Ladies and gents, I have a special guest blog post from a very talented creator named Justin. I’ve run into the man at several shows (and even worked with his brother at an ad agency), and we’ve formed a fast friendship.

Justin has a special message he wants to share with you, and I definitely want to help support his projects and efforts. I hope you feel the same way. With that said, I’ll turn it over to Justin who can tell you about his latest (awesome) project which you can help support right now.

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My name is Justin Castaneda and I am the creator of the When I Was Little picture book series. Trevor and I met at Mid Ohio a few years back. We have been sharing the convention floors since then and have been building a nice creative friendship. He was kind enough to have me do a guest post because I have a new book project I am raising funds for thru Kickstarter.

The way Kickstarter works is it funds creativity. It accepts donations to help creative people get their passion projects made. Artists, writers, and filmmakers can set up a Kickstarter campaign and by supporting them and their work, you get rewarded! For instance when you donate to my project, you can receive a signed copy, sketch cards, digital prints, buttons, custom art and a lot more.

So the name of my new book is called, Heart. Heart is a story about love and acceptance. This book has been a labor of love for many years. I really believe in this book. It’s been an idea birthed through the struggles I had growing up trying to find where I fit in. I had difficulty making friends and I thought for the longest time it’s because of who I was as a person. I thought if I changed who I was I would find my place. It wasn’t until much later when I learned all that was non-sense and the most important thing I could ever do was: To Be Myself.

It’s a bit more expensive to release a hardcover children’s book than I had anticipated. I didn’t want to cop out into doing it as a softcover, it’s not meant to be that way. With the help of some fellow creatives that gave me an extra push, I started this Kickstarter campaign:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/justin-castaneda/sharemyheart

I hope you can help support the book and the message this book gives.

I thank you for your time and consideration and thanks again to Trevor for letting me post on his website!