All twelve zodiac signs assembled, six males and six females, were merged to Create our first PANEL:
Alight with possibilities I embarked to publish the first version of the Magic Universe Coloring Book (as it was called at the time!) A friend (Thanks Brian O'Shay) put $500 up front for me to print 500 copies! As I was just completing my Undergraduate for Anthropology at Southeast Missouri State University, my travels began!
Visiting Schwagstock festival in Missouri for my Big Premiere, my confidence faded. I was ahead of my time in offering a coloring book puzzle before coloring was popular. The lukewarm response of the Festival Goers made it difficult to even pitch the idea at bigger festivals I attended that year (Wakarusa in Arkansas, and Bonnaroo in Tennessee).
I sold maybe one copy of the book to Bonnaroo's 80,000 attendees, seeing the great idea was lost in it's 'little delivery' in the ocean of creation. However it was there that the inspiration, amongst these masses of humanity, came that I could get EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THE WORLD to add a drawing to the puzzle!