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!!!
Turn your room into a pinhole camera with our latest Howtoon, Camera Obscura!
We are excited to announce our new book Howtoons (Re)Ignition published through Image Comics due out Summer 2014. For this book we have assembled an all star creative team; writer Fred Van Lente, artist Tom Fowler, colorist Jordie Bellaire, letterer Rus Wooton.
Writer, Fred Van Lente, describes (Re)Ignition “Tuck and Celine’s parents anticipate a coming ecological apocalypse and put their family to sleep deep underground with the hopes of riding it out. At some unspecified point in the future they wake up when their bunker runs out of power — and their parents have mysteriously disappeared. So these two kids have to embark on a quest through the brave and dangerous new world they find to be reunited with their mom and dad — and they have to use the gadgeteering and project-making skills to survive and battle the many strange things and people they encounter.”
The intentions of this book are to build awareness and understanding about the problems of producing and using energy. The book will include a dozen or so workable examples of relevant technologies and energy related projects that the reader can build themselves using everyday common materials. This is an opportunity to be the defining book of optimism and hope and the action for children wanting to ‘create the future’ for themselves. More to come!
artwork by Tom Fowler, colors by Jordie Bellaire.
Check out our latest Howtoon, a Ripcord Rotor Chopper!