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Thank you!!!

 

For all the homies and fam that thru down, shared, or sent words of encouragement-thank you! Time to chill. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 shout out to my wifey @thejoyliu for the ill book design and listening to me blab abt it! Thank you all so much!! Stay tuned……

Campaign link 

Did you catch my 2nd sketchbook tour?

20 Hours left! – Art of Rob Kickstarter!

 

In case u were holding out until the last minute, I just wanted to let you know that you have 20 hours left to back the “ART of ROB” Kickstarter campaign before it ends tonight. So please go throw down if you were meaning to. Not sure if we’ll hit the third stretch goal, but we hit two already!
These two goals remain:

Podcast interview: w/NOT REAL ART

 

Whats up fam, I got a chance to be a guest on the “Not Real Art” podcast w/ my TYS sister Erin Yoshi. I wish I could embed it directly here, but please check out this LINK to listen
This show was recorded last month and I talk a bit about kids books, illustration, of course the “Art of Rob” campaign on kickstarter, and our crew “Trust Your Struggle”. If you’re not up on this podcast please give them a listen, Man One and Sourdough have been doing it for a minute and they just brought Erin Yoshi on as an official co-host. Here are some of the folks she’s interviewed that I admire!
If you would like to hear or see more media features please check out my press page here.

Video: Sketch book tour 2

Sup with it fam, here is my 2nd sketchbook tour. The first one I uploaded was at the beginning of the year. And this is a more recent sketchbook. Check it out. It’s fun to share sketches and process art with you all. I love seeing sketchbooks too and have kept them since I was a kid. Know of any cool sketchbook tours? Hit me up.
Sketchbook tour 2: LINK
Sketchbook tour 1: LINK
If you haven’t yet seen my kickstarter featuring my art, this is a preview of some of the art that would be in there. It reached its goal and stretch goals are up. The link for the campaign is here: ART of ROB

Podcast Interview w/ Solo Nerd Bird

 If you have a chance, check out the Solo Nerd Bird podcast (Baltimore) where KS does revues of games, films, and interviews w/ creatives. I’m excited to be featured on the podcast where I talk about my work and my kickstarter campaign. Tune in below…. LINK

If you want to see past press Ive done go here. And if you would like to throw down on the kickstarter here is the link. Thank you 

Video: Thank YOU!

 BIG thank you to all of you who have sent encouraging words, shared the campaign, and contributed. I’m doing this w/o a publisher or some big company but with a lot of love and support from you so thanks!! If you have already seen my campaign for my art book please check it out, read the updates, share it, and back it. Ending soon on Nov 30th!

Campaign LINK

Campaign updates:

-Whats an art book? Who cares?

Stretch Goals

-Lemme tell u abt this photo

Kickstarter Update – Lemme tell you about this picture

 

Let me tell you about this picture. This was in Nicole Martinez’s class at Cesar Chavez Elementary in Sacramento (2015) and it was taken shortly after the release of “I am Sausal Creek/ Yo Soy el Arroyo Sausal” written by author, healer, and former educator Melissa Reyes ( translated by Cinthya Munoz, pub by Nomadic Press). Melissa was and is awesome with kids. She wrote a story that told ecological and local history through the voice of a creek because it didn’t exist. And she did it so it could be read in English or Spanish. Her story has captivated many children and families. Matter of fact, people still tell me that they love the story.

What does this have to do with “Art of Rob” or art books? When we (authors/illustrators) were invited to read I asked Melissa and Ms Martinez if I could share some of my artwork process with the kids and I’ve been doing that since then. The kids responded to it and after the initial ego boost of children saying wow to my drawings I thought of how important it is to see Black and Brown authors or illustrators come to your school and talk about their create paths. I thought about how important it is to encourage them to be creative by showing them our process. This book is about representation and encouragement.

Ever since then I have shared my sketchbook, picture books, and some process paintings and more often than not the kids are super juiced to see them. I always wanted a way to take some of that excitement and give it to them so they could take it home. If you’ve supported this campaign you are fulfilling that dream for me and helping to encourage new artists; I hope. Fingers crossed.

Whether you get Art of Rob or not, please invite BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) creatives to speak to kids in schools and libraries. That way children of color can see a reflection of themselves and other kids can see just how many types of people make stories. Also, please encourage children of all kinds, but especially children of color to explore the arts. I started doing children’s books to make stories that reflected the world I see, my family, friends, and neighborhood. I didn’t realize just how welcoming the teachers, librarians, bookstore owners, literacy workers, and children would be. That’s it.

If you want to see an interview I did this past month with the Nerds of Color, go here. And if you haven’t shared this campaign with someone yet please do. We’re close to unlocking a new stretch goal, which means more pgs of art added to the book!

Previous post about Stretch Goals!

Kickstarter Update: Stretch Goals

 

If you’re interested, I just made some stretch goals for this Art of Rob book campaign. One of which has already been unlocked. Check the rest out and spread the word if you want to make the book bigger. THANK YOU in advance and stay tuned.

My Kickstarter is LIVE!

 

Hey fam, thank you for continuing to rock with me. Today is the day. My new kickstarter (my first since Furqan’s First Flat Top) is LIVE!!!!! Please follow the link to see the campaign and stay tuned for more updates and posts about what it is and why I’m doing it!
THE LINK >>>>>> Bit.ly/ArtOfRob