Scout Books is officially publishing!

We just released our first literary box set that includes ten must-read classic American short story authors paired with ten wonderful illustrators. The earliest story in the mix is "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving.

One of our favorite Portland artists, Bwana Spoons, jumped on the chance to illustrate this iconic American tale. Andrea Raijer helped document by producing this video following Bwana as he creates his original illustrations for the Scout Books edition of Rip Van Winkle, and then tracing the path of those illustrations through the Scout Book production process. Chris Funk assisted with music.


You can find this and other illustrated shorts at

Photography and Editing: Andrea Raijer
Music: Chris Funk
Featuring Illustrations by: Bwana Spoons
Scout Book Making: by Lindsay Arth, Dave Authier, Taryn Cowart, Nicholas Graham, Ellery Harvey, Andrea Raijer, François Vigneault, Austin Whipple, and Laura Whipple

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