children's book

oh hai! I havent been around in a while! here's a book im going to do. by ryan terry

hello from the other side!

other side of what, im not sure and neither is adele. it just sounded cool, so she sang it.

ive been busy working on a lot of corporate and educational projects with non-disclosure agreements, so they will never see the light of day, beyond in board rooms and testing facilities.

that said, the wheels have been spinning on long gestating personal projects that i will share in the blog section before assigning them their own page on the site.

the first of these projects is called red, blue, green, rock and roll and will be a journey across the color wheel and rock history in storybook and colouring book formats. like the rock and roll hall of fame it will include anything that has the rock and roll vibe, including metal, blues, punk, hip-hop, rap and anything else that I love as a music fan. its designed to be fun for kids, with some winks to the adults who get the context.

which brings us to our first page:

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now to those of you in the know, for a period of time before moms were grooving to under the bridge downtown, the chilis were a little more raucous and ribald……and wore socks on their nethers, back when hillel was in the band. (not pictured, hillel slovak, nor Josh Klinghoffer, nein jack irons, nyet Dave Navarro)

In cases where there have been different members of a band, ive decided to go with their most recognizable lineup, and in the case of the chillis, that means John Frusciante. i may have to break my own rule though, if the situation calls for it. I have ideas for dio and ozzy.

so its kids book and singsongy, and doesnt really mean anything for a kid being lulled to sleep by its dulcid tones, whilst the adult reading it aloud gets a little smirk. right? OR its entirely innapropriate and there will be a grows up book, and a kids version. You tell me?

AND, when? If? published, there will be a colouring book version.

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as rickety cricket once said, youre going to need the red.

Dine Alone's ABC's of Rock n' Roll by ryan terry

Something I am proud and amazed to be a part of, but have had to keep under my hat for the last 6 months or so. Dine Alone Records ABC's of Rock, illustrated by yours truly! Digital editions available now in the ibooks store with physical editions to come. Alexisonfire, Broncho, City and Colour, Grade, Quicksand, You+Me, i could go on but dont want to spoil the plot, or the ending.
Proceeds go to SickKids Foundation, so if you have a kid and an Ipad, a love of music, a love of illustration, or just a shiny new Itunes gift card, pick this up and be entertained in glorious colour, and help to support a great cause.  A few samples to be found below.  Enjoy!

Buy here.

 

Alexisonfire

Alexisonfire

K-OS

K-OS

Monster Truck

Monster Truck

You+Me

You+Me