New Book Announced!

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Livestock Productions and Phil Machi are proud to announce an ALL NEW entry into the Retail Sunshine “square book” series!

Production has begun on The Shirt Swap which will follow the exploits of a Blue Shirt character and Blank Shirt character reminiscent of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper.

Like its predecessors, this story will be told in rhyme and feature full-page illustrations to tell the story rather than comic strips.  This story promises to give even more entertainment to readers as it is over double the length of the most recent entry, Orientation.

This series began in 2010 with ‘Twas the Day After Turkey and continues to be a vital part of the Retail Sunshine world.

Orientation Turns One

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Milestones have always been a time of reflection for me, and as a career over-thinker, I happen to love self analysis.


Orientation recently turned a year old which got me thinking about firsts.  The idea behind the book was introductions for first-time readers.  But this story was also a first for me in other ways. 

Orientation marked the first time I introduced grey scale shading to the Retail Sunshine series which I believe has made a huge difference visually.  This book was also the first one to be published since my big move to Austin over 4 years ago.

I have always valued bodies of work that show cohesiveness and consistency but it’s also important to recognize the milestones and first moments that blaze the trail.


No doubt there will be more firsts along the way and I look forward to seeing where the path leads from here!



If you haven’t experienced the latest entry into the Retail Sunshine series yet, click here to get started!

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