Sunday, June 5th 2011 - Book 3 - I made this cover from a Totino's party pizza box that I packed in from civilization. My first book, now under the ownership of my friend and ex co-worker Mrs. Green from St. Mary's Home for Boys, was also made with a Totino's party pizza box. There's nothing healthy about eating frozen foods of this kind, but I believe there is some addictive property in "party pizzas." I love them, and they made pretty good book covers. This one was a bit of a struggle: trying to work out my introduction (which I'm still working on), running damage control with the worthless jute I bought, refamiliarizing myself with the cabin and living alone in the wilderness, and generally making one of my first attempts to size up and accept the risks of producing my own books. As the production scene reads, "I feel like Bigfoot's stalking me. I never see him, but I feel his presence everywhere."
PROP COST (materials): $10.33 + (STORYTIME (actual time worked): 3hrs 9min x THE RATE OF EXCHANGE (based on federal minimum wage): $7.25) = $33.17
This book was sold on July 9th 2015 at the Gresham Arts Festival. Emily claims that this is the first book she's ever sold personally at any of my shows, but I'm not too sure about that... She's awesome, and people like awesome people!