Alumnus Illustrates Book by Oscar Nominated Writers

July 1st, 2011 by Amanda Fondriest
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"Captain Cur & Wonder Flea" is illustrated by CCAD alumnus Damian Ward.

Illustration alumnus Damian Ward (CCAD 1999) landed the latest children’s story written by Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow, co-authors of Hollywood films Money Talks, Cheaper by the Dozen, Garfield, Garfield 2, and Toy Story—for which they received an Academy Award nomination.

Captain Cur & Wonder Flea tells the story of downtrodden dog and his new pal Wonderflea and their adventures through Brooklyn. By the end of the journey, the dog renames himself Captain Cur.

Ward’s biography for the book reads, “Damian Ward lives a peaceful life in Dayton, Ohio, sitting in his rocking chair, watching the sunset and acting like he’s old enough to look good doing it. Somehow his wife graciously puts up with him. He taught for several years at Colonel White High School for the Arts and continues to do workshops with city youth.” Learn more about Ward on his website.

A portion of the proceeds from this book is being donated to The Cygnet Foundation, which will in turn direct the proceeds to welfare organizations including UNICEF and the Animal Rescue Fund.

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