Like any kid growing up I had idols and superheroes. Found on TV and in movies, in print and on the shelves of toy stores, I was obsessed with any and all: silhouettes, shadows in the night, the invisible who left no tracks, those who could fly or disappear before your eyes on even the clearest day. There were the dangerous and deceptive ladies with poisoned touches and venomous kisses, blind ones who saw perfectly, speedsters who heard secrets in the wind and could run even faster, and strange languages made of signals, hints, and warnings, each far more exotic than any spoken by man. And of course there were the freakishly big, the freakishly strong, and those haunting tricksters who laughed when the sun set ... My comics were the pages of old National Geographics, and the images etched into my imagination were those of sharks, snakes, and lions. Prized possessions included a Crocodile Hunter t-shirt and a copy of Kipling’s Jungle Books. So, just a reminder that you don't always have to turn to the big screens or comics to find super heroes. They're all around. And many of them could use our help. I hope you will join me and be entertained in the process! For what is more heroic than defending the innocent?
What began as Wild World is now Twenty Four Wild and has expanded over the years to include more than 100 rhyming stories, multiple children's books, and countless other products. Whether you met us selling t-shirts on the streets of downtown Austin, TX or found us in a store, we are glad you're back. Twenty Four Wild is the relentless pursuit of conservation, of teaching everyone how to be ridiculously obsessed with wildlife. It's about the rangers who literally stand guard watching the last of the rhinos, it's about the first biologists brought into the gorilla’s circle, it's about those who swim with the great whites. It has been a long time goal to use Twenty Four Wild as a way to support conservation and the ongoing protection of wildlife. Nothing is cooler than the wild. So let's get to it!
"Duncan Jones is the creator of a delightfully wild collection of poems, short stories, and illustrations. Drawing inspiration from the animal kingdom and all things untamed, his work combines innocent and clever rhyming with just a hint of dangerous charm that's sure to keep all ages entertained. He's absolutely obsessed with wildlife, bicycles, coffee, and running fast. Duncan lives in Austin, TX, and when not writing or daydreaming about wildlife he can likely be found somewhere outside, on the hunt for great coffee, or dancing at one of the local hot spots. He also likes to keep his shoes tied (for the eyes in the grass are always watching!) 'Great ideas do not wait for you to be sitting at a desk with a pen in your hand. Sometimes they go sprinting across a field, having passed right in front of you. And if you don't pull the car over and go chase them, well ... that would just be a shame.'"