Everybody Dies- A Children's Book for Grown Ups

Today I announced the release of my new book, Everybody Dies- A Children's Book for Grown Ups.
The book is available at http://www.everybodydiesbook.com

I spent the last year making this book. It is 24 full color pages, 8 x 10 inch paperback. It's made to help grown ups deal with their fear of the inevitable fate that is waiting for all of us (even very cute snails).

I will make a bigger announcement on my main channel soon.

The books will arrive to me early next week, so I don't know if I can get them out to people by X-mas. Maybe I can get them to people who live in the WEst Coast of US....otherwise they will take a while longer I think.

I also have lots of shirts and posters available.


There is a facebook page too.

Also from Ken Tanaka ...

"Polar Bear, Polar Bear What the F**k?" This is another Ken Tanaka Picture book title that will be added to the page on my previous post "Ken Tanaka Picture Books- Collect Them All". This is the story of Jacob the Upset Polar Bear and his voyage across the sea.

Jacob the Polar Bear came up with the name for this book himself.
I was quite happy with it, but yesterday, at the bookstore,
I found a series of books by Bill Martin and Eric Carle with similar names.
I guess it's still a good name though.
I wonder if Jacob Polar Bear had those books read to him when he was a cub.

Baby Racoon Friend and my new book

This is Paulito the baby raccoon. He is a test drawing that I made while illustrating my new book.
Paulito is cute, but he is also rabid, so if you want to pet him, make sure to wear very thick gloves.

In the final version, he looks the same, only he has some foamy saliva around his mouth.
If my book gets popular, maybe lots of kids will want a rabid baby raccoon for a pet and it will start a big trend.
If you are an entrepreneur, you should start collecting rabid coons now.

Actually, Paulito only has a very small cameo appearance in this book.

For the past year, I have been working on writing and illustrating a Children's Book for Grown Ups. It's a kind of parody of a regular children's book.....

This Tuesday I completed my last drawing. I think there are about 22 pages total. Some paintings took only one day, but some of them took a few weeks or even a month. Tomorrow, I will go to my friend James' house. He is going to let me use his big scanner to scan in all the pages. Then I'll have to find a photoshop expert to help me get the images ready for printing and correct some of the colors and stuff.

Then I guess it's time to start trying to find a way to publish the book.

Once I have it figured out, I will give out more details about the book, and probably make some videos about it too.

I'm hoping that you all enjoy it, and then I can make more and more.

I have spent most of my art time making drawings for this book, so I haven't been able to do many non-book paintings lately. Now that it's done, I hope to start painting again, and I will probably try to have another gallery show.

You can see some of my newer paintings at http://www.kentanakalovesyou.com