The Beatles fans amongst you will know how Abbey Road was the last album they recorded, but Let It Be was the last album they released.
I have a similar tale. Early on in 2004, I put together a book called Fun Fun Fun, but for one reason or another, it got delayed. The Minipops book was then put together, thrust out into the world, sold quite well (thank you!), and the Fun Fun Fun book was still sat in boxes in a warehouse somewhere in Taiwan. Fast forward to now and that book is finally hitting the shops. Yay!
It makes me happy that it’s coming out just in time for Christmas. It’s been quite frustrating knowing that the copies of the book were printed and ready to go, but, like I say, for one reason or another, it hadn’t come out.
But it’s out now. Not sure exactly how many shops will have it, but here’s a list of those that the distribution company have told me should have it. It should also be available from the European Amazon stores soon, too. For those of you in North American or anywhere else non-European, I’m afraid I don’t have much info. Sorry.
So, what’s this book about? Well, here’s some pictures, then I’ll explain some more…
It’s based on the Fun Fun Fun part of Flip Flop Flyin’, except it’s not animated, and has been re-drawn, cos I wanted to make some things nicer than they are on the site. The whole idea is to just offer up thirty ways to make you smile; make your day a tiny bit nicer, were you to need such help. Twenty of the double-page drawings are from the site, ten of them are brand new, ‘specially for the book.
Like all pop stars who’ll tell you that their latest album is their best, I have a lot more affection for this book that the Minipops book. That’s mainly cos it has more of my ideas in it, rather than representations of famous folk which is basically one idea multiplied by 800. So, yeh, I’m kinda proud of this book. The publishers, PPBook, did a wonderful job with the printing, the colours look great. All in all, it makes me smile.
Hopefully it might make you smile too.
Hopefully you might buy it.
Or at least have a flick through in your local book shop.
Anyway, advert over.
Thanks for your attention.