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Bringing The Awkward Yeti to life, starting with a book of original cartoons and comics. Great rewards include signed books.

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B-SIDE pdf for ALL supporters will include 30+ cartoons, comics and illustrations that didn't make it into the book
B-SIDE pdf for ALL supporters will include 30+ cartoons, comics and illustrations that didn't make it into the book

All supporters, at any dollar amount will now be receiving a PDF book (minimum 30 pages) containing cartoons, comics and illustration that just missed making the cut into the book. "The B-Side" PDF bonus is just my way of saying thank you to everyone for making this happen!

We hit $6,500 so I'm in the process of adding 4 more pages to the book!

Stretch Goals:

$6,500 $7,000, $7,500, $8,000 and $8,500: At each increment, I will add 4 pages to the book. Anyone who qualifies for a pdf or printed book will be upgraded!

$7,000: In addition to increasing the page count to 88, at $7,000 anybody who has pledged $15 or more will also receive a PDF of all of The Awkward Yeti webcomics to date, plus a few extra comics. The bonus PDF will contain about 40-45 comics total. 

Super Stretch Goal: $14,000 - The Awkward Yeti PLUSH 

At this level, every backer of $50 or more will get a furry Lars plush in addition to their current reward(s). The plush will be approximately 7" tall (exact specs TBD). All other supporters will have an opportunity to purchase one at a deep discount if this stretch goal is met.

The Book:

The Awkward Yeti's Complete Lack of Focus: Volume 1 will contain original cartoons and comics by The Awkward Yeti, as seen on Facebook and theawkwardyeti.com

example spreads
example spreads

The Goal

The Awkward Yeti has been limited to the internet in content, book and merchandise sales. This Kickstarter will allow me to purchase a small run of books, sign them for all qualifying backers, and have some physical copies and products available for art shows or conventions. It really will be a kickstarter in the truest sense.

Stomach Always Loses
Stomach Always Loses

What's in the Book

The Awkward Yeti's Complete Lack of Focus: Volume 1 will be the first time I've embraced just that - a complete lack of focus in styles, subjects and formats. Facebook fans are already well aware that I make a lot of different things. Fancy animals, cute planet cartoons, The Awkward Yeti webcomic, pseudo-science cartoons, food cartoons, video game and movie references, and even paintings and mixed media pieces. This book is just about ready to go with the very best of The Awkward Yeti to date. Any Awkward Yeti fan will love the book, and for everyone else, it will make an excellent coffee table book or bathroom reader. Check out theawkwardyeti.com for more examples of what you might see in the book.

The Fancy Llama
The Fancy Llama

Bonuses for Backers

In addition to the book, I've got some great sources for really high quality prints, so I can bring some mini prints and stickers to most backers as a bonus. Not a stack of business cards, but actually little art prints you can put on your desk or wall.

I've priced everything very fairly, so anything I make is just enough to re-invest into the business and help me get some physical presence in the world (as I mentioned, art shows or conventions). This will also be the first step towards a long-term goal selling my own products online for lower prices.

Thank You!

You're making a huge difference in independent art when you back a project like this. 

The Awkward Yeti Webcomic
The Awkward Yeti Webcomic
The Babysitter
The Babysitter

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There should be no problem completing the book, ordering and shipping out by October. The hardcover books will be printed with a separate service and therefore could vary slightly in color and trim from the paperback version. International shipments may experience standard delays (customs, etc).

Overall I don't expect much of an issue as I've already done thorough research and most of the prep work.

If the goal is met, kickstarting the physical presence will come with several challenges - including booking shows, prepping products in time, perfecting the print process, and shirt printing/inventory. I have researched much of this and have plenty of great resources to help me through these challenges.

FAQ

  • If you are waiting for a payday to make your pledge, don't worry - you will be charged AFTER the campaign ends on September 4th, 2013 (within a day or two). Even if the goal is met earlier, you won't be charged until the end. So you can make your pledge now!

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  • No! You will only be charged if the goal of $6,000 is met.

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  • For example, you want a caricature (limited to 10), but you also want a book. Not a problem! Just submit a pledge for the total amount, select one of the rewards (in this case, select the caricature because it is limited) and send me a quick message. I'll make sure you get both rewards. Simple as that!

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    Digital caricature of you (or someone you choose) with Lars! Only ten available. You will receive a high resolution file by email upon completion. Must provide a photo of yourself - the caricature will be based on the angle you send, so front is best.

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    Signed paperback copy of The Awkward Yeti's Complete Lack of Focus: Volume 1. Each $50 backer will also get a sketch of Lars, The Awkward Yeti on the inside cover. PDF of the book emailed to address provided. Sticker sheet, 5 art postcards, 3 mini art cards.

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    You get featured in an Awkward Yeti comic! Using a photo for reference, I'll add you as a side character in an Awkward Yeti comic, and you will get a high quality print of that comic. This very limited reward also comes with a signed paperback copy of the book with sketch of Lars inside.

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    Signed paperback copy of The Awkward Yeti's Complete Lack of Focus: Volume 1. Sketch of Lars, The Awkward Yeti on the inside cover. PDF of the book emailed to address provided. Sticker sheet, 10 art postcards, 10 mini art cards. Any TSHIRT of your choice from yetistuff.com!

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    Curate The Awkward Yeti's Facebook page for a day! Following some basic guidelines (example, images must be G-rated), YOU get to pick your favorite cartoons, comics and funny photos for a full day. You can link back to your page in each post. Great option for other comic artists or businesses! I'll also make a cartoon or comic for that day in a theme of your choosing. This will be part of a guest week, so only 7 spots will be available. These backers will also get a signed copy of the book with a sketch of Lars inside.

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    Special Hardcover copy (8.25" x 10.75") of The Awkward Yeti's Complete Lack of Focus: Volume 1. Sketch of Lars, The Awkward Yeti on the inside. PDF of the book emailed to address provided. Sticker sheet, 10 art postcards, 10 mini art cards. You (or your business) will also receive a special thank you in the book.

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    Special Hardcover copy (8.25" x 10.75") of The Awkward Yeti's Complete Lack of Focus: Volume 1. Sketch of Lars, The Awkward Yeti on the inside. PDF of the book emailed to address provided. Sticker sheet, 10 art postcards, 10 mini art cards. You (or your business) will also receive a special thank you in the book. You will also have a custom cartoon or comic made about your favorite subject or hobby that will be posted on Facebook in your honor. You'll receive a small or medium signed print of that cartoon or any of your choosing from yetistuff.com

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    Character development for your business. I will immerse myself in your existing business materials to get an understanding of what you do, and will begin developing a character for your business. Starting with sketches, we'll create the ideal representation of your business to be used in your logo and marketing materials, then create illustrations, up to six poses. This will then be incorporate into your identity design - including a new logo, business cards, letterhead and character guidelines. You will retain full rights to the character. You will also receive a signed hardcover copy of my book.

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