Fishhawk & Rocket

is creating The World of Whim Sea, an ongoing children's book series

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About Fishhawk & Rocket

Billy and Tugboat Sallyforth is the dream child of Johnny Rocket Ibanez and J.N. "Jimmy" Fishhawk. The origin story is that Billy started showing up in Johnny's sketchbooks, and gradually more and more of his world did too. So Johnny shared these images and ideas with Jimmy, who took them and ran a verbal marathon with them. Sooner than later he had a whole backstory cooked up, and Billy's world started to come together. We decided we wanted to spend as much time as we could cooking up more adventures in this, frankly, really cool world that kept showing more of itself through Johnny's art and Jimmy's writing. Robots, pirates, floating cities...so Jimmy came up with about 20 titles and several sets of plot notes for a potential series of books, and off we went.

The first book, Billy & Tugboat SallyForth, is available now via our website, fishhawkandrocket.com. Visually, the book is a hybrid of comic/sequential art and more traditional page-sized illustrations. Reading and narrative-wise, it is a hybrid of a chapter book and a picture book. Parents can read the book to kids in sections--such as a chapter or two at at bedtime--and kids who read it themselves can read it at their own pace, in chapter sized bits or all in one big gulp.

The next book in the series is in the works. We plan to continue experimenting with each book as we go, exploring the world we are co-creating through whatever styles and techniques we believe will best express the essence of each story. More sequential art is likely; more painting is probable. Verse narrative, rather than prose, is a strong possibility. Some of the books may be shorter, more traditional picture books. Others may lean into longer chapters. Each will be a unique, stand-alone creation, but all will combine Johnny's art and Jimmy's words to continue the adventure of unfolding this wild, wacky universe of fun.

Come with us on this creative journey! The support of our patrons is the key to our success, and we are immensely grateful to all who have contributed to our explorations of the World of Whim Sea so far.

About the Creators: 

Johnny Rocket is an illustrator, designer and painter who focuses on the convergence of different mediums to translate pen and ink illustration. Having been primarily a performing poet for 16+ years, Johnny comes to visual art as a poet and concentrates on visual metaphors and all of the ways one can convey them.

J.N. Fishhawk is a writer and poet out of Gainesville, Fl. He is currently working on these and other books and stories for children, a couple of novels and novellas for grownups, and an ongoing parade of poems that may or may not ever find their way to publication. Jimmy grew up drawing constantly, taking art lessons from cool little old ladies, and taking every art class he could in school--including AP art in high school, and drawing, design and photography courses in college. He comes to the process of creative writing with a visual artist's eye for imagery and evocative detail.

We have, like so many people, day jobs. So, much like many creators here, it's hard to eke out time to work on personal projects and creative endeavors such as this book. We set up this Patreon account in hopes of being able to spend more and more of our time creating this work for you.

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$72.22 of $1,000 per month
We'll set up a store with Billy swag and all patrons will get a discount code. And Johnny will make some billy desktop wallpapers for patrons only.
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