As many of you already know, I work for a pair of children's science magazines: KNOW, for ages 6 to 9; and YES Mag, for ages 9 to 14.
As a designer and illustrator, I get to do all kinds of cool stuff. Mascots, trading cards, superhero comics, Dr. Seuss parodies... there are few things more fun than working on a children's magazine.
And there's few children's magazines as good as these two. Unlike most, they are not full of thinly-veiled movie advertisements masquarading as real articles. KNOW and YES are packed with great original science stories about dinosaurs and robots and bugs and sandcastles and all kinds of other cool stuff that doesn't have line of licensed pyjamas or a happy meal toy.
Anyhow, the long and the short of it is that I'm very proud of the magazines we put out. And I know it's that time of year where everyone is scrambling for gift ideas. So if you know (or are) someone in our age range, check out the YES Mag Online Store, where you can learn more about the magazines and download PDFs of sample pages.
And if you do decide to buy something, enter the coupon code XSL43 when you proceed to the checkout, and you will get 10% off your order. This is a special discount for Sam and Fuzzy readers, which my boss Dave was happy to give me when I asked him about it.