Well it’s finally here. Six months in the making (although I could argue decades) with many late nights and early mornings, encouragement from my wife, kids, and great friends, I’m proud to announce the official release of my first book: Calling All Artists. (See printed manuscript from last week at left.)
After compiling and editing 210+ pages (39,790+ words), setting the master manuscript up with all of the correct styles needed for e-readers, uploading to Amazon it’s finally ready for purchase.
It’s available for Kindles (and Kindle app on iPhone/iPad and other devices) at Amazon.com.
I was extremely humbled by these generous endorsements from some very kind industry veterans. Some also have some amazing interviews in the book along with several other TV, Feature Film, Broadway, Music, and Video Production veterans!
An immensely practical guide for the creative in all of us. Todd Hampson’s work has blessed me and thousands of others – his writing about the nuts and bolts of being a working creative will bless many more. Highly recommended!
Phil Vischer — Creator of VeggieTales and What’s in the Bible?
When someone with Todd Hampson’s credentials and experience talks about creativity, I listen. In fact, his new book, “Calling All Artists” was the kick in the pants I needed to move forward on my next project. If you live a creative life (and all of us should), then I recommend the book. You won’t regret it.
Phil Cooke — filmmaker, media consultant, and author of One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do
Having been an adjunct professor in the cinema and media departments of two major universities, I know firsthand the positive impact this book will have on students. Whether graduating from college or deciding what to do with your life, this book answers hard questions, provides insightful information, and gives you life changing tips on how to make better choices and start a creative career in the 21st century.
Kathleen Cooke — kathleencooke.com, Co-Founder Cooke Pictures, cookepictures.com
Todd Hampson’s “Calling All Artists” e-book is a GREAT tool for anyone just getting into animation or even those that have been in it a while and want to reinvent themselves and/or reignite their passions. As artists, we are not very good at looking internally or into the future, so planning our careers is a mysterious journey. Todd really gets you to organize your thoughts and aline them with your talents! That is THE path to success for any artist! Additionally, his optimistic viewpoint toward the industry, and his excitement about it, is a breath of fresh air we all need to hear!
Tom Bancroft — former Disney Supervising Animator, Director, Studio Owner, Character Designer, Author
Todd Hampson listens and delivers! I have personally had the privilege of working with Todd and his company Timbuktoons developing an animated series for kids. He and his wonderful team were able to grant my every wish, and then some. The information he shares in this book will absolutely help artists on their creative journey.
Cassie Byram — actress, singer, song-writer, and Executive Creative Producer, Oodles World Inc.
Needless to say, I’m really excited about this book, most of all because I think it is going to help thousands of artists discover their creative calling and how to thrive in a creative career. I’m planning a few promotional events to help get the word out about the book but I couldn’t wait to share the news. Please tell your friends and share this link.