Missing/Stolen package with original artwork 1/12/2017

A group that is publishing a children's book has requested that we forward a press release on their behalf. Original artwork that was shipped to an address in Lancaster City in October 2017 never reached the intended recipient. We are publishing the press release from the author and artist as a courtesy in the event that someone has seen the missing artwork. We attached copies of some of the artwork. The press release that was sent to us is as follows:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Original Artwork by Nick McCarthy for Children’s Book “Crow Party” Stolen in Transit to the Art Show at “Something to Crow About” in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Reward Offered for Return of the Framed Illustrations

Lancaster, PA, January 2, 2018.  With less than two weeks until the opening of “Something to Crow About” and the January 12, 2018 “All-Crow” art show opening, Nick McCarthy’s original artwork for the book “Crow Party” has not been located. 

Eleven framed original drawings were sent via Federal Express from Nick’s Concord, California studio to Lancaster, Pennsylvania and were documented to have arrived by Fed Ex and delivered to the Lancaster location at 10:06 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  When TEAM CROW, the organizers of the event, checked for the package, it was not on the doorstep where FedEx indicated they had delivered them. The original drawings have still not been recovered.  Nick’s new original entry for “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” was also included in the package that is missing.

The author, London J. Maddison is offering a reward for return of the artwork, with a bonus reward if they are returned before the show opens at Manheim Township Public Library (5-8:00pm) on January 12th.  The artwork will be accepted with “no questions asked” at the library and the cash reward will be sent to the party returning it.

“We were hoping it was just a mix up, or a misunderstanding and that they would be located by FedEx or one of the neighbors, but now it looks like the drawings were either lost or stolen” indicated Nick McCarthy, Crow Party Illustrator, “They were all originals and are irreplaceable.”

“TEAM CROW” representatives expressed extreme disappointment that the artwork is missing and may not be available for the show. They have searched for the package an been unsuccessful in finding it.

 “We hope that this news will reach someone who found the artwork and that they can return it during “Something to Crow About” stated London J. Maddison, Author of Crow Party. “They can return it at any of the events during “Something to Crow About” from January 18-February 28 and we will honor the reward--but we really would appreciate it’s return so that Nick’s work can be in the art show.”

 
About the Book

“Crow Party”, published with Lulu Publishing Services, provides a whimsical look at the behavior of crows written in a tone of lighthearted annoyance, with the many incidents and antics that we encounter with our mischievous feathered friends. The story is intertwined with snippets of advice about dealing with crows, from a lightly humorous perspective geared at teaching children to observe wildlife while accepting and respecting creatures that have learned to share urban areas with us.  Inspired by science, research and the desire to help children look inquisitively at the urban wildlife that surrounds them, “Crow Party” promises to become a favorite for children, while also entertaining adults who are reading to them.  

About the Artist, Nick McCarthy

Nicholas (Nick) McCarthy is a San Francisco, California Bay Area local, living in Concord, CA.  Nick attended California State University, Monterey Bay where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mixed Media Design.  Nick specializes in illustration, focusing on pointillism and realism.  He is involved in exhibitions all around Northern California and across the country, having illustrations at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas and the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA.  Some of his book illustrations have been featured in past and will be featured in future exhibitions.  Nick was also the artist for Mak the Kraken.

Nick can be contacted at nick5036@gmail.com or through his website: https://nicholasmccarthy@allyounet/4975584