We have two new and very exciting rewards to offer today.
First, for all backers:
Peek at the first 22 pages of the book, in pdf format! Plus, it's ready
to go today! If you are a backer, at any level, get in touch with me
via email or Kickstarter message, and I will email the pdf preview right
back to you. (I don't have backer emails until the campaign is over, so
you do have to get me your email for me to get this out.)
You can request the pdf by emailing me at email@example.com.
enjoy the pdf on your computer or e-reader, and please share and forward
to everyone you know you think will enjoy it too! We need all the fans
we can, to back our project, help us reach our funding goal, and make
this book a reality! Keep spreading the word friends!
I know you will all really enjoy the pdf, and seeing the poems and pictures just as they will appear in the hardcover book.
Second, for backers at $50 and up, we are now
offering a beautiful limited edition art print in addition to the
hardcover book and other goodies! You will have your choice of a print
of many of the illustrations in the book, including Paper Tiger, A Pirate's Job Interview,
and many others not yet released. You will get a full list of prints to
choose from after the last poem has been released, on September 10.
is going out to all backers at $50 and above, including those who have
already supported us. And if you want to increase your pledge to receive
the print, that's easy, just go to "manage your pledge", and you can
increase to the $50 for the print, or any other level you like.
will be high quality, 8 1/2 x 11, limited Kickstarter editions, and we
will try to get them signed by both John O'Marra and the artist too in
most cases. (can't promise that 100% just yet)
Here's a little bit of housecleaning: I'm moving the original 7 poems from the home page, to the update page, so here they are. This way, under updates on our Kickstarter page, there is a full archive of every poem released from day one. Don't forget, as long as we get funded, we'll be doing a new poem everyday as an update all the way to September 10th!
Thanks so much for all the kind words and support, and keep watching, we have more surprises coming soon!
Poem of the Day, 6/10/12
Baddie Bags, illustrated by Mizna Wada
Mizna Wada sure has brought this poem to life! That's one very naughty
birthday girl stuffing bugs and snakes and band-aids into baddie bags
for all her friends. Glad I wasn't invited to that party!
Poem of the Day, 6/4/12
Shoes, illustrated by David Wenzel
Poem of the Day, 6/5/12
Paper Tiger, illustrated by Wylie Elise Beckert
Poem of the Day, 6/6/12
A Pirate's Job Interview, illustrated by Shawn McManus
One of my favorites! Shawn is a legend in the comics world, and has done art for Sandman, Fables, Batman, Spiderman,
and many more over the past 25+ years. In addition, he is a really
great guy who has been a huge supporter of this project from early on.
Believe it or not, Shawn submitted to me the great piece you see below
only two days after I first contacted him out of the blue!
Poem of the Day, 6/7/12
Nightwalk, illustrated by Yoshi Yoshitani
Yoshi is incredibly talented, and I'm proud to have her be a part of this project!
addition to being a great illustrator, she also does really cool
animation, and actually animated Nightwalk for us too! That's posted
here as an update, check it out!
Poem of the Day, 6/8/12
Banana Dan's, illustrated by Kristin Abbott
Ok, I want to
visit Banana Dan's immediately! Lay in the sun, have a banana daiquiri,
go for a swim. Ok, it's not a real place, but Kristin made it look so
darn inviting I need to go right now!
Now's a good time to thank
all the kids in our project video who valiantly tried to tongue twist
their way through this poem! They might need help from Tanner Kenney,
who did such an amazing job with the narration in the animated Banana
Dan's which closes out the video. Thanks all!
Poem of the Day, 6/9/12
Blocks, illustrated by Tim Probert
Super fun and colorful all
around, but perhaps my favorite part of this piece is the judge, with
official sash, onhand to see if Boston Bobby Clover's record will be
Tim Probert not only illustrated this piece, but also
animated four other poems for us too, based on work by other artists.
Two of Tim's animations are shown in full in the intro video, Shoes and
Banana Dan's. There are also snippets of Pirate's Job Interview and
Paper Tiger, and we'll give you a look at the full versions of those