He's launching the series with a Kickstarter campaign---he wants to turn these fun/unique stories into full-color, hardback, glossy-paged books.
Who's Justin? Justin Blaney is a virtuoso. He does a little of everything, but one of the coolest things he does (besides writing amazing stories) is run an organization called Innovate for Jesus (resources for pastors, ministry leaders, non profits, authors, etc.). The site features people like Francis Chan, Rick Warren, Pete Wilson, Matt Chandler, Mary DeMuth, and more.
Besides the super cool graphics, what is special about Isfits? Justin is releasing his Isfits series in the general kids book market rather than as Christian releases. His hope is to spread the gospel message to children who aren't normally exposed to Christian content.
What Is Isfits?
- Postmodern fairytales & cautionary confessions
- A cast of characters sampled from icons of adolescence, re-imagined.
- A completely new genre of fiction. Since that's hard to describe, let's call it a graphic novel like you've never seen before.
- Nearly 200 original designs, optimized for inspirational display in your home, office, prison cell, igloo, or hut.
An Isfits book.
Isfits . . . postmodern fairy tales and cautionary confessions.
Cinderella scratched a new line on the wall every night when the clock struck twelve. For 999 nights, she'd sworn to herself that she wouldn't stay long enough to see 1000. Cinderella heard the old man and the old woman clunking up the stairs. The clock began to chime. Cinderella was out of time. She had a decision to make---the kind of decision that could change her life or take it from her.￼
What Is Isfits?
A cast of characters sampled from icons of adolescence, re-imagined.
A graphic novel, like you've never seen before.
This eBook is 1/6th the full length graphic novel. Read it in about 5 minutes. Enjoy for years.
Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/qx7Hp
Join the Isfits' launch team: http://ow.ly/qx7I7
Support the Kickstart (Do good and get COOL stuff!): http://ow.ly/qx7Ju
About the author: Justin Blaney is the author of the Amazon bestseller Evan Burl and the Falling which reached the #1 position in fantasy, teen and thriller categories. His latest project is "Isfits," a series of graphically illustrated postmodern fairytales and cautionary confessions for young adults. The stories follow the adventures of a cast of characters based on icons of adolescence placed in a darkly-humored world of blissful brokenness where they possess the power to affect cultural and personal change in the real world. Blaney is the founder of Innovate for Jesus (www.I4J.org) and Inkliss, a film production company. He lives outside Seattle with his wife and three daughters.
Learn more about Justin at: www.JustinBlaney.com
My Review -
I was so curious when I received the invite for this blog tour and was not really sure what to expect with this, but I was not disappointed! Justin has started an incredible new series and type of story that will be sure to be a hit with many for many years! I loved Cinderella growing up and this is such a cute little twist with this character and story! Each and every page and scene is so unique with the pictures, the layouts, and styles; each page is a treat and one that you will want to completely study before moving on to the next. This is suited for older children as it is not for young children at all as some pages are eerie and may be frightening. This is a fascinating new genre that I'm sure we will see much more of!
*Thanks to LItfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour!*