May 27, 2008


Greetings...thanks for stopping by.

My cartoon map business has really taken off in the last few months. I woke up one morning and found my cartoon map web site, Fun Maps USA, near the top of the Google page rankings. Since I hit that position, I've been logging longer hours, trying to keep up with the increased traffic. Check out our brand new Perry, Kansas map, just posted tonight.

On the illustration side, I just got another book illustration assignment today. It's a book called Figures of Speech, by R.E. Myers. I've collaborated with Bob several times before on book projects. He's one of my favorite writers. I call his books my Bob Books.

Speaking of books, my brand new kids' book, Washington for Kids, has just been released, and it's selling briskly. I wanted to create a book that would teach Washington children about their state in a fun fashion, listing the topics in alphabetical encyclopedia order. It's illustrated with my zany cartoons instead of realistic textbook-style illustrations. If you would like an autographed copy, contact me.

Due to my climbing Google page ranking, and my new Washington for Kids book, I'm getting more calls from schools to make appearances. If you would like me to do an assembly and workshops at your school, check out my school visits page, and contact me if you have more questions.

I just launched a new web site a few days ago, called Painting in Paradise. The web site offers painting samples and information on a new watercolor workshop that I will be conducting next winter on an exotic South Sea island called Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands. There I will teach the technique of realistic watercolor painting. We'll be painting the beautiful tropical flamboyants and hibiscus flowers that grow in lavish abundance on the island. If you would like to be part of this art safari of a lifetime, contact me.

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


posted by Bron Smith at 9:01 PM

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