April 24, 2014

JC Little authors second book, "Motherhood".

Do you like the title of this blogpost? I thought I'd try out some magical SEO.

My second book, simply titled Motherhood, is now available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle) and Createspace. You can find out all about it by clicking here.


I haven't officially press-released it yet, but because Mothers Day is right around the corner, it's kind of leaking early to give you a chance to order it in time.


This book will make a wonderful Mothers Day gift; it will last longer than flowers or a bottle of wine, or a card. And best of all, your mom will know in her heart that you truly understand what it means to be a mom.


I think I look pretty good for having just given birth. They say the second time is easier.


April 19, 2014

Book cover sneak-peek! (and Goodreads Giveaway)

Where was I? Oh right, so my next book, Motherhood, is set to launch on April 28th. JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHERS DAY.
"This is the universal story of motherhood, from the gentle moment of birth to the inevitable letting go. In the playful and poignant simplicity that is her signature style, JC Little has captured the tender bond between mother and child. A timeless and wordless picture-book for mothers, sons and daughters of all ages."

Some of you might remember the bare bones of the story as blogpost. I want to bring it to a wider audience, so I fleshed it out into a book with completely new drawings.
  1. This book is wordless. Pictures only. And if you get the Kindle version, the page flips animate. So it's like watching a little film. Feel free to hum a little soundtrack to yourself as you read.

  2. It's for all ages. It's the kind of book that might be given by anyone experiencing mother-appreciation sentiments. Sons and daughters can give it to their moms. Moms can give it to their sons and daughters to help foster an understanding of the experience of motherhood. I'd want to give it to a new or expectant mom, a teen or young adult leaving home for the first time...and children who like to make up the words to the story themselves. I loved doing that when I was small.

  3. NB: some teenagers react to this book by sobbing on the sofa and needing cuddles.

  4. Did I mention that this book will make a perfect Mothers Day present? It'll be available as a paperback. Think of it as a really, really special card. I even included a clear page at the beginning for you to write or draw a little note (I am nice).

  5. This is happening:


    Goodreads Book Giveaway

    Motherhood by JC Little

    Motherhood

    by JC Little

    Giveaway ends May 01, 2014.
    See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
    Enter to win

  6. If you'd like to review the book ahead of Mothers Day or soon after, please reach out to me for a review copy. I would be honoured...and humbled.

As always, I love you all very much.



April 9, 2014

Next book coming soon.

Just a quick hello as I am waist deep in stuff over here.


I'm just putting the finishing touches on my next book, which will be available for print and Kindle from Amazon around the third week of April. 

The book is called Motherhood and it's a finessed, expanded and completely redrawn version of my award-winning (totally) blogpost of the same name. This book will have no text, pictures only. And I'm publishing it through my company, Little Animation, just like The LAST Snowman.

Here's the inside title page:

Coming soon...in time for Mother's Day, as a matter of fact.


So yeah, that's what I've been doing. What have you been up to?


April 4, 2014

I will BConnected.

Mostly I draw stories but sometimes I do speaking. I tell the stories that I've drawn and show some animation and stuff. Next weekend, I shall sally forth to do just that at the BConnected Conference in Ottawa.


BConnected is Canada's first social media and networking conference targeting mom and dad bloggers. I'll be talking about creating empathy in blogging to make a human connection. Naturally I'll incorporate some of my playful and poignant parenting stories to illustrate. I'm planning on making it a very fun (and also deeply meaningful) session.


For those of you in or near Ottawa, I'd love to see you at the National Arts Centre - there's some wonderful speakers at the event Saturday and Sunday April 12th - 13th, 2014. I'll be doing my thing on Sunday morning at 10:30.

Please share this and I will be your best friend.


April 1, 2014

The Optimistic Crocus.

Just when you thought winter was going to last forever...














April Fools!


March 31, 2014

Cartoon family!

My friend Stephanie Bonds, artist and owner of Boo Monkey Glassworks & Quilts, asked me to portrait her family, since they have a new baby. I thought it would be fun to do them as if they were an animated TV series.

I'll bet you're wondering why giraffe legs.

Do you think your family would make a fun animated TV series? What interesting character elements would you have? What would be your 'story driver'?

Cartoon family portraits start at $150. All prices are listed here. Contact me JC@littleanimation.com.


March 27, 2014

Nina.

Nina is thoughtful, funny and fierce.


She's got eyes you could get lost in...


...and long, inky locks.


Upshots are hard; I don't think I completely succeeded with this one. But that's the nature of sketching - you have to embrace imperfection.

Nina and I have never met in person, but we've been following on Twitter since forever.


I was going to toonswag her, but was inpsired to go with sketches on my iPad, using Paper by 53. I used photographs as reference.

Nina blogs at Mommy Memoirs.