La Balono-skulptisto – paĝo 2

January 31st, 2013

OK, page 2 of my story in Esperanto is here!

Also, I have worked on my Page Zero, which introduces what Esperanto is all about and pronunciation. I also have a running glossary, compiling words so far pages 1-2.

If you want to read from the beginning, see: Page 1.

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La Balono-skulptisto – paĝo 1

January 10th, 2013

(Page 1 of my new story, using the international language Esperanto. English in italics below.)

Jes! Mi mem-verkadas mem-ilustrotan propran rakonton, “La Balono-skulptisto”! La rakonto estas nun tute verkita, kaj nun mi nur fokusiĝu al la ilustraĵoj.  Mi planas eldonigi ĝin Esperante kun Esperanto-anglalingva vortaro ĉe la fino. Tiel, mi ankaŭ zorgeme kontu la vortojn. Se vi povas legi ĉi tiun, bonvolu kontroli mian verkon, kaj se vi ankaŭ scias la anglan, kontroli mian tradukadon.

Yes! I self-wrote my own story, La Balono-skulptisto (“The Baloon-sculptor”) which I’ll self-illustrate. The story is now totally written, and now I just need focus on the illustrations. I plan on publishing it in Esperanto with an Esperanto-English dictionary at the end. For that reason, I must carefully count the words. If you are an Esperantist, an see an error or have a suggestion, please let me know! If you just speak English, stick around and learn a little Esperanto!

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OK, totally rebooting the blog

January 6th, 2013

Hi there, folks. It’s  new year’s resolution time. I have updated my blog to a newer (anti-spammier) version of WordPress, and I’m going to start blogging. Cool, huh?

You see, I got this great idea for an illustrated book. I don’t really want to call it a “children’s book”, although it would be appropriate and probably fun for children. However, my real goal was to introduce people to another one of my hobbies: the international language Esperanto. I was inspired by the art and stories of Dr. Seuss and Sid Hoff, so it would be somewhat of an homage to them.

The story is written, and “all” I have to do is now do is about 40+ pages of art. Once I get them done, I’ll post them here with English and Esperanto translations. When all is said and done, it can be easily EPUB published in any language, but my first two will be Esperanto and English. When I get done, I plan to publish the whole thing with a Kickstarter campaign. But, first things first: art first.