Welcome to the Woofmore – Josh Cleland Book Launch Event Jun 18 2024

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Welcome to the Woofmore! 

We are excited to share in the release of Advocate artist Josh Cleland’s first illustrated chapter book and all the fun he’s had brining it into the world! 

The first title in the three-part series, Welcome to the Woofmore, was published by Abrams on May 21st. The book follows Rufus, a goofy, fluffy dog who is an assistant to the manager at The Woofmore hotel for dogs; Ms. Coco, the manager; and Greta Garbark, the VIP (Very Important Pooch) coming to visit. 

To celebrate the occasion, Josh had a book launch event at Green Bean Books in Portland, Oregon on May 19th, where he read from the first chapter and did some fun drawing demos. On June 12th, he also visited Rosedale Elementary in Hillsboro, Oregon, where he shared some behind-the-scenes sketches, talked about process, and did a drawing demo of Rufus, Ms. Coco, and Greta Garbark. We love seeing all the fun Josh and these kids are having with the Woofmore! 

You can purchase your copy of Welcome to Woofmore today, with the next titles to follow in September 2024 and February 2025. In the meantime, if you'd like to work with Josh, please reach out to our agents today to discuss more details!

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