Reuben Gutenberg Porcupine
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On the back of each Central & Gus Greeting Card is a whimsical tale of the animal featured on the front. Entirely collectible, these stories intertwine, creating a much loved community of characters. Central & Gus donates 10% of gross sales to animal welfare.
Dimensions: 7"w x 5"h
MADE IN USA
On the back of the card: Round the back of the main hall—the side that is both protected by a beautiful stand of pine and only steps from the water’s edge—Reuben Gutenberg has set up his print shop, Coalesce Press. He thought this location, in particular, would afford him the most access to the community news; the hall is always a hub of activity. But Reuben doesn’t trade in gossip. Instead, he prefers to focus on stories that are educational and supportive. This position surely stems from his sweet, thoughtful, empathetic personality.
He is so sweet, in fact, most would never guess that he is a porcupine. In his entire life, not one quill was raised, not even one, not even a whisper of an inch. And with his empathy comes an intrinsic ability to communicate and connect with others. Within minutes of meeting, Reuben inevitably has everybody happily sharing their lives and their dreams. He then heads back to his shop with his cahier pages full of inspiration and begins crafting his articles. The intention behind each is a hope that by learning about others, with understanding and compassion, we learn a little bit more about ourselves.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Artist Laura Morrish, the creator of Central & Gus, has been inspired her entire life by the wildlife she encountered on her family’s farm in Canada. Creating a community of characters based on real animals, and filled with quirky imagery and uplifting tales, the Central & Gus family is sure to bring smiles and reminders of special places and experiences!
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