Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Best of 2011: Year in Review

Maybe one of the best ways to set a direction for the New Year is to first take a quick look back at last year....

January: Critter Books Invented

February: Scan for Street Art

If you are like me, you love to make street art but hate the hassle of being arrested. With QR codes you can make the street art at home.

March: A Mouse in Seattle

April: Street Light Giraffe

The City of Raleigh purchased my art for the New Transit Ops Facility. This is the piece they will reprint and hang in the new facility. Bus sold separately.

May: NC Museum of Art

The North Carolina Museum of Art Art of the Auction Preview party. This event gave prospective art buyers a chance to view the art of the show and start thinking about which pieces they might like to bid on.

June: Region 3 Exhibition

July: Art On The Move

August: The Betty Ray McCain Gallery

Two pieces exhibited at the Betty Ray McCain Gallery in Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts

September: Critter 2.0

The new Critters 2.0 complete in their own box, labeled, shrink wrapped and ready to hide! To join the fun, stop by the Critters on Zonkey Street FaceBook page!


The new Zonkey Magnets started sticking to some metal place near you! Follow the Critters on Zonkey Street FaceBook page to find out where!

November: Go Bobsleds!

So the new jerseys are in and just in time for tonight's first game of the season.

December: Dinocow Book Launch

Me signing a book. How To Milk a Dinocow is available on Amazon.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

This year's Christmas song...

I Hate The Christmas Lights!

How To Milk a Dinocow : Book Launch!

Last Saturday was the book luanch for How to Milk a Dinocow. It was pretty fun! We had dino-milk and lemon cookies and made dino-hats. here are a few pics...

Me signing a book.

Abby and her adoring fans!

Making dino hats.

Thanks to everyone who came!

Sporting the dino look

Don't drink the milk!!

Another satisfied customer!

And you can be too. How To Milk a Dinocow is available on Amazon. Makes a great Christmas present!


Thursday, December 01, 2011

A Critter Christmas @ Wake Forest Coffee Company

I love to show at Wake Forest Coffee Company! And this year we are giving away a free Critter each day in the month of December.

This is a close up of part of the 24 Critters on display but so to be given away. Hey, it's Crittermas!

We hung a few other pieces too just cause we're cool like that...

I made this guy move like 4 times so I could hang the show. I felt bad but he was really cool about it. Thanks random guy!

So go to Wake Forest Coffee and maybe there will be a Critter waiting for you!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

BobSleds Goalie : Ian Sands

So the new jerseys are in and just in time for tonight's first game of the season.

Go Bobsleds!

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Dinosaur Tail that is Udderly Unbelievable!

If a freak milk accident that sparks life to a half-cow, half-stegosaurus isn’t strange enough, imagine how strange it’s going to get when Trip Stanley’s class drinks the milk!

"How to Milk a DinoCow", written by NC author Ian Sands, will be released on December 10th, 2011 by Peak City Publishing but you don't have to wait! You can purchase a copy online starting today!

You can find out more here -->

Readers, aged six to ten, will quickly fall in love with the baby hatched from an ostrich egg who grows to a full size DinoCow. Not sure what to feed the mooing animal, Jules and Trip feed him lemons, creating the deliciously addictive milk their classmates begin to demand. Believing they are drinking creamery milk, the students begin to look to Trip and Jules to provide more, or be deleted.

Or order online at Peak City Publishing

Sunday, November 06, 2011


So my hockey team is looking to get new jerseys (not the state, the clothing) and asked me to design a logo. The team name, the BobSleds.

Trying to get 15 guys to decide on a logo is harder than you might imagine. The above (final design) was sort of a compilation of previous designs I submitted. Below, are previous rejected designs. I'm hoping what I call "the final" above will be approved.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Kryptos on Zonkey Street

gearbox the wind up turtle

Shellless, lives in a pond

The Pumpkin Weasel is scary!

Find out where you can get a Kryptos on Zonkey Street toy ..
Like the Critters on Zonkey Street Facebook page!

Free How To Milk A Dincow Package for Teachers!

Hey teachers, want a free copy of How To Milk A Dinocow? Well it's your lucky day. My publisher is giving away free copies and you can get yours and it's free!

And get this, it's not just a free book, it's the complete package including the book, postcard, bookmark, teachers guide.. they whole package.. and it's free!

So what's the catch? Well, it would be nice if after receiving your free Dinocow package that you perhaps shared it with your class. Maybe read a few pages.. or maybe read all of it? And it would also be really nice if you would hand out copies of the order form to those students who might want to get their own copy...

So what do you think? Want a copy? Just be one of the first seven teachers to send me an email:
iansands @
with the adress you'd like us to ship your Dincow package too.


Kryptos on Zonkey Street

Starting a new collection titled Kryptos on Zonkey Street right in time for Halloween! There are currently five in the series...

Cover of the Shellless box. The Shellless live in the pond....

Above Gearbox and an old school Shellless

The Pumpkin Weasel.. playing hide and seek in the pumpkin patch is never a good idea.. unless you never want to be found!

Above, new school Shellless and Pumpkin Weasel toys.

Gearbox, from the story of the Metal Marble, is a half real-half robotic turtle found off the dock of the Crab & Grab restaurant. This is the box cover, more story coming soon...

Find out where you can get a Kryptos on Zonkey Street toy ..
Like the Critters on Zonkey Street Facebook page!

ps, this first round is already a collectors item cause I spelled Kryptos wrong on the first few boxes ;)


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Cover Art for Dinocow!

The new cover art is in for How to Milk a Dinocow and I couldn't be more please! Abby did a great job!

For all the latest updates, "Like" the How To Milk a Dinocow FaceBook page"

Or vist the website -->

or both!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Zonkey Magnets!


The new Zonkey Magnets, soon to stick to some metal place near you! Follow the Critters on Zonkey Street FaceBook page to find out where!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

How to Milk a Dinocow on FaceBook!

So, if you were thinking, "hmmm, when will they ever release the How To Milk a Dinocow FaceBook page"? Well, your wait is over, your question is answered, the page is up.. go, now, likey!!

Or, if you're still old school and want a regular, non social media page, try this -->

More Critter 2.0 Box Designs

been very busy creating new box designs for the Critter version 2.0! Here we see box designs for the Pizzly as well as the Gator! How very exciting, yes i know!!

Don't forget, you can follow all the Critter 2.0 adventures on !