I am a Cleveland local, I LOVE this city and I have a tip for you that I think you may be interested in. For the past two years I have been working on this unique complex Pop-Up book all at 5am. I'm a busy Dad of two young children plus a professional illustrator / paper-engineer, and 5:00 am is the only free time to dedicate to these passion projects. It is always a battle to get my kids to clean up anything! This inspired me to create this hilarious story about two children who embark on a wild misadventure after their messy room gets WAY out of control. I wanted to take this mundane chore and turn it into something fun, something that would encourage kids to clean-up in an exciting way. This is my second self-published complex pop-up book and it just launched on KickStarter.com with a great start! KickStarter just chose it to be a 'project we love.'
Here is a link with a video interview and explanation: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/291635396/what-a-mess-a-pop-up-misadventure-book?ref=nav_search
Here are some media links: http://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/what-a-mess-beautiful-pop-up-book-encourages-children-to-tidy-their-rooms/ https://twoinatepee.com/2016/09/06/help-support-indie-kidlit-behind-the-scenes-with-keith-allen/ http://www.bestpopupbooks.com/what-a-mess-a-pop-up-misadventure/