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An illustrated retelling of Andersen's classic fairy tale.
140 backers pledged $9,288 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello!

The Snow Queen is the story of a little girl on a quest to save her best friend after he has been abducted by the cruel Snow Queen.  I am putting together a picture book retelling the story and illustrating it in colored pencil.  This has been a pet project of mine for the past three years and I am close to being finished, but in order to print it and share it with the world I need funding!  If funded, the money will go towards printing and shipping costs.

The Book

The book will be about 32 pages, 12 of which will be full page color illustrations.  It will be 8.5"x12", hardbound with a dust jacket.

The Rewards

In exchange for donating, some of the rewards include personalized thank you cards, signed prints of art from the book, and of course the book itself.  Higher reward tiers do not include lower reward tiers unless otherwise specified.

There are also a few original drawings from the book available to anyone who pledges $750 or more.  Four are shown below, but others may be available if requested.

"Cherries" - CLAIMED

"The Kiss"

"Surrounded"

"Through the Snow" - CLAIMED

"The Snow Queen"

 "The Prince"

Risks and challenges

The Snow Queen is a fairly well known story and there are a couple of animated adaptations coming to theaters next year. I want to make the story my own and make it stand out from other interpretations. When rewriting the story I diverged from the original to focus on themes that were meaningful to me and to make it resonate with a wider audience. With my soft and sometimes eerie illustrations I try to capture Gerda's emotions as well as the subtle, dark undercurrents of the story.

Finishing the art, laying out the book and getting it printed to my requirements will also be a challenge. However, I have allotted myself plenty of extra time to get everything done (until August 2014) and have already researched several different printing companies. If the kickstarter is funded I will be working very hard to tie up any loose ends and will be reviewing and researching everything thoroughly to make sure the printed book meets my high standards.

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    A public thank you and a virtual high five.

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    Personalized thank you card featuring artwork from the book

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    Signed 12" print of your choice of The Snow Queen illustrations.

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    Signed hardcover copy of The Snow Queen!

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    1 signed hardcover copy of The Snow Queen and 1 signed print of your choice of the illustrations.

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    SPECIAL EDITION - One personalized hardcover of The Snow Queen with an original drawing on the interior and one signed print of your choice of the illustrations.

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    "Cherries" original 9"x13" colored pencil drawing for The Snow Queen, and 1 signed hardcover copy of The Snow Queen.

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    "The Kiss" original 9"x13" colored pencil drawing for The Snow Queen, and 1 signed hardcover copy of The Snow Queen.

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    "Through the Snow" original 9"x13" colored pencil drawing for The Snow Queen, and 1 signed hardcover copy of The Snow Queen.

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    "Surrounded" original 9"x13" colored pencil drawing for The Snow Queen, and 1 signed hardcover copy of The Snow Queen.

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    "The Snow Queen" original 9"x13" colored pencil drawing for The Snow Queen, and 1 signed hardcover copy of The Snow Queen.

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    "The Prince" original 9"x13" colored pencil drawing for The Snow Queen, and 1 signed hardcover copy of The Snow Queen

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Funding period

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