We knew 2011 was going to be exciting - we were about to share our crazy idea with the world. While we thought we were on to something pretty cool, it’s easy to think that from inside the protective cocoon of close friends and family. We didn’t know what to expect upon showing our baby to the world.
Fortunately, the reception from kids, parents, educators, journalists, bloggers, retailers, and the startup world has been amazing, and at times, even a bit overwhelming. We’re proud of our accomplishments and psyched for 2012.
Here’s the roundup, along with a preview:
Everything Butt Art at the ZOO - published May 1, 2011
Everything Butt Art on the FARM - published September 1, 2011
Press - Features
How Do You Get Kids To Learn? Have Them Draw Butts On The iPad - MG Siegler, TechCrunch
Just ‘Abutt’ the Coolest New Way to Color - Justin Davidson, Patch
Publisher has posterior motives - Noman Khanani, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
3 Tech Start-ups and a Dream - The DailyEvents
TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2011 - video
Boston University - A Call to Arts - video
Wilco Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA - pictures
Explore Charter School - ABC Day - pictures
Press/Blogs - Mentions
The most exciting moments of 2011 from NYC’s best new startups - Courtney Boyd Myers, The Next Web
Raise Cache NYC Teams With Turntable.fm: Crowley, Wilson & Weissman In The House - Jason Kincaid, TechCrunch
DANCE BATTLE: Fred Wilson v. Dennis Crowley GraFight For Raise Cache [Video] - Nitasha Tiku, Betabeat
Epic Collaboration for Raise Cache - Dave Chenell, GraFighters blog
Crowley vs Wilson at Raise Cache - Raise Cache blog
Turntable.fm Guest DJs - Raise Cache blog
Everything Butt Art Cake! - Tashi & Bobo blog
What a Night! - John Gribbin, Building Pictures
Blogs - Reviews
Butt Art that isn’t raunchy, promise - Eva, Cool Mom Picks
Book Review | Everything Butt Art at the Zoo - Maureen, Simply Stacie
Everything Butt Art at the ZOO Activity Book - Review - Kathryn, Mommy Kat and Kids
Step by Step Drawing Activities: Everything Butt Art at the Zoo - Kimberly, A Novel Mind
Wild Rumpus - Elissa Gershowitz, Out of the Box
Teach Your Kids to Draw with ‘Butt Art’ - Zoe Simone, Near Say
Phew! It’s been a busy year and we’re incredibly grateful for that. If our hard work continues to pay off, 2012 will be even busier.
Here are a few things we expect:
Our iPad app will finally go live! It’s been in private beta for several weeks. We recently submitted it to Apple for their review. It’s close.
Four more books:
Everything Butt Art in the CITY - due April 1, 2012
Everything Butt Art under the SEA - due April 1, 2012
Two more books TBD - due September 1, 2012
Thank you again for all your wonderful support. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know what you’d like to see in 2012.
Happy New Year!