It's fairly painless, slightly consuming in time and funds, but worth it. Because along the way you learn and grow and become master of your domain, and at least up until this point, you are in control. No groveling at the feet of the publishers for a job or to pick up your book, you make the calls and the big decisions than you live with it. Once it's in the app store then you start groveling to all of your friends and acquaintances (buy Spot's Soup).
Thanks again to all who have helped me along the way, I'll spare you the name call out, you know who you are. This wouldn't have come about without you. Now go buy the app! You won't regret it and it's far cheaper than a scoop of Ben & Jerry's.