Meet Ginger Smudge!
Smudge is the little green guy you see in the pictures on this
web site. He is the creation of Michael Arthur Finberg, with artistic
assistance from Heidi A. Green.
Smudge expresses abstract concepts with fun images and descriptions
that appeal to children (adults like him too). Although he is
strictly non-denominational, his philosopy is based on Tibetan
Buddhist ideas about mind, consciousness, and the nature of existence.
Kids from all over the world have been asked what they think of
Ginger Smudge, and they all recommend him most highly.
his first book, we meet Ginger Smudge in his bedroom, just as
he is about to go to sleep. He tells us about the friendly and
informative "dream things" who play with him, talk
with him, and help him figure things out as he sleeps. Ginger
Smudge's games and talks with his dream thing friends leave
him feeling good about himself, the world, and the "big
thing" who oversees it all. No nightmares for Ginger Smudge!
the ORIGINAL Ginger Smudge!
is Ginger Smudge as he was originally drawn by Michael Arthur
on any of the thumbnails below to see a two-page, three-page,
or four-page spread from Ginger Smudge's first book, It's Ginger
will meet Ginger Smudge's dream thing pals, and unlock the
mystery of the Bigthing!
the DIGITAL Ginger Smudge!
is Ginger Smudge in his digital style, drawn by Heidi A. Green.
Smudge is a citizen of the world! Here are some samples of his book
in other languages. (Translations into more languages, including Hindi,
will be available soon.)
- Polish - Portuguese
- Russian - Spanish
Smudge is also available in multiple language pairs,
like for example: Russian/English, Russian French, Chinese/English,
Spanish/English, French/German, Italien/German ...
development rights to Ginger Smudge include both his styles. Ginger
Smudge is delighted to be a doll, an animated cartoon, a comic
strip, a storybook character, the host of an interactive experience,
or anything else. Ginger Smudge has also been registered with
the Writers' Guild of America (WGA) in Los Angeles, CA.
Michael Arthur Finberg for the exciting details: firstname.lastname@example.org
contents of this site © Finberg Books 2000-2004 by Michael Arthur
Finberg and Heidi A. Green.