Bear Hockey is…done!


Just a quick (and exciting!) update: Bear Hockey is done! As in, the story and art are 100% complete. The art is absolutely amazing, and I know you’re going to love the finished product. The next step is, of course, the relaunch of the Kickstarter campaign. This will happen on February 15, so please stay tuned for more information (and please come visit us on Kickstarter when we’re live)!

It’s time for BEAR HOCKEY!



One thing I’ve been trying to do more of, in terms of Buttertart Books, is figure out where we’re going after we launch Bear Hockey. I’ve already figured out book #2 (The Animal Hotel – look for it next year!), and I’ve got a surprisingly long list planned out for the next SIX years! We’ve got so much great stuff in the works, and I can’t wait to share it all with the world!

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We’ve got lots going on over here at Buttertart Books Headquarters! Our artist, Maurizio Curto, is finishing up the illustrations for Bear Hockey (stay tuned for some sneak peeks), and I (Jess) am looking into getting the launch (in February) all set up. There are so many moving parts to consider, but I’ve got a ginormous list of things to do…and as long as I’ve got a list, we’re good to go!

We’re looking so forward to finishing Bear Hockey, getting it printed and finally making it available for the world to own and love!

Kickstarter is Coming SOON!

It’s September 21 already…where has this month gone?! The good news is that we’re that much closer to our Kickstarter campaign starting. On October 1, you’ll be able to visit Bear Hockey on Kickstarter and order your very own copy of the story! There will be lots of great backing options, and we know you’ll find something you love. We’re going to have more art sneak-peeks in the ten days to come, but for now…check out our newly designed squirrel sportscaster!


See you on Kickstarter!

Meet Fergus Ursus!


Name: Fergus Ursus

Likes: Hockey, honey, long walks in the forest, knitting, baking cakes, eating cakes, fishing

Dislikes: Snoring (especially when trying to hibernate), broccoli, angry bees

Position: Left winger

Motto: “All you need is one pinecone for a good game!”