Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A tiny and precious story. An illustrated book about the strong relationship between a human being and a dog.
432 backers pledged €24,302 to help bring this project to life.

About

Mirta and her pawsome friend. A little story by M. Mazzoni project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

€24,302

432

WHY THIS BOOK

Hello everybody!

My name is Marco Mazzoni, I am a 35 years old draughtsman, based in Milan, Italy and this is my first Kickstarter.

During my career as an artist working and exhibiting in galleries throughout the USA and Europe, I have always had by my side (or, better still, under my working table) a faithful companion: my dog.

A few weeks before my latest solo show in Los Angeles, this dear dog friend of mine passed away.

This is the reason why I decided to develop something completely different from my usual works: an illustrated book about the strong relationship between a human being and a dog. Therefore, I tried to create a tiny and precious story that could properly describe how important can be the small part of one’s life spent with his/her animal friend.

The aim of this book will be that of helping kids and their parents to deal with the “goods and bads” of having a mate with four paws around.

To be able to accomplish such project, I need your support, which is why I am turning to Kickstarter! 

My goal is to reach the sum of 10.000 euros in order to have my story "Mirta and her pawsome friend" published as a book. 

The book will be made up of more than 30 illustrations, printed in high quality and with a hard cover, shipping worldwide. 

All illustrations will be entirely hand drawn, in colored pencils on moleskine paper. 

Other than the book, many further rewards will be available for backers!

 

HERE YOU CAN SEE A PREVIEW OF SOME PAGES FROM THE BOOK!

 

 

 

 

 

THE COLORING BOOK

Will be made up of 24 pages, size 29 x 21 cm.

The book will contain line drawings by Marco Mazzoni, non related to the story. 

 

Risks and challenges

I've been a professional artist and also an illustrator for important newspapers and magazines abroad for over 10 years and I am used to meet deadlines and expectations rather quickly. This project though, is quite different from my usual work, and this is why I will keep strictly focused on it for the coming month, constantly sharing with you updates and work in progress shots related to the overall development of the book. Such book will be made up of more than 30 hand drawn illustrations and I plan on having half of the drawings ready within the deadline of this Kickstarter. If I reach the goal, I will keep up with the remaining work, in order to have all the illustrations ready by the end of August, and shortly after that, printed in high quality as a hard cover book and shipped worldwide by October. I don't expect any problem, but should any issue come out, I will be ready to fix it as soon as possible.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €1 or more About $1.14

    THANK YOU

    A furry thank you!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    PDF Coloring book

    You will receive our Kickstarter exclusive Coloring Book in PDF

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €12 or more About $14

    COLORING BOOK

    You will receive our Kickstarter exclusive Coloring Book.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €16 or more About $18

    ALL DIGITAL

    You will receive the ebook of "Mirta and her pawsome friend. A little story by Marco Mazzoni" (EPUB or PDF) + the Kickstarter exclusive Coloring Book in PDF.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    13 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €18 or more About $20

    SUPER EARLY BIRD: SAVE 10€

    You will receive one hardcover copy of "Mirta and her pawsome friend. A little story by Marco Mazzoni".

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 30 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €20 or more About $23

    THANK YOU! YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK

    You will have your name printed on the special page dedicated to the heartfelt thanks to the backers of this Kickstarter

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €23 or more About $26

    EARLY BIRD: SAVE 5€

    You will receive one hardcover copy of "Mirta and her pawsome friend. A little story by Marco Mazzoni".

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge €28 or more About $32

    THE HARDCOVER BOOK

    You will receive one hardcover copy of "Mirta and her pawsome friend. A little story by Marco Mazzoni".

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    84 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €30 or more About $34

    EARLY BIRD: BOOK + COLORING BOOK

    You will receive one hardcover copy of "Mirta and her pawsome friend. A little story by Marco Mazzoni" + the Kickstarter exclusive Coloring Book

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge €50 or more About $57

    2 HARDCOVER BOOKS

    You will receive two hardcover copies of "Mirta and her pawsome friend. A little story by Marco Mazzoni".

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    19 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge €70 or more About $80

    2 HARDCOVER BOOKS + 2 COLORING BOOK

    You will receive two hardcover copies of "Mirta and her pawsome friend. A little story by Marco Mazzoni"+ 2 Kickstarter exclusive Coloring Book

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge €80 or more About $91

    SIGNED AND DEDICATED BOOK + SKETCH

    You will receive one hardcover copy of "Mirta and her pawsome friend. A little story by Marco Mazzoni", signed by Marco with an original line drawing inside the front cover.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 47 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge €250 or more About $284

    LITTLE BOOKSTORE!

    You will receive 8 hardcover copies of "Mirta and her pawsome friend. A little story by Marco Mazzoni"+ 8 Kickstarter exclusive Coloring Book

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge €300 or more About $341

    ORIGINAL PORTRAIT OF YOUR FURRY PET!

    You will receive a small original portrait of your pet by Marco. The portrait will be drawn in colored pencils on moleskine paper, size 13 x 9 cm (5 x 3,5 '') and based on a photography of your pet you will provide.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 19 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge €850 or more About $966

    ORIGINAL DRAWING

    You will receive an original drawing from "Mirta and her pawsome friend. A little story by Marco Mazzoni"
    The illustration is drawn in colored pencils on moleskine paper, size 29,5 x 29,5 cm

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge €1,500 or more About $1,705

    PRIVATE LESSON WITH MARCO MAZZONI!

    flight not included

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (37 days)