Our Story

Mission Statement

To make educational products and children's books for imaginative children, in order to promote learning through play. We do this in a rewarding environment for our creative team, by celebrating diverse skills and new ideas.



Zarfling Platoon was started by Army veteran Travis Blair and Navy veteran Angel Velasquez. The two friends met through the webcomic community! We are fortunate to also have talented creators within our ranks. The platoon's intent is to create a variety of products that entertain children while they learn, with the benefit of bonding with their parents.



Travis and Angel decided to use their military mindset to create a company that pushes a positive perspective. Zarfling Platoon does this by creating children's books and educational products!

How Story Elements Define Us

We try to tell a story with everything that we do. The elements of characters, setting, plot, conflict, and resolution are addressed throughout our product line and company.


We add personality to our products by creating approachable, age-appropriate characters. We also put our creative talent on our website so you know those responsible for the vibrant artwork. A platoon is a unit as strong as it is unified; it is diverse, cohesive, resourceful, and intentioned. We celebrate our artistic talent!



Along with our military backgrounds, our platoon has plenty of civilian input! With members located coast to coast throughout the States as well as in Canada, our collective setting is united from varied outlooks.



We create fantastical products that exist in fictional places. Working within locations adds depth; we have two locations. Hearty Eggs Farm is our farm collection where you will find The Knitting Chicken and other upcoming products. Mythflict is our fantasy collection where you will discover such products as the SpellCasters VS series and Map of Mythflict.


We have been told that what we create is niche. We do not believe that educating youth should be anything but mainstream. When starting company, we realized that we have to wear multiple hats. To whom do we market? How do we reach our audience? This is our hurdle that we face with ambition.


With a military mindset, we will knock down that niche hurdle and become a well-known creator of children's books and educational products. Now please explore our creations, and support us by sharing our story with others!