Tuesday, May 5, 2015

I would very much like to read this book

It's an off week, so there's no regular Webcomics Worth Wreading entry today, but I wanted to post something that may be of interest to a few of you. Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes, the creators of Unshelved, have written a children's book. The Best Book about children who read books and how those children should be able to choose whichever books they want to read. Though it's been written, it has not yet been fully illustrated, so they're running a Kickstarter campaign to get the book all drawn and then printed and then sent out to people who buy copies through Kickstarter.

Oh, and the person doing the illustrations? Is William Tallman, one of my favorite cartoonists and the creator of Reptilis Rex, the very first comic I ever wrote about here. This is a powerful group of people banding together to create something with an important message. I'm sure it'll be a blast to read, as well... these guys wouldn't make a book without having tons of fun with it, which translates into fun for the audience when they get to read it.

There's just one problem: The campaign has just over a week left, and is just over a quarter funded. That means there's a very real risk that The Best Book will never be completed, which means that I may never get to read it.

If you're interested in children, literature, and the future of our civilization, maybe consider popping over and tossing some money their way? Future generations of children literary geniuses should thank you.

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