Come join us this weekend, September 26-28, 2014 at the Baltimore Book Festival! I will be signing copies of Chunky and The O-Beast for only $10! Team Chunkatron will be on RASH FIELD at the Baltimore Inner Harbor! See you there! – Joseph
We had a fantastic time over the weekend and are very excited to share with you some images from the Baltimore Book Festival.
Hey Everyone, thank you for all the love and support of Chunky and Friends. We truly appreciate you!
Over the last 6 months, the Vivens Media Group has been very busy. We have been conducting live interactive readings and writing workshops at various schools in Maryland and DC. It’s been AWESOME! In addition, we have been working on our next book, which takes Chunky and friends on crazy adventures which are completely different from anything we’ve done with the characters thus far. I know that kids and adults will love it, so stay tuned. Finally, we’ve been preparing the release of our activity book which we are proud to present to you today:
The Defeat The O-Beast Coloring & Activity Book is full of adventures where kids help Chunky and friends solve puzzles to defeat the villainous O-Beast. The puzzles are all about physical play and healthy eating choices. Pick it up for the crossword puzzles, word finds, connect the dots, coloring pages and more…
Also, the book has a Food and Active play journal where kids can keep tabs on their day to day habits.
An awesome resource for educators and physicians for only $5.99.
I do hope you enjoy the book and thank you again for all the support!
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I’m proud to present, Chunkamania.
This idea was formed from the mind of the artist Jose and further expanded into a comic strip by me (of course Lewis did the lettering).
A while back Jose sent me some artwork that looked like a title card for an epic fight and the caption read, CHUNKY VS. THE O-BEAST. It’s currently on our Facebook page and I thought it was awesome and we had to do something with it.
I’ve stated before that The Short Chunks series is a day in the life of Chunky and his battle to overcome obesity. Jose and I spoke about this fictional wrestling character called, El Muchos Fistos. So much so we made a joke about Chunky taking the idea of using your fist to measure portion sizes to a whole new level (click hear to see El Muchos Fistos T-shirt).
I know this strip would be the reaction of any child who is a wrestling fan who finds out that he’s going to be meeting their hero for the first time. On top of that, in Chunky’s case, his idol will be giving him health tips to defeat obesity!
I have an image in my head for what El Muchos Fistos would look like and I’m sure Jose does too. Based on the response to this strip we’d have to consider having Chunky come face to face with his hero and the lessons that he learns during the training session. In the meanwhile, enjoy the Short Chunk and make sure you share it with your friends and family and on all your favorite social networking sites.
Now, watch as I co-opt a famous phrase from a mysterious man and make it my own…
Stay healthy my friends…
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good breakfast is a good start, a great breakfast is a great start. A Tale of Two Chunks (pt. 1) is the beginning of Chunky’s day. What happens when he doesn’t eat a healthy breakfast? What happens when he does? This idea was born when we here at Team Chunkatron discussed how we could further demonstrate important moments in Chunky’s life. That’s when we decided to show how a simple decision like, “what’s for breakfast,” can change a kids day. After a good nights rest, Chunky takes a morning stretch and begins his day. What happens next?
See where the two paths take our hero in Part One of A TALE OF TWO CHUNKS!
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