November 21, 2005

MARION COUNTY MAP & MORE!

Greetings:

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We just delivered another new map last week, and it's now posted...click on "Fun Maps" to check out our new Marion County, Oregon Map. You'll also find it soon at www.cartoonmaps.com.

My Marion County Adventures in Mapland feature is forthcoming. It will be posted at the bottom of the "Fun Map" page. If you don't want to wait, check out my other Adventures in Mapland photo features from previous maps...Shi Shi Beach is a favorite. It's considered one of the most spectacular beaches in the world.

We have a number of new pending map projects at various places around the country, including Oregon, Texas, California, Wyoming and somewhere on the Eastern Seaboard. I'll keep you posted as new projects break.

I'm still working on my monster map of the Ventura, California area. I should have the line done by somewhere around the end of this month, give or take. Then the color goes on, which could take a while since the drawing is SO complex. I'm guessing the map will be ready for release sometime in January. I'll let you know. I started the drawing on August 2, so by now I'm starting to feel some of the early signs of MMS (Map Madness Syndrome).

I just added a pencil illustration to my Huckleberry Hollow collection. Click on "Huckleberry Hollow" to check out my new Klahanie Inn sketch . I'm developing the sketch into a painting that will be displayed on the Huckleberry Hollow page as soon as it's completed. Don't hold your breath. It may take a while to complete the painting since I'm so busy with so many other projects.

FYI: Klahanie Inn is a rest stop for Huckleberry Hollow creatures traveling along Klahanie Ridge. I photographed the tree a number of years ago along side the Switchback Trail on a trek to Mount Angeles, in the north Olympic Mountains. My Huckleberry Hollow stories, published by Focus on the Family, are set in Washington's Olympic Rain Forest.

I just recently received my complementary copies of my latest R. E. Myers book. I've really enjoyed collaborating with Bob, and look forward to more projects in the future. This book is called Lively Language. Let me know if you would like to purchase a copy and I can point you to the publisher.

I'm proud to announce that I'm now an official member of the National Cartoonists Society. You won't find my name on the online membership list yet, but it should be added soon. I'll keep you posted.

With my next post I'll include my online Christmas Greeting. I have no idea what I'll hatch up, but when I do, you'll be the first to know. Stay tuned.

That's it for now. Check back soon for more fun stuff from the outer edge of my ever-expanding Cartooniverse.

Bron

posted by Bron Smith at 9:07 PM

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