Little Astro: Alum s Whimsical Children s Book Explores Friendship in Outer Space

Posted November 8, 2017 in Alumni, Digital Art and Design

For illustrator Logan Matthews, friendship and perseverance are fuel for creative problem solving, and they’re also the inspiration behind his first foray into children’s books. 

Alumnus Logan Matthews poses for the camera in an elegant portraitLogan Matthews (credit: Jeen Na) 

This past September, the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) alumnus (’16, BFA Illustration, Digital Media) published “Little Astro and the Mysterious Moon Rock” through Crimson Dragon Publishing, creating the illustrations himself and writing the story with co-author Dawn Clark.

Animated robot dreams of going to spaceA sample page from “Little Astro and the Mysterious Moon Rock” (image courtesy of Logan Matthews)

The book is the first of a planned series, and pairs Matthews’ charming illustrative style with a quirky tale about a lost robot’s journey back home. The story helps young readers understand the value of teamwork and determination in the face of conflict.


Visit Logan Matthews’ website to see more of his work.

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