A collaboration between writer Andrew Lapham Fersch and artist Penn Sultan. A story about right, wrong, and the field in-between.
Update on 12/11/12 - IT'S OFFICIAL, PENN AND I ARE GOING TO DO A SECOND PROJECT TOGETHER AND ARE ALREADY PLANNING OUR SECOND BOOK! THIS MEANS THAT IF YOU PLEDGE $15 (or more), AND WE RAISE AT LEAST $1700, YOU'LL GET A COPY OF BOTH! ALSO, CHECK OUT OUR NEW REWARDS.
Update on 12/7/12 - ALTHOUGH THE PROJECT HAS BEEN FULLY FUNDED, PLEASE STILL CONSIDER PLEDGING TO GET YOUR OWN COPY AND BECAUSE, IF $1700 (or more) IS RAISED, I WILL BE ABLE TO FUND ANOTHER BOOK AND YOU, AS ONE OF THE FIRST SEVENTY-FIVE SUPPORTERS (with a donation larger than six dollars), WILL BE GUARANTEED A FREE COPY OF THAT ONE AS WELL! THANKS AGAIN!
Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing
and right-doing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
Rolf Gates, one of the great teachers of my life, shared this Rumi quote with me during his yoga teacher training and a story was born in my mind. When I found Penn Sultan, it was clear that his beautiful woodcuts were a perfect fit for what I had in mind.
The book tells the story of a brother and sister who learn the real meanings of right and wrong, together.
It is an adorable little book (4"x 4" - 60 pages), perfect for little hands or anyone who knows that big things can come in any shape or size.
The book costs around $3.50 to print, shipping is approximately $1.50 per book in the US. The additional funds are being spent to help pay Penn for his time and supplies.
Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to me personally, and also means I can continue creating stories to share with the world while supporting amazing artists like Penn.
(All art copyright Penn Sultan, and the music is from his band, Last Good Tooth)
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The words have already been written, the wood has already been cut. A proof of the book has already been made. We are fully ready to print the book - we just need funding to do so!
The $40 level may be shipped for $10 internationally. Additionally, the other book options may be sent internationally, but shipping will be calculated individually. The $2 option (of the book in PDF form) is available anywhere in the world and at no extra cost, so that's something!
Does this book have a textual narrative as well or is the story all conveyed through the illustrations?
This is a short story written by Andrew Lapham Fersch with more than twenty-five accompanying woodcuts by Penn Sultan.
Well, there's no scientific evidence, but the clear answer is yes. Why? Well, you're supporting writing - that's always awesome. In addition, you're supporting thinking, which I happen to think is a good thing. You are also encouraging independent creation which means unique projects that otherwise might never happen. That all sounds pretty awesome-enhancing to me.
1 BOX DUNCAN HINES YELLOW CAKE MIX
3/4 C. CANOLA/VEGETABLE OIL
3/4 C. APRICOT NECTAR
4 LARGE EGGS
1/2 C. SUGAR
1/2 C. GOOD RUM
1 STICK OF BUTTER
SOME KIND OF SKEWER TO POKE HOLES IN CAKE.
DISREGARD CAKE MIX DIRECTIONS.
IN MIXING BOWL PUT CAKE MIX, OIL, APRICOT NECTAR, AND EGGS. MIX UNTIL MOISTENED ON LOW, SCRAPE DOWN AND BEAT TWO MINUTES ON MEDIUM SPEED.
POUR INTO PREPARED PAN (1 LARGE BUNDT PAN OR TWO 8" BUNDT PANS). BAKE AT 350 FOR 25-35 MINUTES (UNTIL TOP FEELS FIRM).
ONCE THE CAKE COMES OUT OF THE OVEN, MELT THE SUGAR, RUM, AND BUTTER IN A SAUCE PAN UNTIL THE SUGAR DISSOLVES. MEANWHILE POKE AS MANY HOLES AS YOU CAN INTO THE CAKES WITH A SKEWER - YOU WANT THE RUM TO HAVE A PLACE TO GO WHEN YOU POUR IT ON.
THE CAKE SHOULD COOL ONLY ABOUT 20 MINUTES BEFORE YOU ADD THE RUM MIXTURE. THIS SHOULD BE SPOONED ON UNTIL ALL THE MIXTURE IS USED. LET SIT OVERNIGHT.
YOU MAY HAVE TO WHACK IT TO GET IT OUT OF THE PAN. IF IT SEEMS TO BE STICKING RETURN TO A HEATED OVEN FOR A MINUTE OR TWO FOR THE SUGAR TO MELT AND UNMOLD.
LET COOL THEN EAT.
Penn and I are going to work on another book together. As a thank you for your support, we're going to offer everyone who pledges $15 (or more) a free copy of that second book (because you'll have made it happen). So, really, if you pledge $15 (or more), you're getting two books - not one - only one doesn't exist...yet.
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Dec 2, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
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A post-card thank you and a PDF download of the book!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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24 backers Limited (26 of 50 left)
A signed copy of the book (shipping included).Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Ships within the US only
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A poem written and illustrated by Andrew Fersch for you (and a signed copy of the book).Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Ships within the US only
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A copy of the book signed, as well as a signed copy of my first collection of poetry done with Phil Ashworth.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Ships within the US only
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An individualized short story written by Andrew Fersch (and a signed copy of the book).Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Ships within the US only
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A print of three of the smaller woodcuts from Penn on a single sheet of paper (nicely spaced, and great looking by the way). Plus a copy of the book!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Ships within the US only
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A specially printed larger version of the book for you (at 8"x 8"). This will be limited to just twenty copies and will come with a copy of the original as well.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
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I will write you a 100+ page Choose Your Own Adventure book based around people in your actual life. I will include characters, events, and locations from your life as well (if desired). Seriously, who else is gonna write you a full-length CYOA book? No one.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
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Andrew Fersch will provide a full-day writing and illustrating workshop (this could also be known as a birthday party activity) for you (and/or your child) and up to 20 guests anywhere in New Hampshire of Massachusetts (and a signed copy of the book for every attendee). You'll also get a copy of my first book with Phil Ashworth.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Ships within the US only
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1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
Andrew Fersch will offer ten one-hour tutoring sessions to you or your child in creative writing (anywhere in Southern New Hampshire or Eastern Massachusetts) - and a signed copy of the book. You'll also get a copy of my first book with Phil Ashworth. (You can't find good quality tutoring this cheap anywhere - not even from the chain tutoring places and they got nothin' on me!)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Ships within the US only
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0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Andrew Fersch will offer fifteen one-hour tutoring sessions to you or your child in creative writing (anywhere in Southern New Hampshire or Eastern Massachusetts) - and a signed copy of the book. You'll also get a copy of my first book with Phil Ashworth. (You can't find good quality tutoring this cheap anywhere - not even from the chain tutoring places and they got nothin' on me!)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
Andrew Fersch will work for you for forty hours, including but not limited to: hard labor, personal assisting, writing tasks, stand up comedy, cooking - anything within reason - must be used between January and March 15, 2013 in New England - plus a signed copy of the book and a copy of my first book with Phil Ashworth.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Ships within the US only