Epilogue of New Orleans Publishes Illustrated Children's Book for iPad
Epilogue of New Orleans has published an illustrated children's book exclusively for the iPad. The Many Odd and Peculiar Trees of Halberstram Preparatory Academy is written and illustrated by Bryan M. Theriot and is available in Apple's iBookstore.
Theriot's book is geared for children ages three to ten, and for readers three to ten at heart. The idea behind the book is to poke fun at thePrep Academy scene in New England by creating a unique and topsy-turvy school as the center for many peculiar events.
Theriot explains, "This project has allowed me to create a world, not just a book. The first story is not just about trees– it's more about introducing the world in my head and some of the characters in it. The book is unique in that it will offer periodic updates, such as a Halberstram Preparatory Academy Yearbook, illustrated in the book’s style, along with wall art posters and related merchandise."
When asked about the book's characters and what makes them special, Theriot playfully concedes, "Nothing really happens to the characters, besides maybe turning blue with purple dots."
Bryan Mitchell Theriot is a professional illustrator and artist living in the heart of Cajun Country. He received his arts education at the University of Maryland and grew up at the feet of the iconic Cajun folk artist Floyd Sonnier. Theriot harbors a life-long love of illustration, and his more recent works have found inspiration in his roots as he retells the story of the Acadian people through classical illustration and promotion of his French-Acadian heritage.
Epilogue is a New Orleans-based digital publishing house that empowers creators to publish their works across platforms and devices in extraordinary new ways. Epilogue takes the hassle out of publishing and distribution, liberating artists to concentrate on the business of creating.
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