Something strange is happening in the village of McReady Maine. Boots and Hatchet, teens at the local high school, are the only ones who seem to notice. Armed with little more than curiosity and friendship, the two set their amateur sleuthing skills to resolving the mystery of THE HOUSE THAT VANISHED. Soon they’ll discover the HOUSE is just the beginning.
WHAT IS THOM UP TO?
THE HOUSE THAT VANISHED is a longtime passion project. I love telling stories. That’s what drove me to pursue illustration as a career. I’ve managed to collect two degrees in studio art focused on telling stories with visuals. And, while I have pursued a more traditional illustration career, working with clients on projects from a variety of markets -- magazines, newspapers, apparel, music, marketing and so much more -- I’ve always wanted to tell my stories and share them with the world.
THE HOUSE THAT VANISHED is just the first installment of what I hope becomes a series of illustrated novellas.
The stories of THE HOUSE THAT VANISHED started off as a series of strange dreams that occurred shortly after moving in with my longtime girlfriend. Bizarre cross country roadtrips and haunted houses that all seemed to revolve around this hiding and enduring secret society pushing the world toward some disastrous end. I’ve decided to rest the weight of these strange happenings on the shoulders of Boots and Hatchet, a couple of young friends plagued by curiosity and a penchant for adventure.
I hope you’ll join Boots and Hatchet -- and me! -- as we explore these stories.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
Like I mentioned, THE HOUSE THAT VANISHED is a passion project. I’m doing this on my own -- no clients and currently no publishers helping me out.
This first illustrated novella is roughly 250 pages long with roughly 120 unique illustrations. This is going to take some time and dedication. This is where my patrons really matter. Your patronage make it possible for me to:
- Set aside TIME to work on the project
- Help fund or offset the costs of SUPPLIES
- Help fund or offset the costs of producing PRINT copies of the previews and finished book
- Help fund or offset the costs of DISTRIBUTION
For your help, obviously you’ll get the warm fuzzies, and you’ll have access to a tiered set of rewards from a heartfelt thank you to electronic copies of the previews and final book to original artwork to print copies of the finished book and even embellished copies of the finished book. And there’s the possibility of more rewards to come!
Along the journey, patrons will have exclusive access to updates and other goodies -- maybe I'll invite you into how I develop stories or build illustrations or where I gain inspiration or how I stay motivated.
Just taking the time to learn about THE HOUSE THAT VANISHED is a big deal. I appreciate your time and any patronage you’re able to offer. Share and tell your friends!