The Blast Factory announced today that Stick Vega has been asked to develop some explosive illustrations to be used in a new children's book, "The Messiest Day Ever!".
"The Messiest Day Ever!" was created and written by Los Angeles-based, author and producer, Michael X. Ferraro.
"Michael reached out after seeing what a mess I create when I blow things up. And, he loved the explosive personalities of the Bachelor series of gunpowder paintings", said Stick Vega. "Michael sent me a draft of the book, and after reading it, I was hooked, it's a fun story. It seems like the perfect messy match!"
At this early stage, we are currently working on a few prototype characters and designs. If everyone is having a blast after the first few pages, we will continue with as many as 50 gunpowder paintings. The project will engage The Blast Factory for a few months.
Vega noted, "This is going to be really messy. I am definitely going to need more gunpowder!"
No release date is set. A crowd funding program may be developed to help promote and launch the book.
Michael X. Ferraro is a writer and producer and author. Working in the rapidly dying TV industry, he has gotten paid to create nicknames for Shaquille O'Neal, orchestrate mob scene madness for Howie Mandel, and spew forth sports rants for Dennis Miller, among other, much crappier jobs. His satirical football novel "Circus Catch" has garnered praise from the likes of The Nation's Dave Zirin, Fox Sports 1's Charissa Thompson and NAACP Image Award nominee Toni Ann Johnson.
Stick Vega is the American Gunpowder Artist and author of LESS KILLING. Stick currently lives and creates explosive pop art at The Blast Factory in Madison, Wisconsin. Not limited to one medium, he works in gunpowder drawings and paintings, photography, digital art and writing. Follow Stick on Facebook and/or Twitter.