Despite the fact that Alexandra Vinyl is a girl (or more precisely because of it) Zoo M. Slicky is dependent on her help in the tasks that lie ahead. You may judge her to be taller than Zoo (in fact she is) but in his eyes they pretty much measure up the same.
Zoo M. Slicky has known Alexandra Vinyl most of his life. She lives a few houses away from Zoo, and is kind of bossy. They used to share a sandbox when they were little kids (that's how he knows she's a pain in the butt). He calls her Vinyl of course.
Thanksgiving is always spent at Grandmother's. Zoo M. Slicky is forced to dress up in suit and tie. Yeesh. And Grandmother has too many rules to enjoy the holidays, but he does get to hang out with his mischievous cousins...who have been known to dangle him off the balcony by his ankles. We hope your holiday is a little less adventurous, and full of family of all kinds.
What better way to introduce characters than by examining their...stature?
We're presenting a series of height comparisons between Zoo and his friends, starting here with Eddie Orvitch.
How tall someone is really isn't all that important to Zoo, but he knows how essential it is for most kids (they need to know how you measure up) so here goes...
Cyril is a good sport, but really, he wants you to know: Dogs hate being stuffed into costumes.
But we must say, this is the perfect costume for a very good bad-dog.
Hello. I'm Cyril, a distinguished rescue dog. No one's sure what kind of mutt I am, but like as not, I may have a bit of poodle in my DNA.
Some people actually call me: Cyril the Bearded Jack-Roodle... Others insist on miniature LabraDoodle (how dull).
At any rate, I finally managed to be charming enough to be taken home, and enjoy sporting a bow-tie.
The engineer's stamp of approval. At last it's here. Thanks to Treo Architects and L&D Construction's Sarah Senderhauf (Sales Manager, but so much more), the plans for our new studio are in the City of Denver's hands! Waiting for permits with bated breath. Well not too bated, as only time will tell when mayhem and destruction begins! Stay tuned.
Uber cool Treo Architects Sophia Rickard and Ed Shure poring over the initial plans:
Beta readers are poring over the manuscript for The Freakish Temper of Zoo M. Slicky, making suggestions, pointing out conflicts, and laughing with the crazy antics and trials of Zoo M. Slicky.
In particular, the insights of two readers—thanks Grace and Shui!— have led to the addition of a completely different first chapter. Sometimes to begin in the middle of a muddle isn't the place to begin... or to start without an introduction is to launch into confusion? At any rate, the story now commences in a whole new way, with a wild car ride to boot!
Exercise is an important part of the day.
No one knows this as well as Cyril the dog, who never misses a morning stretch—perfect way to start the day. Kids in school are now encouraged to use mindfulness:
Teachers need yoga too, they spread the keep calm...
Here’s where we will posting about all our various endeavors, capers, and other tomfoolery!
Right now, Cyril is suspicious that he's missing out on cocktails or... lamb chops! Cyril is a cartoon pooch loosely based on our own dog who is a rescue mutt. We are not exactly sure what kind of pooch he is. Any ideas?
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Long have we dreamt of having a separate studio to work out of, as opposed to the current mess of a dungeon:
We have begun turning the dream into reality with Treo Architects: blue-prints are being drawn, engineers are poring over designs, holes are being drilled into soil. Follow the chaos of building an “ADU” (Accessory Dwelling Unit) in our very own back yard! It will be a combination of Studio, Garage work-space, and Guest House! Come visit…
This is the current quaint garage being devoured by weeds, soon to meet it's demise.
The Freakish Temper of Zoo M. Slicky.
is getting ready to sail: We've got beta readers whizzing through the FTZMS manuscript, finding typo's, clarifying confusions, and snickering. There's a process to go through from here. Editorial nit-picking, structural engineering review, design and layout etc. We'll keep you posted along the way, including how many objects are thrown at each other.
The Grandma has approved: "Ohhhhh, what fun!"