Floppy the Mophead was a rag doll that came to life. He made himself a friend out of clay and set out to build a spaceship. But he didn't expect to see the bad little boy with green hair.
Floppy the Mophead was the first children's book I ever wrote. I had just bought a Mac IIsi in 1991 and I wanted to experiment with scanners and Photoshop. As I look at it today, it definitely feels retro and low-fidelity. But the story is fun and the "old timey" computer graphics actually seem refreshing when compared to today's slick, polished 3D animations.
Many of us have had dreams (or nightmares) about our dolls coming to life. This theme has been the basis of many books and movies for kids. My take on it is a little weird and dreamlike. I tried to re-create some of my childhood daydreams and I think I captured a little of that odd magic.
This book was crafted in Killingworth, CT. The pictures were created with a computer and a variety of traditional materials. They are sold on the web in my Lulu.com online bookstore.
(42 pages) Hardcover: 6" x 9", casewrap-hardcover binding, white interior paper (70# weight), full-color interior ink, white exterior paper (80# weight), full-color exterior ink. Softcover: 6" x 9", saddle-stitch binding, white interior paper (80# weight), full-color interior ink, white exterior paper (100# weight), full-color exterior ink. eBook:20meg.