Meet the Vendor: Matthew Porter Art + Giveaway
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m an Englishman living abroad in sunny Seattle. I grew up on the South East Coast of England and am happy to call myself a children’s book illustrator and author. I have 10 titles published and have a new one featuring my cheeky monkeys characters coming out in August.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
t was been awhile now that I finished up the work but I am excited about the release of my next book. The Rise and Fall of Oscar the Magician.
Here’s a little blurb about it!
In a prequel and sequel to Monkey World: The Thunderbolt Express, magic is in the air and nothing is quite as it seems. Join in the monkey mayhem, as Oscar the Magician competes with Milton the Magnificent for the title Magician of the Year while Mayday the detective gets deeply involved in the case of the stolen blue diamond. See how these Monkey World stories collide with a ride on the Thunderbolt Express as you follow the many ups and downs in The Rise and Fall of Oscar the Magician.
Any new exciting news you’d like to share with our readers?
I’ll be having a book release party to celebrate my next book coming out. The party will be held on August 15th from 1 – 3 at the Seattle Creative Arts Center in Ballard. I’ll be doing a reading, there will be coloring pages, games, face painting, a temporary tattoo station & snacks. An all around good time! Put it on your calendar now folks!!
How far will you be traveling to come to UCU?
I live in NE Seattle so not too terribly far. I love that Urban Craft Uprising is right here in Seattle! I have participated in plenty of shows – traveled by car & plane to get to some and Urban Craft Uprising always has the best fans! It’s the only show I am participating in this summer.
What do you love most about craft show vending?
I love getting to talk to fans of my books. It is so encouraging to have people ask me when is my next book coming out and hear that they are exciting to read the new one to their kiddos!
Win A Party Pack of Temporary Tattoos by Matthew Porter Art!
To enter to win A Party Pack of Temporary Tattoos by Matthew Porter Art, leave a comment below. Entries open until Sunday, June 7th. Be sure to leave your name and email so we can let the winner know where they can pick up their prize at the UCU summer show.