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During the 1980's I invested considerable time to writing and illustrating Children's Stories

I even managed to get an agent willing to look at my stuff and edit with suggested changes

But I got picked up by King Features in early 1989 to draw for The New Breed and decided to pursue the cartoons rather than the stories

...until this year, when an opportunity came along to illustrate "Little Munch"


Below are screen shots over time of the development of the books

First Day: The Introduction - First version

The First character sheet
Page 2: This is my story...
Page 3: I'm Your Mother...
Page 4: Your father is King of the Bulls
Page 5: Mama began to lick me...
Page 6: Little Munch stands up
Page 7: Little Munch First Lunch

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Page 2: This is my story 112211
Page 3: I'm Your Mother 112211
Page 4: Your father is King of the Bulls 112211
Page 5: Mama began to lick me...112211
Page 6: Little Munch stands up 112211

First Day: The Introduction - Final version 121411

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Meeting the Farm Animals: First Chapter. Old version

second character sheet
Chapter One Title Page
Johnny Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!
What's that terrible noise!?
That's only Johnny
Munch runs to meet Johnny
Johnny introduces Munch
Animals run to meet Munch
Munch meets sister - leaps for joy

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Munch gets his Name: Second Chapter. Animated Critters

Bottle Fly animation (animated GIF)
Inch Worm animation (animated GIF)
Butterfly animation1 (animated GIF)
Butterfly animation2 (animated GIF)
Red Butterfly animation (animated GIF)
honeyBee animation (animated GIF)
honeyBee Right animation (animated GIF)
Towhee Flies (right) animation (animated GIF)


The Adventures of Little Munch - Illustrations by I.B. Nelson

Screen shots from Talespring.com

I.B. Nelson Illustrations - Little Munch Title Page
©I.B. Nelson

The Adventures of Little Munch was written by Glen "Bear" Smith and is now available as an interactive "eBook" on The App Store for iPhones and iPads and will be available for other platforms as well

Little Munch on the App Store

Book 1 - First Day, The Adventures of Little Munch
Book 2 - Meeting the Farm Animals, The Adventures of Little Munch

Little Munch Author Glen Bear Smith Site

Author Glen Bear Smith's Little Munch Web Site
Little Munch Links open in a New Window

I.B. Nelson Illustrations - Little Munch Title Page just for Glen