I’m a big believer in ‘giving back’ and helping others. I created gozobonkers.com as a an experiment for a new way of giving.
** This project is currently on-hold due to my commitments as a Novice with the Sisters of St Joseph**
Gozo Bonkers exists to inspire, educate, spread joy and help those in need. No matter what religion, race or country you live in – everyone is welcome. Note; Any profits that I made have gone directly back to charity.
I originally created a character called Cannzu, had some merchandise made and also experimented with some illustrated cartoon prayer cards. Saints are very inspirational figures throughout history, but all the prayer cards I saw were depressing and very pious. In order to capture joy and foster connection and inclusion I created bright, fun and welcoming illustrations.
The illustration style is the same for each card, the colours are nice and bright, the cards also have a simple template to ensure consistency as the card range grows. The Holy Team cards and the Classic cards are also bright and inspirational. The Quote cards are a fresh option too; black and white photographs have been used instead of illustrations, with a simple template to showcase the messages and quotes from each inspirational quote worthy person on the back.
The good news is that the cartoon Saint Cards took off like wild fire and have been super popular. They have been shipped around the world and all cards are still developing // growing. I have close to 30 designs completed, and counting...
You can see some media articles here: http://www.gozobonkers.com/media-exposure.html
And View the #GBAdventures: http://www.gozobonkers.com/gbadventures.html
I’m hoping that the little things that I do will help to spread joy, prayer and happiness.
Plus who knows, I may just inspire others to do the same... #thinkBonkers --> gozobonkers.com
"Focus on what you CAN do. TRUST your heart. ACT on it"