While I was looking for some freelance work I stumbled across a call to illustrators for a children’s book called “The Boggy-Fog Gnoo.” (Artists friends: I know, avoid contests.) This looks like a fantastic project, and more than anything else I need more portfolio pieces with children in them (one reason I submitted). The author Emlyn Addison (based in Providence, RI) has a Kickstarter campaign going to produce the book and audio companion. Anyone who helps back the project also votes on illustrator for it. So if you’ve never backed a Kickstarter project now’s the time to start! Even if I don’t get the job, support some local creatives and back this project with anything you can. It sounds like a blast!