What's a fledgling publishing company to do in this COVID-19 world? If you're Archimedes' Printing Shoppe & Sundry Goodes you don your mask, douse yourself in bug spray and head to the naturally socially distanced deep woods to throw a virtual book launch and signing for your debut book Gata Unbound: A Series for Ailurophiles of All Ages.
I found inspiration to make art through those that need rescuing. Like my George, every rescued animal comes with a lesson they teach us. We learn to be better caregivers, to be better listeners by following their example, and in turn, we learn to appreciate those who are more like us than different.
Philadoptables, an incredible organization that helps Philadelphia’s homeless animals, was throwing its annual Love Potions fundraiser. I was honored to be their emcee and we were all honored to be guests on the radio show. I had no idea that Steve was a huge animal advocate—especially of the feline variety.
As the town’s printer, “Gramp,” as I called him, had a printing shop in the basement floor of his home. Long before the Internet, split-second decision making and globally provocative presidential tweeting, Gramp’s major marketing efforts for his services consisted of a simple wooden, painted sign at the street side of the shop. “D.B. Russell Printing,” it read simply.