Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Here's a project I did for KU Endowment at the University of Kansas for Valentine's Day. They loved the "When I Grow Up, I Want To Be a Jayhawk" book, and asked me do a card to send out to their donors for Valentine's Day in a similar style.
Front: you're supposed to write the initials of yourself and your loved one in the heart.
Reverse side illustration
KU Endowment also posted a link on their Facebook page today:
Saturday, February 4, 2017
This morning we did a book signing event at Donutology on Westport Road in KC, MO (they're awesome, check them out!). Much to my surprise, before I was even finished setting up, a camera man from 41 Action News showed up. So we got a little unexpected publicity on TV.
I can't find the clip online anywhere, so whenever I eventually get the clip digitized I'll post the link online. For now, some photos.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
It's great to finally see some finished product from the K-State book project! We'll start sending these out to the Kickstarter backers immediately so they get to your doorstep in time to give for Christmas. If you didn't pledge to the Kickstarter but still want to buy a print, send me an e-mail through greghardin.net and we'll get you set up!
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded on November 5, and reached 119% of its goal by the end of the fundraising period on November 9!
Now that the campaign is finished, next up is getting the posters and prints out by Christmas, and the books out by the Spring! Thanks to those of you who pledged the campaign!
Monday, October 10, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
When you have an opportunity to put your book cover in the display store window of Kansas City's most iconic bookstore, you make it happen! We had a 20 x 30" foam board poster made for Rainy Day Books and as of this morning it's in the window.
Friday, September 23, 2016
This morning we launched the official webpage for my new book, "When I Grow Up, I Want To Be a K-State Wildcat". Currently the site is being utilized as a "coming soon" promotional page to make people aware that the Kickstarter campaign to raise printing costs is almost at hand.
Also on the site are preview images some of the other rewards people will be able to choose, created from images in the book:
18 x 24" poster
18 x 24" poster
20 x 16" art print
and potentially a second 20 x 16" art print.
Next announcement will be for the launch of the Kickstarter campaign!
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Got these pictures at Big Slick KC this morning, I'm thankful to Jayhawks Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis for being kind enough to pose with me and my book--hopefully they'll enjoy the copies I gave them. I also left a book at the event for Rob Riggle, I hope he got it!
Friday, June 10, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Finally got all of our product in today! Very exciting to see the books and posters as finished product you can see and touch!
I'll be on TV tomorrow (May 24) between 9-10 AM on KCTV5's "Better Kansas City" show to promote the project. Also tomorrow night I'll be signing at Rainy Day Books in Fairway, KS from 6-7:30 PM
See you there!
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The first item from the Kickstarter campaign to be printed! As soon as I got these I had to run out and buy a frame.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
The Kickstarter campaign became fully funded as of 8:10 PM on December 4, taking 20 days to reach the goal!
As I write this, there's still eight days left in the campaign, so there's still time to pledge to get your book, poster and print! Thanks! Kickstarter link
Sunday, November 29, 2015
I'm very excited to post about this project--this is the first children's book project that I have ever initiated and done on my own. I'm funding the printing through a Kickstarter campaign that I hope you'll check out! It's an officially licensed children's book for my alma mater, The University of Kansas, and it's something I've wanted to do for almost 20 years now. Yes it's a children's book, but I made it so that adults would want to put it on their coffee table too.
At the link you'll find additional things you can pledge, like this 18x24" poster:
And this 20x16" signed art print:
I've been so busy that the project has already been up on Kickstarter for two weeks now and we are currently 64% funded. There's two weeks left to get the final 36%. Here's the Kickstarter link again. Thank you for your pledges!
12/2/15 update: This project has been profiled on a couple of places on the web.
At the start of 2015 I took on a monumental project, to illustrate six books in six months for financial guru Dave Ramsey. There was no way I could do it totally on my own, so I teamed up with John Trent and Kenny Yamada for the flats and rendering. It took down to the last day to get these done!
The whole product came out last month. Here's the link if you'd like to explore further.