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The Spotlight
May 2009 - Immedium

1. News
2. Reviews
3. Events


A. SKAFFS sets sail
"Vibrant, dynamic and wildly intriguing - the land of Skaffs is an inspirational oasis from the mind of Australian artist Luke Feldman. From his vast collection of artwork and products to his equally innovative Asian-influenced artistic style, Feldman has carved a cutting edge niche all his own."
- Format Magazine

First up: our newest book Chaff n' Skaffs: Mai and the lost Moskivvy has just arrived in the USA! We thank everyone who has preordered the book. We'll get our copies later by next week and we'll mail them pronto, so we appreciate your patience!

As you'll soon see, the girl Mai and her friends take an amazing journey across a beautiful world. So too will the artist SKAFFS as he spreads the word. This weekend he'll kick things off at the Imagine It children's museum in Atlanta, GA on May 9th. Then he travels to Los Angeles in June to autograph at familiar haunts (art galleries and designer toy stores). Next we'll plan some San Francisco signings! In the meantime, take a gander at the dazzling realm of SKAFFS that evokes the allure of Australia - you'll be pleased you did.

"The book artfully tells the story of Mai…all communicated beautifully through Feldman's colorful, dynamic and considered illustrations."
- Lost at E Minor

B. Immedium gets Skreened, Blogged, and Twittered
After similar consideration, we announce the launch of our online T-shirts, blog, and Twitter ID.

We're glad our beloved characters are finding more opportunity to roam off the page and closer to your hearts!

T-shirts at Skreened:
- Check out our new store at http://skreened.com/immedium.
- Your favorite Immedium book characters are ready to wear on the style, color, and size you want.
- Our designs can print on any merchandise you'd like and up to 11 x 17 inches on shirts.
- water-based inks on 100% USDA Certified Organic Cotton shirts, made in the USA by American Apparel.
- Skreened gives 10% of its profits to projects on kiva.org.
- Plus we're creating another line of T-shirts for sale at our upcoming summer events
If you'd like more characters or different designs, please let us know!

Now, we invite people to follow and "friend" us at our newborn blog and Twitter account. You're social and we're media, so that should go together like peanut butter and jelly. We promise to be an excessive Blogger and a great Twit if you pay us any attention whatsoever.

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C. Ahoy there - Pirates on the horizon!
Recently pirates have been all over the news. National Public Radio just kicked off a history series today on the topic. But still, when kids think of buccaneers, they rightly remember "thrill a minute" rides on family vacations.

That innocent adventurous spirit is what we bottle in our next title, Baltazar and the Flying Pirates, coming this September 2009.

In this animated yarn, renowned pirates draft a young boy to discover long lost treasure! Illustrator Justin Roth, an animator from the Big Apple, has done a bang up job creating a wide, wide world of wonder. In the coming months, we'll provide sneak previews of his character designs of an all-star cast of sailors.

Baltazar: first up is our young hero. Actually a distant descendant of the notorious scalawag Greybeard, he loves everything to do with pirates. But this puts him square in the crosshairs of the next actor in our play.

Redlocks: Beautiful and bold, she is the fearless leader of the infamous Corsairs. The Captain of a legendary crew, she rules like a velvet hammer and steers the Cutlass, an amazing pirate ship that flies through the air. For ages, she has searched for the treasure that Greybeard had hidden. Now she knows who can finally lead her to where "X" marks the spot!


Welcome to Monster Isle
(ISBN: 978-159702-016-9, $15.95)

"...Jeff Miracola's vibrant and dynamic art makes each page a pleasure..."
- Super Punch


The Woollyhoodwinks vs. the Dark Patch
(ISBN: 978-159702-012-5, $15.95)

"I had a lot of fun reading this 36 page adventure into the Black North Forest where the Woollyhoodwinks live and I think that you would too. ...I have a background in illustration (it was my first major, long story why I changed to painting) and was delighted to see the artwork in this book. They successfully and uniquely preserved the stitched textile aspect of the Woollyhoodwinks through a combination of fabric texture and digital illustration. It's a joy simply for the visual aspect!"
- Craft Leftovers



- 5/2: Meomi: Octonauts FF: CWILL Spring Book Hatching, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1 pm
- 5/3: Oliver Chin: Asian Pacific Fund: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 11 am.
- 5/9: SKAFFS: Imagine It Children's Museum, Atlanta, GA.
- 5/12: Jeff Miracola: Monster Isle: South Milwaukee Library, 1907 10th Avenue, WI, 6 pm.
- 5/17: Oliver Chin: YOO: Chinese Historical and Cultural Project, History Park San Jose, CA, 1 pm.
- 5/22: Oliver Chin: Author Visit: Belmont Oaks Academy: 2200 Carlmont Drive Belmont, CA, 9 am.
- 5/23: Oliver Chin: Bay Area Discovery Museum: 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, CA, am.


- 6/6: Oliver Chin: Monster Isle: Museum of Children's Art: 538 Ninth Street, Oakland, CA, 1 pm.
- 6/10: SKAFFS: Wonderful World of Art Gallery, Culver City, CA.
- 6/12: SKAFFS: Seven Degrees Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, 6 pm
- 6/13: SKAFFS: Munky King, 7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 , 12:30 pm
- 6/14: Immedium: Golden Gate Live Steamers, Tilden Park, Berkeley, CA, 11 am.
- 6/20: Oliver Chin: Comics Workshop: San Leandro Main Library, 1241 Manor Blvd, CA 94579, 2 pm.
- 6/30: Immedium: Small & Special small business and entrepreneur conference, Seattle, WA, 1 pm.


May you, your friends, and family have a splendid May.

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