publishing under the imprint of 19th Century Books, has
won several awards for its publications. The Hornor's recently received a
Bronze Medal from the Independent Publishers Association for The Golden
Highway. And, the company was honored by the Sacramento County
Historical Society with an “Annual Publications Award” for their
“very engaging and enriching publications for the greater community of
Sacramento.” The Golden Corridor received recognition for
“excellence” by the Independent Publishers in 2006.
Canvas began operating in New York City in 1983 by Sacramento native, Ric
Hornor. The company has operated continuously since, moving to the
Sacramento California area in 1989.
Sacramento Historical Society
Folsom Historical Society
Discovery Park Association
Contact Electric Canvas at:
1001 Art Road
Pilot Hill, CA 95664
Ric & Jody
Hornor... authors, or not? In the case of The "Golden History
Books" we say not.
We simply researched primary source documents (granted
we spend hundreds of hours doing so) and
present the history as it was written in the 19th century. The
introduction and photo captions are all we really lay claim to.
We began this series of books after an auto accident
that wouldn't allow us to continue in our existing businesses. When a friend loaned us an
1883 history book we knew
we'd found a new direction.
With backgrounds in art and marketing we knew we had the
ability to bring a fresh approach to the area's rich past. Our goal -- to
create history books that are fun and engaging so more people will read,
appreciate, and protect the area's history and culture.
We'll continue to build The Golden History Book series over
the next couple of years. There's simply too much exciting information
that most people have never read to stop now.
Hornor is a Sacramento native and graduate of
CSUS. He went on to complete his Masters of Fine Art (MFA) at the School
of the Art Institute of Chicago.
As a fine artist, Ric has many corporate collectors of
his work including: MCI International, ADP, Trammel Crow, Sprint,
Kaiser Permanente, RCA Global Communications, and the Sarnoff Research
Center, just to mention a few.
Ric's keen interest in new media led him to found NYC/SIGGRAPH
in 1984, now the worlds largest computer graphics interest group.
He also taught new media at two highly prestigious
universities: Pratt Institute, and the Center for Media Arts. You may see
the result of his teaching in many movie and TV show special effects as
some of his students have gone on to become the top special effects people
in the industry.
Ric has received numerous honors
and awards for his work.
Hornor is the researcher and primary
compiler of material for The Golden History Book series. Drawing on her
35 years experience in marketing, she's created a series of
award-winning history books that are both fun and very educational.
With her new business focus centered around history,
she developed the Folsom
History Museum's annual
California History Bee.
Prior to an auto accident that forced a change in her
business direction, Jody the authored 5 books on marketing
including the best seller, Power Marketing for Small Business.
As a consultant, Jody has worked
with hundreds of different clients over her 35+ year career. From
start-ups to companies preparing for an IPO, to small local retailers,
she's helped them develop and implement strategic marketing programs that
enabled them to meet and exceed their goals.
As a professional speaker
& author, Jody has educated thousands of people on the latest
marketing techniques. From retailers to non-profits, manufacturers to
nursing products, she's worked with many different industries.
Her books and other educational products have been
endorsed by the US Chamber of Commerce as well as many other
Jody hosted a radio talk show in Sacramento and had a
regular segment on a TV business show as well.