Big news: Todd the Toad is a real book that you can buy! Let me tell you about it.
1. A fun book
I had more fun with this Todd the Toad than any of my first five books, and all of those were good fun.
2. A collaborative book
Here’s the back cover blurb:
Todd is a simple desert toad searching for a little moisture…
Todd and his epic journey are the creation of seven students at Penmaenrhos Education Centre and author/illustrator Jeff Gill. Through a unique project called Finding Your Voice, they invented Todd and told his story as a group. The illustration work was divided among the creators. Each one interpreted Todd’s adventures in their own way. The result is this unique comic story told in many visual styles but with one collective voice.
3. A good book
Sometimes, too many cooks spoil the broth. Other times, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Todd the Toad is the result of other times. It’s worth owning even if you’re not the parent of one of the authors.
4. A book for sharing
Teachers, leaders and comic book makers, this section is especially for you.
Normally, I make my books in Adobe InDesign, the industry standard page layout software. I made Todd the Toad using Apple Pages. I wanted to find out if it was possible to make a high quality comic book using a free, easy-to-use app. It is!
If you are interested in a class or personal comic book project that results in a real, affordable book which anyone can buy on Amazon, email me. I’ll send you my Todd the Toad Pages or Word template.
I’m happy to provide email support to help you through the process too.