|From my personal box of Monkees treasures.|
Modern day storytellers tend to think of transmedia as a purely digital invention, but cross narratives have been well in play for decades.
I was thinking about this when I opened my box of Monkees paraphernalia. In it was a transmedia treasure trove: a Tiger Beat Monkees magazine, paperback and hardcover books, trading cards, a letter from the David Jones fan club, picture coins that came in a box of cereal, and plastic finger rings with faces of each of the Monkees. This went hand in hand with a television show I used to watch and the albums I collected.
The following are a handful of physical transmedia items from other projects:
|A small full-color picture pocket book derived from the television show Desperate Housewives.|
|The DVD set from the television series based on the book trilogy by John Jakes.|
|Something that wasn't a part of the North & South series, but could have been used to market it. This is a cassette tape of narratives from the Civil War.|