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Here they are, the whole family, so far.

If you haven't already, don't forget to check out the home of the cutest monkey around mystrawberrymonkey.com. Loads of free educational content and activities on there. Naturally, this is aimed at pre-schoolers, so if you have kids, nieces, nephews etc then spread the word, there's a new monkey in town and his cute and pink...:D

The website, the two books so far, iMessage stickers all designed in Affinity Designer...

 

Allan

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It's always so encouraging when the reviews start coming in. Check out this amazing review from Small House Big Trips.

http://www.smallhousebigtrips.co.uk/ohhh-my-strawberry-monkey/

 

 

Allan Thompson


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Don't just stand there Strawberry Monkey, RUN!

 

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...and then there were eleven! It's been an amazing 7 months so far this year. I've finally released the first two children's picture books and the characters continue to grow.

Ohhh yeah and I've won two awards, a king of pre-school educational content and a small business award from Theo Paphitis! Yep, Strawberry Monkey will get to meet him.

The website has been redesigned with loads of new content as well. To find out what it's all about head over to mystrawberrymonkey.com

It's been an exciting journey so far! And it all started with Affinity Designer!

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On 8/2/2018 at 9:45 PM, A_B_C said:

This is really just so nice, Allan! Wonderful, my congratulations … :)

Thanks ABC, much more to come!


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Ohhh My! Looks like our little family has grown. 15 Characters and counting...

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Throwback to the time Strawberry Monkey gatecrashed the billboard music awards. :ph34r: 

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48 minutes ago, Allan Thompson said:

Throwback to the time Strawberry Monkey gatecrashed the billboard music awards. :ph34r:

Ah, the wonder years! :D


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5 minutes ago, Alfred said:

Ah, the wonder years! :D

Yep, used to love that show! 


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This is what happens when Strawberry Monkey goes to visit Betty and her family! :o 

Enjoying the progress of this project so far, to find out more head over to mystrawberrymonkey.com

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Say hello to Bertie! A new character I’ve been working on for the My Strawberry Monkey series. I’m now up to 16 characters, he’s really cute and definitely one of my favourites! Wanna find out more then head over to the website for more info mystrawberrymonkey.com 

 

 

 

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Loving Affinity Designer. I’ve been working away on updating the website: mystrawberrymonkey.com and currently working on some ideas for new business cards...

 

 

 

 

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Strawberry Monkey took a little trip to the ICC in Birmingham yesterday to meet Theo Paphitis and collect our award that we won. Super excited.... 

Stay tuned for the official pics...

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So here it is, the official picture of me meeting Theo to collect my award for my children's picture books and preschool website mystrawberrymonkey.com
 
All the characters, both books and website were all created in Affinity Designer! It's been an exciting journey so far. This just goes to show that with an idea, a little dreaming and a lot of determination can take you to amazing places.:D

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On 2/15/2019 at 11:34 AM, Hokusai said:

Congratulations Allan! 

 

On 2/15/2019 at 1:21 PM, eejits said:

Congrats mate! Well deserved!

George

Thank you! It was amazing to receive this. Onwards and upwards...


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Have you ever seen a Giraffe driving a tractor? Betty, Strawberry Monkey and Langston are helping out down on the farm today!

 
 
 

 

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Ohhh My! Who’s this on the front of the paper? Yep it's me, Strawberry Monkey and the rest of the gang alongside Theo Paphitis. Super excited about this feature for the award I recently won for my children's picture books and preschool website.

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Just a little update with my preschool series. I’ve been working on some new characters and I’ve got rid of a few I wasn’t too sure about, maybe they’ll reappear!

Currently working on the 3rd book in the series. Hopefully not too long before that’s out...

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11 hours ago, CalvinCoolridge said:

I love the way you designed the website, very clean and creative! keep pushing and going hard with your art.

 

Thanks Calvin...


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What else do you do on a rainy day but stay inside and have some fun!

It's been an interesting journey so far and a lot of learns, three of the characters in this image were not around when I first started this project. Something I did learn along the way and made a conscience decision to change was the number of male characters, not sure why I had so many, it just seemed to be my default. Being aware that it's important to include female characters in the preschool arena especially as we live in a male dominated world has changed my approach to this project.

Stay tuned for some more exciting updates as I continue to document the journey. Whilst you're waiting don't forget to check out the website for loads of preschool games and activities, mystrawberrymonkey.com all created in Affinity Designer of course!

 

Allan Thompson

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