One day in my boredom, during the Covid 19 quarantine, I started doodling weird trees on postcards to send to friends and family for fun. A couple of the card recipients suggested that I turn my weird doodle trees into a coloring book.
The coloring books consist of 30 unique drawings on 100 lb. white paper. 8 x 10 trim.
Anytown is not a fairy tale for kids. It's full of sunshine and rainbows - but it's also full of loose women in fast cars. Anytown is the kind of place where the cats roam free and live to be 20, while the ladies roam free and live to be 100 (although they all still look like they are 20.)
When Dawn, an ordinary, suburban housewife, defeats the giant, fire-breathing lizard, Gigantasaurus by ripping off his tail and keeping it as a souvenir, she feels so empowered by her victory that she organizes a group of vigilantes to defend her home town.
The vigilantes are an unlikely group comprised of Dawn, the leader, Sister Mary Leona, a woman of God with a penchant for all his tasty, technically-legal children, Barbie, fresh out of rehab and newly single, Dolores, an eastern-European spy and Translucent Lucy (now you might see her, now you definitely don't!)
This group calls themselves the Sacred Society of Suburban Socialites Combating the Unwieldy Majority, otherwise known as SCUM.
In between the (mis)adventures of SCUM, find out about how a mysterious creature like Gigantasaurus came to be around anyways. Learn about the mysterious counter-group to SCUM, Barbie's ex-boyfriend's own, PANSI, and listen to the totally fictional, definitely-not-based-off-of-real-life, woes of the economic and political downturns happening in Anytown, in tandem to the other antics.
Anytown is Jennifer Hauser's debut book and is 146 pages with a mix of black line and color drawings. It comes in hardcover with perfect binding and is narrated by the irreverent Hoser, a woman who came from a small town and has some big opinions on, well, just about everything
That's right, there's a volume 2 in the works. I know it probably seems like I have been ignoring the whole Anytown family. Like I'm sleeping on the job or something. That simply is just not true. It is true that I have been diverted on occasion with other projects, like #WEIRDQUARANTINETREES, but most of my creative energy has been spent working on Volume 2. In fact, I hit a pretty major milestone. Volume 2 is halfway completed. I have 102 pages complete, the final goal is 200 pages. Who's sleeping on the job now?
If you enjoyed Volume 1, you are going to enjoy Volume 2 even more. First, it's going to be longer, by about 54 pages! Not only that, the art has been dialed up a notch. I would say I turned it up to an eleven. The story line is a continuation of the lives and events of the characters from Volume 1 - but with more depth.
Stay tuned for updates on characters, stories and availability.