Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time is a silly tale about a pig and his animal friends, and what happens when they try to tell a story.


Once Upon a Time by Dani Jones

ONCE UPON A TIME is published by Stan Lee’s Kids Universe, an imprint of 1821 Comics.


Press:

Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/AP7d47e721fe5341f3858383fcf0c82f52.html

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/stan-lee-creates-new-universe-of-comic-characters-with-1821-to-entertain-educate-kids/2011/10/14/gIQAIzwBjL_story.html

CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/14/ap/extras/main20120326.shtml

Seattle Post Intelligence
http://www.seattlepi.com/entertainment/article/Stan-Lee-s-got-a-new-universe-and-it-s-for-kids-2218192.php

Newsday
http://www.newsday.com/news/stan-lee-s-got-a-new-universe-and-it-s-for-kids-1.3244888

Comic Book Resources
http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2011/10/nycc-stan-lee-and-1821-comics-launch-kids-imprint/


Read about the origins and see the making-of process of Once Upon a Time on my blog


If you came to this page to read the story or to buy a digital copy of the original self-published project, please note that it is no longer available. Once Upon A Time is now being published by Stan Lee’s Kids Universe. Seek it out from your favorite book or comic store!


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15 thoughts on “Once Upon a Time

  1. Denver Wagner

    This is really great, Dani. Having kids of my own, I know how sophisticated their sense of story and humor can be. Simple stories still work, but formulaic writing and illustration are a thing of the past. You’re continuing exploration of “new” media and storytelling has been entertaining, educational, and inspiring for me. Thanks and keep up the great work.

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  2. Toria

    My 3 1/2 yr old liked it. He said it was like a little version of “The Wrong Book” (by Nick Bland) but with new characters. He loves “The Wrong Book”, so it’s a compliment.
    I love your characters, their expressions are great :D

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  3. Jamila

    This is such a cute story. Great idea. Kids (including big ones) will love it! Wonderful expressions for the frustrated pig.

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  4. Isabelle

    Amazing, I definitely like your style. The way you master photoshop is amazing, I just say “WOW”.
    Your drawings are plenty of “love” and it makes me smile!

    Thank you and my best wishes for the rest of your career.

    Isabelle,

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