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Howtoons [Re]Ignition Issue #2 hits comic book stores today!

Howtoons [Re]Ignition Issue #2 hits stores today. Featuring the all-star team Fred Van Lente, Tom Fowler, Jordie Bellaire, and Rus Wooton!

Join Tuck and Celine search the post-energy wasteland for their missing parents — but when they discover they aren’t alone in civilization’s ruins, they’ll need new Howtoon projects to protect themselves!

Here is a preview of the issue:

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Howtoons Book Is Here!!!

It is here!!! Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction, the book, is out in books stores today! Celebrating our 10th anniversary, this remastered collection contains 360 pages with over 70 projects of the “best of” Howtoons over those years, along with new material, photos, and essays by the creators of the series! Projects include soda bottle rockets, origami robots, marshmallow shooters, ziplines, zoetropes and more! Co-created by MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” recipient Saul Griffith, Joost Bonsen, Nick Dragotta (East of West), and Ingrid Dragotta.

Follow Celine and Tucker as they learn through play! Challenged to make something “other than trouble,” this brother-and-sister pair use everyday objects to invent toys that readers can build. Combining comics and real-life science and engineering principles, Howtoons are designed to encourage kids to become active participants in the world around them.

This book is available at your local comic book store, book stores and through Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. For large orders at a discount please contact info@howtoons.com. Enjoy and help spread the word!!!

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Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction

HowtoonsCvrFNLwebCeline and Tucker, the brother-and-sister heroes of HOWTOONS, are kids who see the potential for play everywhere. When their mother challenges to make something other than trouble, their adventure begins in an adventure-DIY graphic novel from Image Comics!

In 360 pages of discovery, HOWTOONS: TOOLS OF MASS CONSTRUCTION will bring kids into Celine and Tucker’s world, using everyday objects to construct toys that teach real-life science and engineering principles. Co-created by MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” recipient Saul Griffith, Joost Bonsen, Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), and Ingrid Dragotta, HOWTOONS will be published in July.

Together, Celine and Tucker use items lurking in the corners of their garage, the dusty shelves of hardware stores, and even their own trashcan to create their own adventures. Through “The Legend of the Monkey Fist Clan,” the siblings learn to build a tree swing, find out the ultimate first-person shooter isn’t a video game in “The Infamous Marshmallow Shooter,” set up their own workshop, make ice cream without a freezer, play music with a turkey baster, and launch rockets. Along the way are instructions for projects seamlessly integrated into the storytelling that engage kids’ creativity and natural interest in how the world around them works. From bubbles to bots, hippo farts to hovercrafts — HOWTOONS is the book for the next generation of explorers and makers.

“We need every generation to be enabled to create their world,” the creators write in the introduction to HOWTOONS: TOOLS OF MASS CONSTRUCTION. “It starts with creativity and inventing one’s own toys and games. It involves knowledge of tools, materials, and process. It will be beautiful as we marry the art with the science, and the design with the engineering. Come play with us.”

Just the thing to cure the late-summer doldrums and get creativity flowing, HOWTOONS: TOOLS OF MASS CONSTRUCTION will be in comic book stores on July 23 and bookstores on August 5. It’s available for pre-order now.

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White House Maker Faire

Join Howtoons in celebrating the “National Day of Making” at the first-ever White House Maker Faire, hosted by President Obama! President Obama says, “the event celebrates every maker — from students learning STEM skills to entrepreneurs launching new businesses to innovators powering the renaissance in American manufacturing. I am calling on people across the country to join us in sparking creativity and encouraging invention in their communities.” Saul Griffith, co-creator/author of Howtoons is there, presenting our new book, Howtoons: Tools Of Mass Construction. Celebrating 10 years of Howtooning!!!

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Camera Obscura!

Turn your room into a pinhole camera with our latest Howtoon, Camera Obscura!

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