2012—2014 Meimeibook Series
I started my first book of MeimeiBook series in 2012, which was fully funded at kickstarter.com. After I published the first book, I had created and self-published the second Meimei book and two workbooks. Along the hard copy books, I also created an old-school puppet show video clip and posted on Youtube.
I had completed the second book Let’s count and workbooks by the end of 2014, I felt like I hit the wall and lost motivation and inspiration for the project, Meimei is still with me though. I will pick it up someday in near future.
Sophie was the character that I created in 2014, as I was in need of a way to promote my Meimeibook series. Sophie wasn’t very active until my recent trip to Kenya in July 2017. It was the fieldwork of the Global Competence Certificate(GCC) program that I am attending. Our project was HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment in Kakamega, Kenya. I reactivated Sophie and used her to deliver the message and information to the local villagers. Sophie was loved by everyone who had ‘met’ her in Kakamega.
I didn’t want my journey in Kenya to end just like that. I have decided to create an illustrated book by using Sophie as the main character. I am now working with a group of LFA student on this book project with the hope that we will bring the book of Sophie back to Kakamega Kenya this summer! (2018)