It's been so amazing to hear and see everyone's reaction to Little Karl this first week! Martin and I had a book signing today and were interviewed by Studio Bergen and we'll be in Philadelphia at the Wooden Shoe Books on Friday (12/2/16) at 7:30.
I'm really thankful to everyone who has supported me throughout this whole process. I really owe a lot of people for helping me. Thank you to all of those who have helped me.
There's a lot going on for me this week and I'm buckling down on some long term goals I have. I've really been proud of my accomplishments, but I feel the need to go further with some personal development goals. It's not that I've been lazy, but I feel like I need even more effort. It's so easy to get trapped in admiration of my influences and I feel like my next step forward is going to involve a lot of self reflection. To break away from those who I follow and really find my own voice. It's tough because I expect a lot out of myself also.
I feel like the best work I've produced has involved an authentic outlook. This past Summer, I really attained a level of sincerity that I'm looking for again. I know that it comes when I'm deeply involved in telling a story through my images. For illustration, that's been my goal and I'll be thinking a lot about that this week. Going to be doing a lot of drawing, that's for sure.
Today is the official launch of Little Karl. I'm super excited and very proud of all the work that went into it. A huge thanks to Mr. Rutherford Rankin from Michelkin Publishing and my dear friend, M. Earl Smith. Martin and I have two book signings coming up next week and it's pretty surreal.
Where to buy Little Karl?:
https://www.amazon.com/Little-Karl- M-Earl- Smith/dp/0998067210
Just got a shipment of books that are going to Bergen Community College's Child Development Center! Here are some more preview shots.