The character of Oddvark began as the name of an art studio in Rhode Island - ODDVARK ARTS. From there he joined other characters in theZanimal/AnimalWorkshop for children. Finally, he found a home of his own in the book Oddvark and the Yellow Kazoo. The first edition is being revised and will be followed by its sequel, Oddvark goes to the Big City. Other characters and books are joining the series, as well as an Oddvarkian Tee Shirt line. And, of course, Oddvark is the leader of the parade.