Canadian from a small town up north but living in Ottawa. Teacher by day, writer by night and bartender by weekend. Travels because weird things happen to him and these make for great stories - which are what the book is about. Surrounded by a group of friends that should never be allowed to hang out together. Wears jeans and t-shirts with book covers on them. Most common question : "Are you still a teacher?" The picture above is from his first passport where he wasn't allowed to wear a hat and was having a moustache growing contest - which he was losing - when the pic was taken.
No-ficción, viajes, Joven adulto
Descripción del libro
Each chapter is an anecdote about what went awry in a certain country. Mexico, China, Egypt, Japan, are all brought to light in a way that is hilarious and moving at times, but also teaches people to be better travellers as the book progresses. How to deal with expired passports, Gypsies, lost students, lost teachers, lost luggage, etc. Anything that could go wrong, has gone wrong, but no animals were harmed in the making of this book. Also it's short, 130 pages, so that someone travelling can put it in their back pocket and take it out to read a few chapters when they get stuck at the airport. And when done, pass it to another traveller. It's a funny, entertaining, but truthful "handbook".
Público al que se apunta
I kept it fairly inoffensive but an adult can read between the lines. It would be picked up by anyone who has travelled or wishes to. Male or female from ages 15 and up I would think. Likely to about the age of 50... after that age I'm not sure what people like - retirement and fine whiskey whilst driving a red Mazda Miata with the ragtop down? It's written from a man's perspective so it will likely appeal to a male readership. But girls tend to be more curious about travelling, so that is also a factor. It's only written in English so far, so I would suggest that the readership be European and North American.
Tipo de portada de libro
Tapa blanda o Paperback
aún no lo sé
Editorial del ebook
aún no lo sé
Diseño de inspiración
love the travel idea. Stamps are a bit old school but some of the travel ideas are good.
Love the simple lines. Easy to put on a cool t-shirt. Good choice of colours with the associations -red for blood, etc. I like this one the most.
I like the scribbly nature of it. Not great for a t-shirt due to the business of the upper section.
¿Qué colores quieres que tenga tu diseño?
Los diseñadores eligen
Otros requisitos relativos al color
I like if the designer goes with how he feels on this one. Be creative.
Atributos de estilo
Necesidades de diseño
The book will likely by 4 inches by 7 inches. The idea is that it fits in a back pocket or in a backpack pocket easily. On the back cover, at the bottom, upside down, I'd like the title of the book to be placed as well, so that when it is placed in the back pocket, the name of the book will peak out and be legible. I used a
chalkduster font for the title of each chapter. The rest is in Cambria for easy reading. The best description for mood would be playful, though at times it gets serious, but turns out funny. Much of the imagery is pop culture in writing but historical in nature, like making reference to the golden city of El Dorado when entering the hotels of Cancun, Mexico. If all goes according to plan, I would like this cover to be one of the t-shirts made by "Out Of Print Clothing" - since my father keeps buying me dozens of their shirts for Christmas.
Lo que debe evitarse
Phallic imagery - though funny, it would be misplaced on this cover.
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