Learn The Incredible Story of Joe Journeyman

Learn The Incredible Story of Joe Journeyman

It hasn’t been a good year for my favorite football team, the Ravens.  This year we just can’t seem to pull off the wins like we have in the past.  My family has been joking that when you’re watching them play you need to keep heart medication on hand because you are constantly on the edge of your seat.  If you’re a fan of football then you will want to learn more about the legend of Joe Journeyman.

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Joe Journeyman is like the Where’s Waldo of the NFL.  The story is about the fictional character and his journey through playing on all the NFL teams.  It’s such a fun and family friendly book.  The kids have spent hours searching for him and his friends in the beautifully illustrated book.  It would make a great gift for any football fan of any age.  Read below to learn more about this great book.

About Joe Journeyman

Kids and adults who love to search can enjoy a unique story of friendship and football in a new search adventure book about the spectacular tale of Joe Journeyman, the only player to play for all 32 NFL teams. Joe Journeyman Volume 1 shares the creative, fictional story of Joe Journeyman, as he and his best friends travel from one NFL team to the next.

 Within each of the 16 NFL cities featured in Joe Journeyman Volume 1, readers are challenged to find:

  • Joe Journeyman
  • Joe’s playbook
  • Joe’s friends (Touchdown Ted the Turtle, Super Fan Franny the Fox, End Zone Ernie the Elephant, Leon the Lion and Pom Pom Polly, as well as his nemesis Copy Cat Carl)
  • …plus all of the wild and wacky things along the way (24 items per team)

Joe Journeyman Volume 1 is a story of friendship created and inspired by two childhood friends, author David Bazzoni and artist Jed Bruce, who reconnected by chance after 13 years. At the time, Bruce was a struggling artist who was desperate to find an opportunity to share his art. Bazzoni, president of consumer products company IDNA Brands, hired Bruce on the spot with no formal plans for what he would be doing on a daily basis. Creating Joe Journeyman has allowed Bruce to live out his dream.

Joe Journeyman Volume 1 is a classic tale of good prevailing over evil brought to life through a unique blend of illustration and fine art. Each hand drawn, two-page artwork spread within this book is dedicated to one stop on Joe Journeyman’s adventure and chronicles his travels in the team’s JourneyVan with his best friends and supporters. 

In addition to seeking out Joe’s playbook, readers are also tasked with finding literal translations to everyday expressions that will make them laugh out loud. Readers, for example, are challenged to find “cow tipping,” which in this case is an illustration of a cow placing a dollar into a tip jar, or “leap frog,” which is a football fan leaping over a frog. There are also illustrations of city-specific landmarks, such as the “Freedom Trail” in Boston and the “Inner Harbor” in downtown Baltimore.     

Joe Journeyman Volume 1 features 16 NFL teams, including the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, New York Jets, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings. IDNA Brands will release Joe Journeyman Volume 2, featuring the second set of 16 NFL teams, in 2016.

Joe Journeyman products now available for purchase include:

  • Volume 1 book (MSRP $24.99)
  • Puzzles for each team in Volume 1 (MSRP $19.99)
  • Posters for each team in Volume 1 (MSRP $14.99)
  • Canvas prints for each team in Volume 1 (MSRP $89.99)

Joe Journeyman is an officially licensed product of the NFL produced by IDNA Brands, a consumer products company based out of Warsaw, Ind., most known for its flagship brand offering Sportula Products. The company also manufactures unique representations of stadiums, arenas and ballparksthrough its StadiumViews product line. 

For more information and to purchase Joe Journeyman Volume 1 and related products, visit www.JoeJourneyman.com.