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About

 

 The Good Night Knight is a children's book about a knight who employs an unusual method to protect his village from creatures during his nightly watch. When the baker’s son sneaks out one night to see the brave knight in action, what he witnesses changes everything. The boy alerts the entire village that the knight is not the warrior they took him for! But are the knight’s actions a threat to the village or a better way of getting things done? The knight remains a hero that everyone can get behind. 

 Excerpt from the book: 

 “There once was a knight that knighted at night.
He guarded the village from all sorts of fright.
Most thought he did so with muster and might.
But he harmed not a soul for that wouldn’t be right.

Each night the villagers slept safe in their beds.
Each day they fed the Night Knight gravy and bread.
But he had too much food and was quite overfed.
Did he waste all that food? No! He saved it instead.

The knight was nice to the old village baker.
To the blacksmith, the barber and the bookmaker.
He smiled at everyone, even the undertaker.
The village trusted the knight, knowing he was no faker.” 

 

The artwork for the Good Night Knight is completed. It will be 32 full-color pages, hardbound and measure 8 x 10 inches. The files are prepped and ready for the printer. With your help, we can bring this story of inspiration to life.

My career has focused on designing products and packaging for the kid’s market. Working as an artist, I am used to contracts ending and being laid off. It happens all the time. But the last time I was laid off there was one major difference; I had a 1- ½ year old daughter. I was more nervous than the other times I'd been laid off. Rent, healthcare, and diapers are expensive. I was afraid and afraid my daughter would be afraid. I was afraid of the unknown. Through my many great friends in the industry I quickly found a new gig. But I wanted to take the opportunity to turn that fear into something useful and inspiration for others.

 

Digital Dreams: $15
This reward includes downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook of The Good Night Knight. • Digital eBook (download) • Audiobook (download) 

The Hard Copy: $20
This reward includes a printed hardcover of The Good Night Knight. • Hardcover Book

Signed Book, Digital Goods & Stickers!: $25
This reward includes a printed hardcover of The Good Night Knight signed by Josh Will, a sticker sheet, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Hardcover Book (signed) • Sticker Sheet • Digital eBook (download) • Audiobook (download)

Sketch Bundle: $40
This reward includes a quick sketch inside of the printed & signed hardcover of The Good Night Knight, a “Thank You” in the printed book, a sticker sheet, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Hardcover Book (signed) • Sketch inside Hardcover Book • “Thank You” in Hardcover Book • Sticker Sheet (5x7) • Digital eBook (download) • Audiobook (download)

Signed x2: $45 
This reward includes 2 printed hardcovers of The Good Night Knight signed by Josh Will, 2 sticker sheets, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Hardcover Book (signed) x2 • Sticker Sheet x2 • Digital eBook (download) x2 • Audiobook (download) x2

Collectible Figure + The Goods: $55
This reward includes collectible figurine of the Knight, a quick sketch inside of the printed & signed hardcover of The Good Night Knight, a “Thank You” in the printed book, a sticker sheet, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. Figure is approximately 3 inches tall. • Collectible Knight Figurine • Hardcover Book (signed) • Sketch inside Hardcover Book • “Thank You” in Hardcover Book • Sticker Sheet (5x7) • Digital eBook (download) • Audiobook (download)

Signed x3: $65
This reward includes 3 printed hardcovers of The Good Night Knight signed by Josh Will, 3 sticker sheets, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Hardcover Book (signed) x3 • Sticker Sheet x3 • Digital eBook (download) x3 • Audiobook (download) x3

Signed x4: $90 
This reward includes 4 printed hardcovers of The Good Night Knight signed by Josh Will, 4 sticker sheets, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Hardcover Book (signed) x4 • Sticker Sheet x4 • Digital eBook (download) x4 • Audiobook (download) x4

Muffin Meeting - Original Illustration: $120 - SOLD!
This reward includes the original illustration Muffin Meeting (6.75 in. x 9 in.), printed signed hardcover of The Good Night Knight, a “Thank You” in the printed book, a sticker sheet, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Original Illustration – Muffin Meeting • Hardcover Book (signed) • “Thank You” in Hardcover Book • Sticker Sheet (5x7) • Digital eBook (download) • Audiobook (download)

 

Wolf & Waffles - Original Illustration: $120 - SOLD!
This reward includes the original illustration Wolf & Waffles (9 in. x 6.75 in.), printed signed hardcover of The Good Night Knight, a “Thank You” in the printed book, a sticker sheet, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Original Illustration – Wolf & Waffles • Hardcover Book (signed) • “Thank You” in Hardcover Book • Sticker Sheet (5x7) • Digital eBook (download) • Audiobook (download)

 

Dragon Ride - Original Illustration: $120 - SOLD!
This reward includes the original illustration Dragon Ride (6.75 in. x 9 in.), printed signed hardcover of The Good Night Knight, a “Thank You” in the printed book, a sticker sheet, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Original Illustration – Dragon Ride • Hardcover Book (signed) • “Thank You” in Hardcover Book • Sticker Sheet (5x7) • Digital eBook (download) • Audiobook (download)

 

Tea Party - Original Illustration: $120 - SOLD!
This reward includes the original illustration Tea Party (9 in. x 6.75 in.), printed signed hardcover of The Good Night Knight, a “Thank You” in the printed book, a sticker sheet, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Original Illustration – Tea Party • Hardcover Book (signed) • “Thank You” in Hardcover Book • Sticker Sheet (5x7) • Digital eBook (download) • Audiobook (download)

Wizard Show - Original Illustration: $120
This reward includes the original illustration Wizard Show (6.75 in. x 9 in.), printed signed hardcover of The Good Night Knight, a “Thank You” in the printed book, a sticker sheet, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Original Illustration – Tea Party • Hardcover Book (signed) • “Thank You” in Hardcover Book • Sticker Sheet (5x7) • Digital eBook (download) • Audiobook (download)

Bookmaker's Help - Original Illustration: $120
This reward includes the original illustration Bookmaker's Help (6.75 in. x 9 in.), printed signed hardcover of The Good Night Knight, a “Thank You” in the printed book, a sticker sheet, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Original Illustration – Tea Party • Hardcover Book (signed) • “Thank You” in Hardcover Book • Sticker Sheet (5x7) • Digital eBook (download) • Audiobook (download)

Original Page #5 Illustration: $250
This reward includes the original pen & ink illustration of page 5 of The Good Night Knight, printed signed hardcover of The Good Night Knight, a “Thank You” in the printed book, a sticker sheet, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Original Illustration – Page #5 • Hardcover Book (signed) • “Thank You” in Hardcover Book • Sticker Sheet (5x7) • Digital eBook (download) • Audiobook (download)

Original Page #16 Illustration: $250
This reward includes the original pen & ink illustration of page 16 of The Good Night Knight, printed signed hardcover of The Good Night Knight, a “Thank You” in the printed book, a sticker sheet, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Original Illustration – Page #16 • Hardcover Book (signed) • “Thank You” in Hardcover Book • Sticker Sheet (5x7) • Digital eBook (download) • Audiobook (download)

Original Page #18 Illustration: $250
This reward includes the original pen & ink illustration of page 18 of The Good Night Knight, printed signed hardcover of The Good Night Knight, a “Thank You” in the printed book, a sticker sheet, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Original Illustration – Page #18 • Hardcover Book (signed) • “Thank You” in Hardcover Book • Sticker Sheet (5x7) • Digital eBook (download) • Audiobook (download)

Original Page #19 Illustration: $250 - SOLD!
This reward includes the original pen & ink illustration of page 19 of The Good Night Knight, printed signed hardcover of The Good Night Knight, a “Thank You” in the printed book, a sticker sheet, and downloads of the digital eBook and audiobook. • Original Illustration – Page #19 • Hardcover Book (signed) • “Thank You” in Hardcover Book • Sticker Sheet (5x7) • Digital eBook (download) • Audiobook (download)

Reading Party: $500

This reward includes 10 copies of the Hardcover Book of the Good Night Knight and 10 copies of the Sticker Sheet. They will be hand delivered by me to your party, classroom, daycare, store or event of your choosing. I will speak about the process of writing, illustrating, and publishing the book followed by a reading of The Good Night Knight. Reward includes meet & greet, book signings, and as many photos as wanted. Limited to the Greater Philadelphia area (DE, NJ, PA). Some exceptions may apply.

Stretch Goal Bookmarks: $6,000Everyone that pledges for a hardcover book of the Good Night Knight with receive a Good Night Knight bookmark. 

Stretch Goal Cloth Pouches: $7,000Everyone that pledges for a hardcover book of the Good Night Knight with receive a Good Night Knight bookmark & a cloth pouch to keep your book warm and cozy.

Stretch Goal Super Fun: $10,000
Everyone that pledges for a hardcover book of the Good Night Knight with receive a Good Night Knight bookmark & a cloth pouch to keep your book warm and cozy. We will also send you links to download new digital wallpaper designs and coloring pages. Finally, we will have the funds to produce enough prints of the book so that we may donate copies of the Good Night Knight to local schools and daycares. 

About the creator:

I am a “Jack of all Trades”; designer, illustrator, writer, and musician. I have worked with all of the big names in the industry: Mattel, Hasbro, Spin Master, Marvel, DC, Band-Aids, and Topps. I'm a graduate of Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia. My work has appeared in many publications like The Pulse, Brand Packaging, The Bumps & Bruises of Big Ed, C.R.O.T.C.H., Metal Rules! Magazine, and A Bird in a Bathing Suit. Be my friend on facebook, twitter, and instagram. You can see more of my work at www.joshwill.com

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Funds & Timing:
The goal is to raise $4,500. The large majority of the funds will go for the printing of the book. 10% of the funds are assigned for Kickstarter fees. About 5% for the cost of printing the sticker sheets. Another 5% for regular old taxes and so forth. We’re not here for all of this math talk are we? Let’s move on.

Approximate Timeline for the Project:
All of the artwork is complete and files have been prepped for the printer. As soon as the project is funded and said funds are transferred, we will be off to the printer!

Kickstarter funding period = 30 days
Transfer funds from Kickstarter to account = 14 days
Printing of Hardcover Book = 7 days
Shipping of packages = 7 days

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