Monday, November 2, 2009

The Daily Zoo: Year Two...cover revealed!


It's official. The follow-up to last year's Daily Zoo - Vol. 1 has gone to press and will hopefully be available in early to mid-December. After completing my initial goal of drawing an animal a day for a year, I kept right on drawing on Day 366. The Daily Zoo: Year Two continues the journey with another year's worth of armadillos, babirusas, and zombie frogs along with further commentary on my artistic process as well as more reflections as I continue to learn what it means to be a cancer survivor. To whet your appetite, here's a look at the cover.

13 comments:

Brian Murphy said...

Awesome - can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Congrats Chris!

hm said...

Congratulations Chris! :) Now do a unicorn soon! :)

Chris Ayers said...

Thanks Brian! Heather, there is a unicorn in the new book (though only shown rather small I'm afraid). Tough game to watch yesterday, huh? I was hoping for a Pack comeback.

Joseph said...

HOORAY!!! Your story and first book were a great inspiration for me and I can't wait till to get the second one!

Chris Ayers said...

Thanks Joseph - I've been enjoying your daily drawings on your blog too. Keep it up!

MATTHEW REEDY said...

Very excited to peruse and purchase copious copies of DZY2!!!

Congratulations on your accomplishments!!

PS. completed 4 prototypes of my book, "Carrots for Breakfast"and showcased the illustrations this past summer in the UW Art Gallery. Making revisions to the book and teaching graphic design at UW-Madison.

Sarah said...

Daily Zoo vol. 1 was brilliant...can't wait for Daily Zoo vol. 2!

Chris Ayers said...

Thanks Matt & Sarah!
Hope you enjoy the new book once it's out.

Congrats on your book progress, Matt! Can't wait to check it out! And congrats on teaching - I just started doing a little of that myself this fall. Challenging, but fun!

Parka said...

Finally! And great work of volume one as well!

Chris Ayers said...

Thanks Parka! And thank you also for your positive reviews on Amazon and your blog - I appreciate it! Hope you enjoy Year Two!

G1toons said...

counting the days, can not wait to get my hands on it

Gabriel said...

Can't wait for you next book. I loved the first one.

Hey Chris, do you have an account at DeviantArt? I know folks like Bobby Chiu, Steven Silver, Tom Bancroft and a few other artists who have a large audience of followers there. Who knows, if you make a gallery there, you might get more people to come here and maybe buy your new book.

Chris Ayers said...

Thanks everyone!

Gabriel, I don't have a presence on Deviant Art yet...but I'll look into that. Thanks for the tip!