Mike Schwartz (and his kids)

is creating Water Racers!

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On New Year’s Day 2016 I was playing around with my kids. I had them each come up with a character and I wrote down what they described - names, clothes, hobbies, pets, etc.

As the year progressed, the kids' characters made their way into their Lego playtime and eventually a story emerged. Soon enough the kids were building Lego speed boats, I was teaching them how to adjust colors in Photoshop, and we were designing not just their original characters but so much more!

As it stands now, Water Racers is a 140-page graphic novel, entirely written and sketched out. Final page production begins in February, so I think now is a good time to begin sharing behind-the-scene sketches, page progress, and other goodies.

Water Racers is truly a creative collaborative effort between me and my kids (I must also mention my wife, who is a thankfully unforgiving editor!), and it has been THE most creatively fulfilling project of my life. I hope you’ll join us on our quest to bring Water Racers into the world and into your hands as a graphic novel that you and your family can read together.
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Backyard River
$1 or more per month

Thank so much. You're making Water Racers become a reality!

On New Year’s Day 2016 I was playing around with my kids. I had them each come up with a character and I wrote down what they described - names, clothes, hobbies, pets, etc.

As the year progressed, the kids' characters made their way into their Lego playtime and eventually a story emerged. Soon enough the kids were building Lego speed boats, I was teaching them how to adjust colors in Photoshop, and we were designing not just their original characters but so much more!

As it stands now, Water Racers is a 140-page graphic novel, entirely written and sketched out. Final page production begins in February, so I think now is a good time to begin sharing behind-the-scene sketches, page progress, and other goodies.

Water Racers is truly a creative collaborative effort between me and my kids (I must also mention my wife, who is a thankfully unforgiving editor!), and it has been THE most creatively fulfilling project of my life. I hope you’ll join us on our quest to bring Water Racers into the world and into your hands as a graphic novel that you and your family can read together.

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Backyard River
$1 or more per month

Thank so much. You're making Water Racers become a reality!