Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My Milk Toof: Our Fourth Year + Special Announcements

My Milk Toof Book2 Anniversary

Another year, another anniversary! Thank you Readers, for loving ickle & Lardee's adventures and still having such an overwhelming enthusiasm for everything they do. I have a couple fun announcements and updates just to catch you up with what's been going on.

1) First up, if you haven't had a chance yet, please visit My Milk Toof on Instagram for a special behind the scenes look at the project. I've been having fun staying connected with everyone during shoots, and sharing a little glimpse into all the work that goes into making a story. Hope you like it!

 2) Next, the new My Milk Toof Book 2 will be released May 2013. Here is the cover:

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This time around I have decided to independently publish the book, which has been a great experience. Although there is much more work to manage on my end, I have enjoyed the process and creative control that accompanies self-publishing- And hopefully that will equal a really great book you will all love even more. The new book will only be available for sale on the My Milk Toof shop site. More info to come!

*For International Readers: Although the book will be able to be purchased online internationally from the shop site, I do realize the cost of shipping/customs can be quite expensive. To help make the book more accessible, I'd like to ask you for some help! If you know of any local stores or boutiques outside of the United States where you previously found the first My Milk Toof book or think would be a great fit to carry the new book, please leave me a comment/email with that store's name and whatever information you can provide. I will do my best to reach out to those retailers and see if they will carry the book. That way, we can cut down on an otherwise hefty shipping cost for you. Thank you!

3) Many of you have been inquiring about an update on the vinyl toy, but unfortunately I don't have much yet to announce except that I am still working on it. I want to be optimistic that it will be ready for possibly Christmas 2013, but I've discovered the amount of work that goes into making things like the toy are unpredictable. Please rest assure though, I am intent on making this happen.

4) Lastly, I am proud to announce my first art show, THE ART OF MY MILK TOOF, here in San Francisco, California. The show will take place from April 6 - May 1 at the Rare Device Gallery, and will feature high-quality framed prints from some of my favorite ickle and Lardee Adventures (including some from the new book)! I will be at the opening reception on Saturday with a handful of advanced copies of the new Book 2 for purchase- one month before they release on the shop site. So save the date, and I will have more information to come in the weeks ahead.

Phew! That was a lot of information. As you can tell, I have been working on a lot of things while simultaneously keeping up the blog. It is often stressful to juggle all these things, and easy to get lost and frustrated in all the busyness. Perhaps you feel the same way in your life too? So I will leave you fine people with the calming words of the popular Finnish character, Moomin, that always puts a smile on my face:

"I only want to live in peace, plant potatoes, and dream!"

Thank you all for another great year,



skygurl said...

Love it :) I can't wait to purchase the book! It's a great gift for my friends who have kids!!

M Kim said...

My family and I are looking forward to the new book! You are doing an amazing job. Every time a new story comes out, my family of 4 huddles in front of the computer and go through each photo which brings laughter and smiles all around. Our top favorite (even though we love them all) is "Alone Time". Completely reminds me of my 13 year old daughter as ickle and my 10 year old daughter as Lardee. Thanks for the happiness you bring to our family through your toofy family. :)

Alex said...

Awesome news!! My wife and I can't wait to see book #2 for our little one in the oven and also to attend your art show in SF!!

Anonymous said...

Soungs awesome (and also like a load of work for you...)! I can't wait to see the next book!

(PS. Moomin is a Finnish character - the writer was a Swedish-Finn, but the Moomins were published in Finland, so all the glory belongs to us. ;)

Kerstin said...

Happy Anniversary! And congratulations on your art show. How exciting. I can't wait for the book. Eeee! :D

Linnéa said...

I'm so looking forward to the new book! I bought the first one from the scandinavian internet store CDON, http://cdon.eu. It would be great if you could get them to sell your book :)

Lunykornio said...


My little brother and me are the best spanish fans of your blog. I'm following My Milik Toof on facebook, twitter, instagram... and we sometimes visit the blog every day. My brother laughs a lot with Ickel and Lardee adventures.

We bought de first book in amazon, because shipping to Spain isn't expensive. My question is: the book will be available in this site also in May?

Sorry for the bad english, i'm twelve years old.

rebecca said...

oh YAY! the new book looks beautiful! i can't wait! ordering now...

Corinna said...

YES, a second book. I love the first one and can't wait for the second time of giggling over a book ;) In Berlin, Germany you should contact the "Kulturkaufhaus Dussmann". I have bought the first one there and they always had a nice little stock of them afterwards (they have a really nice department for English books in general). I think the right email adress should be kuka-service@dussmann.de (it's the logistics and organisational department).
I'm really looking forward to your book and thanks for brightening many stressful days with your little teeth :D

Catherine said...

Oh I'm so excited! I love those little milk teefs! They are very much like my partner and I. My boyfriend being Lardee and I, Ickle

I bought the first book at probably the best Sydney bookshop - Kinokuniya, but may I suggest for Australia, Booktopia which is online or for actual book stores, Berkelouw books or Dymocks. The first 2 being well known for hard to find or quirky books

magnoliaamber said...

Dear Inhae,

Thank you for making Ickle and Lardee they have made me laughed a lot in my blogging adventure. Many blogs that I follow turned out to be more snobbish when they get more popular, but I like how Ickle and Lardee are always so humble and stay so innocent, just like milk tooth :)

When I have kids I will read them milk toof book :)

Denysia Yu said...

Can't wait for the book to come out! :)

yahnyinlondon said...

My favourite local bookshop is Big Green Bookshop - they might be interested (and suspect there would be a good take up in London.

JVW said...

I bought the first book at Paard Van Troje in Ghent, Belgium: www.paardvantroje.be, and their e-mail address is gent@paardvantroje.be

Miss Marie said...

Here in London, I might suggest approaching Magma: http://www.magmabooks.com/
I can imagine them stocking your boys and them going down really well there.

Svenja said...

Great news! Can't wait for the book!
Maybe this shop would be good:

Emily said...

Well done on *everything*! My Milk Toof is truly such an achievement - I love it!

coco_arts said...

wow!! congratulations on your 1st art show!! and yeah!! for the 2nd book!! this is an awesome news! i wish the best for you!! \^0^/

laura said...

Wow I can't believe it's been that long...amazing! and congrats!

Unknown said...

Hey I've been following My Milk Toof for a long time now but I never thought it'd be this long! Congratulations on hitting the 4 years milestone! :D

I hope I'll be able to buy that 2nd book in Singapore! You can try Kinokuniya, they sell books from many web comic writers.

ickle and Lardee, stay awesome and cute!

Sandra Buana Sari said...

wanna purchase the book please!

Jenna said...

tove jansson knew how to write! speaking of finland, i don't know if i've seen the milk toof books in stockmann's akateeminen kirjakauppa, but that would be the first place i'd look for them! hope to see the new one there! :)

hyrlmckay said...

Greetings from Malaysia! This is indeed great news, can't wait for Book #2. My order of Book #1 went missing during shipment but managed to get another copy after more than a month. Perhaps this time round, I could get them online via Book Depository (Free shipping worldwide on all books from The Book Depository
www.bookdepository.com/) or local bookstore at http://www.bookxcess.com *fingers crossed*
All the Best!

Anonymous said...

So excited for the new book! And for your art show in SF - I have plans on opening day but I'm really hoping to make it to meet you and get a book! I've been a longtime fan of yours :) And I'm going to dental school this fall so I'm even more fond of these little milk teeth than I already am!

Anonymous said...

Your fantastic four poster totally cracked me up! I am so looking forward to more of their adventures. Have been a big fan since someone told me about your website ;) Inhae, keep up the GREAT work!

Eiko82 said...

Such a wonderful update. So many exciting things happening :D

Maarit said...

I do love your creatures and of course willing to buy the next book if only possible t ship it to European Union.

Unfortunately do not know any possible institution to "stock buy" it as we are so few here in Finland, but I will put a query round.

Waiting for May and spring and the new adventures of Ickle & Lardee.

Maarit from Finland

Althea said...

Hi Inhae! Great to know that your 2nd book is coming.

I bought the 1st book from Kinokuniya Kuala Lumpur.

Their Contact Details :


Lot 406-408 & 429-430
Level 4, Suria KLCC
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-21648133
Fax: 03-21628599
Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday
10am to 10pm

Hope to see 2nd book soon!!

Julie said...

I'm excited! The first book was a gift from my best friend who actually bought it online. I would really love it if I could purchase it at a book store. As someone above me has mentioned in Australia: Kinokuniya and Dymocks. I also get a lot of my books from the book depository, I wonder if I could get them from there this time? Good luck! I can't wait to see the next book!

ERIC - rxrk@hotmail.com said...

Joyeux Anniversaire les petites dents!

Here in Paris, Jo, a 5y old boy, is waiting desperately for the second book (and also SWVII).

Some Parisians bookshops with child department:

Anonymous said...

I'm from Austria (Europe) but I can't wait to purchase the book!

realm said...

Hello from Malaysia! :D
Congratulations on your 4th anniversary, all the best with your future plans!
I already have your first book, can't wait for the 2nd. I suppose there are already many suggestions on bookstores judging from the comments before me lol

Czaerana said...

Wheee! A new book about my favorite teef! :-) keep up the great work, Inhae!
Love, Cynthia

Chez Edmea said...

My beSt wishes for your art show! I' m in love with our little friends. Wonderful stories and wonderful contest!

Ella said...

Oh my goodness! I will certainly come to your art show in SF. I really hope I can make it on opening day. Thumbs up for independent publishing, I know that's a huge amount of work. Good luck with everything!!

ha nu said...

I haven't seen the book anywhere in Poland, but I think if you could contact Massolit Books http://www.massolit.com/, that would be just great. They seem like just the kind of people.

Amy G. / Vinylgoddess said...

Toronto, Canada definitely wants the book!

Some idea retailers:

Magic Pony
Silver Snail
The Beguiling

Can't wait to read it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Hi from Singapore!

Love your stories so much! I believe the 1st copy of your book can be found at Kinokuniya bookstores :) can't wait for your second book to appear there!

Marta G. (A Bilingual Baby) said...

Congrats on the book! I'm a reader of your blog from Barcelona, Spain. There's a fantastic toy shop in Barcelona, they might be interested in selling your book. I don't know them personally but they're very friendly. The shop is called Bateau Lune. http://bateaulune.com/?lg=3&id=2
If you need any help regarding Spain, just let me know. Best regards,

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm from Sweden and I bought the 1st book from http://www.adlibris.com
(loved the book by the way!)

Publishing houses that wants to sell their books with them can contact them via email: inkop@adlibris.com


Anonymous said...

Sounds awesome!!!

Jane said...

So, so, so, so, SO good to see the adventures of ickle and Lardee pick up steam again, Inhae! I'm not sure how I managed so long without them in my life - they and their antics are simply priceless!

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Is the opening event 3/30 or 4/6, and could you share some more info about it? I can't find the specifics on the Rare Devices site. Thanks!

hampton sc said...

¡Qué original y simpático tu blog!
Me llevo el enlace al mío
Saludos desde Madrid

Quan said...

Can I buy My Milk Toof: The Adventures of ickle and Lardee 2 from Amazon. Last time I buy from Amazon, the price + shipping fee is quite good.

Joyce Scoralick said...

love your work!
here in Brazil we have a great/ huge bookstore called Saraiva (http://www.livrariasaraiva.com.br/?pac_Id=18659&gclid=CJrIhcT3qrYCFQmFnQodA3gA7g)
and I'd love to have MMT here.
you should give it a try.
congrats on everything!

Pui Jing said...

Hi. I am Pui Jing. I have purchased the first book of ickle and lardee on amazon UK when i was in the UK. I am now back in Malaysia.

I really hope that you could reach this retailer:

Kinokuniya Book Stores (M) Sdn Bhd

Address: Lot 406-408 & 429-430, Level 4, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, 55100, Malaysia

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

oh a new book, I can´t wait to see it.
I´m living in Germany so please let med know where I can purchase the book.
Thank you and good luck!
(I brought my first book from amazon.de)

MieHanz said...

oooh I love your first book & your blog! I do hope that you could bring it in Malaysia again! I brought the book from Kinokuniya book store in Kuala Lumpur (same place as Pui Jing above)

& thank you again for the laughter & joy those two rascals bring to us!

TJX said...

Wooow the cover looks beautiful !,
you need to export it to Indonesia,
lots of people love you work !.

Dayse Fashion said...

Congratulations for your great work, and I hope you and the teeth have a happy life, and plant a lot of potatoes!rs

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