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Sunday, September 25, 2011

New characters...

©2011Paul Jamiol
There are a couple of new characters introduced in Bikers are Animals 3 - On the Road. Ban-Tam the ridin' and bike buildin' rooster is one of them. He doesn't ride in BAA3. The crew meets at his custom bike shop before they head out on their ride. He's shown above riding, which he'll be doing in Bikers are Animals 5 - Let's Ride!...Oops, cat is out of the saddlebag!...I'm planning a BAA4 and 5...keep it on the low for now...more later...Paul

Bikers are Animals tattoos?...Only for adults and only at...

Bill Thomas and Paul (PJ) Jamiol

Bill's Shop
I've been asked if anyone can get a tattoo of the critters in my books. The answer is yes with two caveats...first, as long as the "about to be tattooed" is of age and can legally get one. We do not under any circumstances condone under-age youngsters getting tattoos (we may have stick-ons for the younger set in the future.)

The second is a very important caveat. These images are copyrighted and the only tattooist that has my permission to use these characters is my good friend Bill Thomas of Rosebud Tattoo in Sanford, ME.

Bill is a serious motorcyclist and has been around the motorcycle world as long as I have. He knows his stuff and has been a sounding board on the BAA books. I respect both his opinion and his art. Bill has inked me 8 times. So there you have it. Want a official "Bikers are Animals" tattoo?...go to Rosebud Tattoo in Sanford, ME and see Bill. His website is

Press release from the publisher Dog Ear Press...

The press release from the publisher is complete and will be going out (see below) and the BAA website is getting updated...It's a matter of days before the critters are blasting down the highway.

2011 – Biker Animals Hit the Highway for a Riding Adventure in Cartoonist’s Latest Release
Bikers Are Animals 3 - On the Road: A Children’s Book on Motorcycling
is released by author Paul Jamiol
When the weekend rolls around, it’s time to hop on a motorcycle and have an adventure. That’s the plan as Trash the bear and Akorn the squirrel meet up with their biker animal friends. They'll be going on a ride to the mountains for an overnight stay at their friend's cabin, in this new release. The group plans the trip for weeks, splitting up into small groups to handle every aspect of the trip from shopping for food to leading the ride. Right before heading out on their motorcycles, they discuss one more important topic: riding safely.
Bikers Are Animals 3 - On the Road provides a colorful, easy-to-read story that includes gentle reminders of respect and working together while having fun. The author’s fun-loving critters check over the motorcycles before riding them and watch out for each other once on the road. At the cabin, they play, relax and get together at a campfire to share stories, sing and enjoy their friendship. On the safety page at the end of the book, the critters spell out biker safety rules for children and adults. Children are reminded that real kids should always wear a helmet and listen to their adults.
This is the third in a series of children’s books by author/cartoonist Paul Jamiol that focuses on biker animals who enjoy being with their friends and doing the thing that bonds them...riding motorcycles. Jamiol, an avid motorcyclist, has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for his artwork. His illustrations and cartoons have appeared in newspapers, magazines and on the Internet. Linda Habib edited the book and contributed creatively. To learn more, visit