We are proud to announce the publication of our first "handmade digital book": the classic Frankenstein reinterpreted with the paintings of Frank Espinosa. Frank Espinosa has created over 60 original works of art in acrylic on paper to visualize Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in his own unique way. These images accompany the unabridged version of the story, as well as an audio-book component, which is now available on the iBooks platform.


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Mary Taylor




As a young girl growing up in a small town in the hills of western Pennsylvania I wanted to have big adventures! Some of that hunger was satisfied vicariously through reading. I was mad for comic books, especially Wonder Woman and Superman, and I was crazy about Nancy Drew. My  personal heroes became the writers who created these wonderful worlds of the imagination.

When I entered the business world I became an author of sorts myself by helping companies tell their own stories through public relations and advertising. Eventually I found my own ‘voice’ and began writing poetry, children stories, creative non-fiction and essays - and I haven’t stopped since then. The most magical words for me are still, “Once upon a time.…”

Marie Taylor received a BA and MA in English Literature at Youngstown State University in Ohio. After moving to Southern California she established her career as a freelance copywriter and marketing consultant for entrepreneurial companies in a variety of industries.

She co-wrote the Warner Bros. Character Design Manual for the company’s Licensing Division at which time she also met art director, Frank Espinosa. Their partnership resulted in the graphic novel, Rocketo: Journey to the Hidden Sea and a collection of children’s stories featuring Luna Lake and Dent the Robot.

In addition to writing, she also exhibits oriental brush and ink wash art. She maintains a blog at




avaliable from next july

“Dracula,” Zum Zum’s new ebook will be available from next july. More than 56 full-color illustrations of high Victorian horror in ‘steampunk’ styling by Frank Espinosa.

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It’s the Renaissance all over again – only better!
Most historians agree that the Renaissance started in Florence, Italy in the 14th century and continued through the 17th century . Aided by a new availability of paper and the invention of movable type and the printing press, the Renaissance profoundly changed the intellectual life of Europe. The movement influenced literature, philosophy, language, art, music, politics, science, religion and ideas.

The Renaissance was partly made possible by art patrons. Rulers, nobles and the wealthy often commissioned work from artists, musicians, philosophers, scholars and scientists. In fact, some of the most notable artists who benefited from this support included Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi and Donatello.

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