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Creating a graphic novel but stopping along the way to take some photos, eat some food and admire great art!

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Word Smith – More Reviews

Tina Yap (Librarian Technician at Deepdene and Kew East Primary School) asked some of her students to review Word Smith. It’s always great to read what people think about your work. Thanks Tina for organising this and thanks to the students for your time to put your thoughts into words.

I love it when people can relate to the story and the characters! It’s very encouraging to see schools starting to embrace graphic novels as part of their library collection. Graphic Novels are a fantastic story telling medium merging words and pictures.

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Let’s get to work!

Word Smith was an interesting and engaging book to read. I would recommend it for years 4 and 5’s and potentially for those year 3’s who are looking for a challenge. Personally, this is a book I would not usually pick up in the Library as I prefer to read fiction novels but I am glad that I got to read this book. I am sure that many people at our school would enjoy it.

Zoe – Grade 6 – Deepdene Primary School

This comic was illustrated with a colourful array of drawings that filled the pages with a fun and lively theme and would have immediately attracted a large audience. The storyline itself was interesting to follow and pursued a cleverly thought out idea that kept the reader intertwined between the animated characters and the story itself. The tale on the other hand was short and sharp but nevertheless left the reader with a satisfied feeling as the journey ended on a cheerful and contented note.

As a reader of this comic I would recommend it for children the ages of 9+. Many alike would have enjoyed this story but my rating is based on whether the children themselves would have been able to follow the storyline. If this book is in considered for the Victorian’s Premier Reading Challenge, I would sit it in the category for 3-4 because it may prove a little less challenging for grades 5-6 although the storyline itself may be liked between those grades as well.

Riya – Grade 6 – Deepdene Primary School

The attention to detail in the illustrations is sensational. The bubble positions make it easy to read and contribute to the overall look. The story move quickly and is easy to follow. I like the creativity of the story line. How the author tied the characters together is clever. The emotions are well conveyed. Overall it is a well-produced story.

Gem – Grade 6 – Kew East Primary School

‘Word Smith’ was an engaging and entertaining graphic novel about the importance of words. It was about a baker named Bonnie who asked the word smith, Victoria, to craft a word for Bonnie’s husband, George. When Victoria’s word, dream, made George pursue his dream of exploring the Misty Forest, she knew that another word could change George’s mind. I admired the message; “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me. Words can be much worse than sticks and stones. Words have an unseen power to them. The wrong word at the wrong time can destroy, while the right word at the right time can change the world” because it was very inspirational to me. It also linked to the text really well, and how it explains how one word can change someone’s life.

Along with that, the story line always kept me interested. When parts got intense, I kept on reading to find out what would happen next. The illustrations were also made a big impact because the physical actions and emotions were shown. It was easy to feel empathy for most of the characters by their movements/quotes. Overall, I enjoyed reading ‘Word Smith’ because of its powerful message, suspense, words and illustrations put into the graphic novel.

Emily – Grade 6 – Kew East Primary School

Word Smith 2 – $10000 Stretch

There’s less than 3 days to go on the Word Smith 2 Kickstarter. The final $10,000 Stretch Goal is below and there’s a chance to get more great looking business cards! So close to doing better than the first Word Smith Kickstarter of 274 backers and $8008.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/word-smith-volume-1-and-2-the-competition

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Word Smith 2 – $8000 Stretch

The Word Smith 2 Kickstarter has broken through the $5000 and $6000 stretch goals! I’m happy to announce the $8000 stretch goal with lots of awesome stuff.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/word-smith-volume-1-and-2-the-competition

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Word Smith 2 – Stretch Goals

The Word Smith 2 Kickstarter is going great! It’s just passed the first week mark and we’re approaching stretch goals. I’ve got some absolutely amazing stuff planned so let’s see how far this project can go.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/word-smith-volume-1-and-2-the-competition
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Word Smith 2 – LIVE!

Word Smith 2 is now LIVE! It’s been a great start but there’s still 30 days left to go. Please check it out and support, even sharing the link around will be much appreciated. Be sure to watch the video, it’s short (90 seconds) but took ages to put together!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/word-smith-volume-1-and-2-the-competition

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Word Smith 2 – Variant Cover

Only 3 more days before Word Smith Volume 2 launches on Kickstarter. It’s happening on the 27th October 10pm AEST. Here’s the amazing variant cover (by Wallace) that will be available. I love the cute little red panda!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/word-smith-volume-1-and-2-the-competition

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Word Smith 2 – 27th Oct 10pm Kickstarter

Word Smith Volume 2 is coming to Kickstarter. It’s happening on the 27th October 10pm AEST. Keep the date free!

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5 Seconds Volume 3 – Printing Proofs

The printing proofs are now done! Another step completed. It’s happening! I can’t wait to have this done and be able to send out the printed graphic novel to everyone.

Printing Proof :
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Word Smith – Testimonial – Sharon Turner

It’s really awesome to receive feedback from school libraries. Mill Park Primary School has recently added Tabby and Word Smith into their collection. Thanks Sharon for supporting graphic novels!

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5 Seconds Volume 3 – Editing

Slowly going through the editing process to make sure everything is perfect! It’s getting very close now before I can get the stuck into the printing process. It won’t be too much longer before I can start sending out the reading PDFs.

Editing Proof :
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