Papa Geek to the Rescue is the Next Geek-Art.net Book Project !
I’ve been posting a few teases those last days about my next book project. I can now offer you guys the full reveal : the French release of Papa Geek to the Rescue this Friday the 20th by publisher Huginn & Muninn !
This is a book I’ve thinking about since the birth of my first kid nearly 3 years ago, and seing it published at last is a real pride and joy. I had the chance and opportunity to work with French illustrator Andry Rajoelina (author of the Super Families print series). We wanted offer a cool book for every pop culture raised dad here, with a book they can enjoy and share with their own little gremlins.
We are both lucky to be fathers, and it means lots of efforts and sacrifices (as well a many less hours spent on the console), but what a joy it is !
So what about sharing your favorite cult movies references with your kids ? Being raised with Indiana Jones, Tron, Jaws and Ghostbusters means that our kid should never get bored. Raining outside ? Get your umbrella, and you’re Totoro. Snowing ? Let’s revive the Hoth battle ! And what about questing for the One Ring in the garden ?
Maybe tomorrow kids will not see with a keen eye movies such like Ghostbusters, the Neverendin Story, Willow or Tron (well the original versions I mean), after all those movies are 40-30 years old, but this is our duty as Geek Dads to let the legacy live !
My kids will love and read whatever they want, (no pression here guys), but I must admit I would be really proud to see one day some Tolkien reading in their hands…
Papa Geek to the Rescue is a really personal project, and I am so proud and happy to share it with you after having worked on it with Andry. You will find there dozens of scenes inspired by the cult movies of our generation, revived “Do it Yourself” style by inventive fathers and kids.
A huge thanks to the great Andry Rajoelina and his drawings, to my publisher Huginn & Muninn for their faith in this project, and to my great wife, who gave me two marvelous kids, and who worked on the artistic direction.
The adventure begins in France this Friday the 20th in every libraries as well as on Amazon.
More updates soon.
Hope you’ll enjoy !