The ABC’s of the Mars Zoo
This is my newest book.
I created this book because I enjoy working with animal themes and colored paper. In this book I used paper that had already been printed with a pattern. Then I drew the animals on the paper with black ink, at first, I just was drawing some animals, but as I went along I started naming them and showing friends. Then friends started wanting different animals so I decided to make a book with the animals an abc book. I was also working with hand lettering for type. I did some of this for the cover and back cover, but didn’t seem to work inside. The animals are very distinct shapes and perhaps some order is need in the type. So I chose to use Optima one of my favorite fonts. Optima being somewhat of a combination between serif and san serif, seem to bring structure to the pages without looking to stilted.
I illustrated each of the animal’s in this book based on animals that we see, but being that they are from mars. Some of them are a little different. This book as just been published on amazon if you are interest in purchasing.
The ABC’s of Mars Zoo
An alphabet of fantastical creatures await at the Mars Zoo! Children of all ages will enjoy this creative approach to learning their ABCs while enjoying a menagerie of animals from outer space.