News & Featured Reviews
Letter from Norway
2nd August 2021
- I just wanted to send you a great THANK YOU for the wonderful book you have created. Everything from the great care you took in personalizing the handling of the order and emails and even translating to my language, to the careful packaging, made just receiving your book into an experience in it self. Wildergorn brings out the imaginative kid in me:-) I have barely dared to start coloring in it yet, but I can look at the pages for hours, diving into this wondrous world and all its details. Me and my husband are both coloring enthusiasts and coloring your book will be a shared activity - though it will probably take years until we finish it :-)
Take care and may all your travels be safe and free of Dark Hats
Susanne & Kurt
P.S Your translation was Excellent:))
I’m basking like a happy seal in the warm sea of your compliments - With your permission i would love to post your message on the our website.
I’m the world’s worst publicist (I’d much rather be exploring and drawing) and I'm certain your inspirational comments will attract many others to have a closer look at Wildergorn.
Please don’t hesitate to travel right round Norway and show the book to everybody there.
I am very, very wary of Dark Hats - This unfortunate man was a simple fisherman before he was possessed by the Dark Hat, Mange Lagloom. (the very same hat that I had the misfortune to meet some while later). In no time at all he was on his way to becoming the ruler of Skark Island!
Warmest regards to you and Kurt.
Many thanks again,
Letter from Germany
30th July 2021
I've only just received your gorgeous Book of Wildergorn after it had been held a couple of days at customs. But now finally it is here and I can set out on my expedition!! Hooray!! I want to thank you so much for this opportunity and the kind, beautiful and generous freebies you sent along! Unwrapping the lovely package felt like Christmas and birthday at the same time. I felt like a child! I can't believe you took the time to address and sign everything personally! Now I can't wait to get started with colouring. Again I'd like to say Thank you for sharing your creative genius, and the miraculous worlds you've created and designed so warm-heartedly! The world could use a lot more of this kindness and bounteousness,
What a beautiful message! Thank you so much for your uplifting compliments.
I do take a great deal of attention sending out the drawings from Wildergorn because of course they are personal to me. I’m so glad you received your book safely after the delay and it’s so lovely to hear that you enjoyed the spirit of care included within!
The very best of wishes for your journeys through Wildergorn and I look forward to meeting you there!
Many thanks again!
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Fame in Spokane!
The therapeutic benefits of colouring in the World of Wildergorn have been put to the test over the last year or more! The posters (and now the book) have always been a place to stretch imagination and creative wings but now, more than ever, they've proven their worth as a relief from stress, anxiety, boredom and sometimes even pain - see Laura Taylor's review at the foot of this page.
I'm thrilled that Wildergorn has been featured in the article below by Cindy Hval in the Spokesman-Review, USA. Jerry Uppinghouse is a long-time explorer of Wildergorn and has by now spent nearly as much time there as me! So, many thanks to Jerry, Cindy and The Spokesman -Review and if you want to swing by and see what's going on in Spokane right now - take a look right here at the best local newspaper in Washington, possibly in the world!: https://www.spokesman.com (they do ask for a subscription)
See the full size article here (recommended): Color him happy
Review for The Book of Wildergorn
10th May 2021
Laura Taylor is one of the greatest friends and advocates of Wildergorn. Here's what she had to say upon receiving her first edition copy of The Book of Wildergorn. My ears have turned pink with praise, perhaps forever, but Laura does completely capture the essence of how transporting and helpful the world of Wildergorn has been for her.
Thank you so much Laura - I'm deeply moved!
a surprised and delighted Bobol!
I honestly do not even know where to begin with the praise I want to shower upon you!! I finally was able to go home for a week (hospital preop stuff for my knee, finally!) and was delighted to see the package you sent. I love the address label so much I cut it off the box to keep!
The presentation that awaited me was beyond amazing and wonderful!! The beautiful wrapping, the ribbon, it felt like so much care and love was put into it. I felt (and feel still) so special. I tried to unwrap with care, but my inner child could not take the suspense. I ripped it open and my jaw literally dropped.
All your hard work and your love for Wildergorn was so apparent. The book is AMAZING . . INCREDIBLE . . SPECTACULAR . . FANTASTIC . . and BEAUTIFUL!!!
The stories transported me to your wonderful world of Wildergorn. I loved being told the stories of the pictures that you have lovingly and painstakingly drawn for all of us to enjoy. I close my eyes and the scenes play out in my head, that in itself is a most tremendous gift that you have given me. The card stock is unbeatable! I am able to do my detail marker colours without having to worry that it will bleed through and ruin the other side of the page.
The size of the pages is so perfect that the details stand out instead of getting lost. The book binding and packaging are beautiful and the special note, the extra postcards and even the bookmark ribbon were all amazing to discover inside!
I love that I can take Wildergorn with me anywhere (hospital too)!! Your wonderful, amazing creation is hands down the best colouring book I have ever seen. You can feel the love that went into your book. I love it so much!!! Thank you so much for making me feel so special, it truly means the world to me. Thank you for sharing Wildergorn with me and the world!! Wildergorn has become a part of my life and is always in my thoughts.
You have given me an escape from my real world that is filled with lots of doctors and pain and for that you are my hero. I feel like I have a secret amazing world that is just mine (Even though I know Wildergorn belongs to everyone).
I have already told everyone I know that they desperately need to get one. I wish so much I had the words to express to you the emotions that Wildergorn gives me, they are amazing and mystical and magical and wonderful. Thank you so much for being who you are and doing what you do. You and your creations bring me a level of happiness and wonder that is indescribable!! Saying thank you seems so pitiful a response to the amazing wonderful world you have shared with me.
Thank you Jamie, thank you so very much!! Warmest regards and hugs,
p.s. I really need a Wildergorn shirt and a Bobol plush....*Big cheesy smile* just in case you ever wondered if they would sell..The answer is a big YES!! lol
Free Ferry with every Book!
27th May 2021
It’s WONDERFUL and so beautifully wrapped thank you so very much. I was so excited, and the lovely Ferry picture is now framed and on the wall. Your pictures fire my imagination, you’re so talented please don’t stop, they may take me an age to complete but I thoroughly enjoy them. Even the names are fabulous!
Once again, thank you so very much
(Each book comes with a dedicated picture of the ferry to Wildergorn and a set of six Wildergorn Postcards)
Message from Australia
May 12th 2021
I'm a youth worker working with disadvantaged young people. Mostly taken into the care of the government due to neglect or abuse and as such emotional development and regulation is lacking. I use colouring as a mindfulness activity for the kids i work with. I have found even kids that can't focus for a second can gradually build this with colouring. I've scoured the internet for the best colouring books and yours was quick to make the list.
I look forward to receiving it and will certainly share on social media and show everyone that I come into contact with. Thanks for creating such a masterpiece.
I take my hat off to you for the work that you do - more worthwhile than nearly anything in the world and not without stress and strain from time to time, I'm sure. I'm not surprised you’ve become an excellent colourist yourself! Do you mind if I post your message on our website?
Not that I realised, when I first started drawing, that Wildergorn would have therapeutic qualities - but for me now that's the most rewarding part of it all. In fact I just added a news page to our website this morning to promote the hidden benefits of colouring in Wildergorn!
Here’s an idea: if you think you could use them, how about I send you a couple of complimentary posters, it would be great to jointly create an article around you and your work . . . and how Wildergorn can help (:0)
1st June 2021
This is the first pass. I will add colour detail with fineliners on top. This book is incredible!!!!!
I'm so happy you've got the Book and started! Thanks for the pics: it's a marriage made in heaven! I love your work - you're going to end up with a fantastic coffee table book - and you're going to promote Wildergorn too, at the same time - Hooray!! I'll be in touch soon - Keep taking photos as you go!