Thursday, September 20, 2012

Update from Inhae

Hello Readers,

I hope you all had a great summer! It's been a busy (and often stressful!) couple of months for me, but I'm excited to finally take a moment and share with you what I've been working on.

To begin, for anyone living in Northern California, I will be making an appearance at the Sonoma County Book Festival this Saturday (Sept. 22). There is a panel featuring authors who have transitioned their work from blogging to books that I will be participating in. I may possibly be signing books too. So if you're around, please stop by and say, "Hello"- I'd love to meet you.

And now, for what I've been working on:

First off, are canvas ickle and Lardee tote bags.
ickle & Lardee Tote bag Prototypes

These tote bags will be available this year at the San Francisco Alternative Press Expo (Oct 13-14), and afterwards online. The bags were constructed especially for this project by a local sewing company using organic cotton canvas, and screen printed locally too. I love tote bags and use them regularly, so I made sure these bags were strong and made with care- I hope you like them.

Next is an update on the ickle and Lardee vinyl toys:

MMT_updates_toy prototypes

 Above are the first prototypes for the toys. The models still need some final tweaks, but overall I'm very excited about how they are coming along. I'm aiming for a Christmas-time release, but that all depends on how quickly things can get moving. There will be a limited quantity available for presale in the coming months, so stay tuned- More updates to come.

Lastly, I'm excited to announce My Milk Toof: Book 2! I am aiming for a March 2013 release, and it will feature five brand new stories. This is still a long way from now, but I just wanted to let you know since many have been asking.

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and emails- I will try to update the blog more often once these projects settle down!