Monday, July 27, 2015

I am Awesome

I am Awesome
I am Awesome
Actress Garcelle Beauvais and publisher Stranger Comics are announcing the release of “I AM AWESOME,” the third installment in their “I AM” children’s book series. The street date for the hardcover book has been set for August 25, 2015, and is currently available for preorder on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The digital version is already available for download now via iBooks (iTunes), Amazon Kindle, and a variety of other platforms. 

The first two books in the series, “I AM MIXED” and “I AM LIVING IN 2 HOMES,” were released in 2013 and 2014, respectively, and have seen worldwide success with the first book selling out the initial print run prior to release and reaching a third printing within a year. The series is co-authored by Garcelle and Stranger Comics’ president, Sebastian A. Jones, and beautifully illustrated by artist James C. Webster.

Drawing on both her life experience as a mother and research on children’s issues, Beauvais’ “I AM” books address identity issues relevant to many children today. The first book, “I AM MIXED,” focuses on brother and sister Jay and Nia and explores the thoughts and emotions shared from children of mixed ethnicities. The second book in the series, "I AM LIVING IN 2 HOMES," navigates the complexities both child and parent face when dealing with separation and divorce. The upcoming release, “I AM AWESOME,” encourages self-confidence in children by highlighting the things about them that are unique and stressing that they take pride in their identity.
As an incubator and aggregator of content, Stranger Comics develops and designs franchises for multi-media platforms. Stranger Kids, the children’s division of the young publishing company, partnered with Beauvais to tackle some of the more complex and often neglected subjects that youth faces today. Sebastian A. Jones remarks, “In the first two books, we focused on very specific topics, ones we felt were important to discuss. While there are many other significant issues we could address, we felt that this book should have a broader message, one that could be helpful to all children. After all, everyone deserves to feel AWESOME.”
Garcelle Beauvais agreed, saying, “Kids these days deal with so much more than we ever had to growing up. I sometimes wish I could just sit them all down and say, ‘Look, forget about all that and just be a kid. Enjoy it, and be happy with who you are.’ That’s what this book is for me.”

© The Weirding, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Inexpensive Acoustic Guitars

Guitarists like guitars - lots of guitars! Most of them collect guitars for various reasons, but by and large, each guitar has a different sound, and most of them are expensive. If you are just getting started though, you definitely want to get a cheap acoustic guitar because few people stick with it or take it to another level. I have several friends who like to grab their guitars after a few beers and just strum around, as well as a handful who are more serious.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Wut Up, Sukkas?

Hey guys, we're taking a little break this month but will return on August 1st with more riffing on B-movies. I have some posts scheduled along the way, but we'd planned this break several months back so we can take advantage of the weather and have some time to ourselves.

We apologize for missing the First Annual Drinkfest. The stormy weather kept slowing the internet and knocking the electricity out, and I caught a bad cold the very morning of the 4th and lost my voice. So, even if the weather hadn't been bad, there's no way I could have done the show. We'll try to do it next year.

In fact, we've had to scrap almost all the recordings from the last two months due to technical issues, mostly having to do with my poor connection. As I typed this, my Roku froze. This has been a recurring issue for months now and I think it has to do with kids being out of school (basically, system overload).

So, we're taking it easy. I'm going to schedule a few posts to carry you through the next couple of weeks, then we'll be back to posting and recording more regularly. Have a great summer!

© The Weirding, 2015