From the creator of the wildly popular Instagram account SUBPAR PARKS, which has almost 300K followers and has been embraced by parks and park rangers across the country, comes the Subpar Parks book, with more than 50 percent new material, which is equal parts humor and love for the national parks and the great outdoors.
SUBPAR PARKS, both on the rapidly growing Instagram page and in the soon-to-be book, combines two things that seem like they shouldn’t work together, yet somehow work perfectly together and create the perfect humorous experience–beautiful illustrations celebrating each national park, and the one-star reviews that clueless tourists have left online. For instance, the majesty of Glacier National Park humorously combined with the review “Too cold for me!” or the vistas of Bryce Canyon with “Too spiky!”
Featuring more than 50 percent new material, the book will include more depth and insight into the most popular parks, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Acadia National Parks; true stories directly from rangers; and more about author Amber Share’s personal love and connection to the outdoors.
About the author:
Amber Share is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2010 with a degree in advertising and a minor in art. After several years as a professional graphic designer working on hand-lettering and illustration on the side, she left her job in graphic design to pursue illustration full time. As an avid hiker and backpacker, she spends a lot of time in local, state, and national parks, which inspired this project and this book.