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Amy & Joe Rogan

Amy & Joe Rogan

Amy & Joe Rogan are a powerhouse couple balancing each other in every way. No matter what they keep on rolling, taking steps to alway move forward and grow.

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Amy & Joe Rogan are a powerhouse couple complimenting each other's artistic skills. Joe is the crazy visionary who designs the layouts and characters. Amy is the one who cleans up and adds the technical details. Together they make a great team using their strengths as authors/illustrators as well as creatively designing their life. Amy has a BFA in Fashion Design and has been in the fashion industry for over 15 years, working for companies such as QVC and Disney. Joe has a BFA degree in Traditional Animation and Computer Art. When Amy got sick during the first five years of their marriage, Joe gave up his career in the arts to work at UPS for ten years but never stopped dreaming and drawing. Once Amy got better, they both soon realized the corporate world was not for them. Life is short.

They found while working together and traveling the world they have a bigger mission to be a beacon of hope and inspiration. Now they are sharing their own story after illustrating for personal development books, including “Slap Yourself” by Josh Zepess and “I Am Great” by Milton Howard. This couple is a true inspiration with their story and artistic style while helping people realize their potential and purpose. Follow them at www.RollingRogans.com and on social media.
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Update #2 - Expect the Unexpected Oct. 30, 2022

As everyone knows, life can surprise you with great things and difficult challenges that can push you to be even better. This project has surprised us with more emotional challenges by bringing up memories we didn’t think would effect us as much as it has. As we describe in one of the chapters, we’ve worked on our emotional stability for many years and successfully managed to find the silver lining in most situations.

As we have been completing chapters 1,2, and 6 of Joe’s illustrated side, we decided to push through chapter 5. This is the most emotionally challenging chapter showing the worst of my many hospital visits. Our goal has been to finish illustrating one chapter a month, but we did not anticipate the difficulties we would have with this chapter. It has taken much longer. Not only does Joe feel every detail and portrays it as he draws, I am currently going through another health challenge. Again, in our current situation, we are preparing for me to have yet another surgery. This is my second surgery in less than 2 years for endometriosis which is causing severe abdominal pain and other health issues. So not only are we currently going through more hospital visits, we are reminded daily of the previous hospital visits as we draw these memories. 

We are both steadily pushing through the physical pain (for Amy) and the emotional stress (for both of us). This book is truly a passion project that must be completed.

Today I worked on cleaning up page 83 of Joe’s side. It surprised me how I had to hold back the tears as I worked. I had to convince myself to just focus on the lines and shapes, not the repeat hospital visits. This page also reminded me of the dedication Joe still has for me and our relationship, even after all these years, to stick with me through everything. 

Though we slowed down a little to get through chapter 5 with 19 pages, we are now days away from completing it. We have been gifted an 8 day stay at a beautiful resort in Orlando, FL as early birthday presents from my parents. This is great spot for creative focus. Joe is finishing his last page tomorrow. I have 8 pages left to clean up and detail. 

The next chapter we will be working on is chapter 3 with 21 pages, one of the largest chapters. This one will be a welcomed change, the beautiful journey of how we fell in love and got married. After chapter 3 is complete, Joe’s side will have 5 of the 10 chapters with completed illustrations. The rest of the chapters have 13 or 11 pages and we anticipate moving through them fairly quickly after my surgery at the end of November. Luckily, sitting in bed recovering from major abdominal surgery works fairly well with sitting quietly and drawing for hours. Although this still may not be the last surgery we have to go through, focusing on our book has been a welcomed distraction from the current situation.

This project has turned out to be so much more than telling some stories about our past. It is helping us through our present moments. Please share the link with anyone you feel may benefit or enjoy reading our book. Thank you all for your support and looking forward to the completion and release of this book in 2023.