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7 talented artists create a fun illustrated adventure, featuring mythic heroes vs. fantastic monsters, with bilingual & global appeal.
7 talented artists create a fun illustrated adventure, featuring mythic heroes vs. fantastic monsters, with bilingual & global appeal.
146 backers pledged $6,540 to help bring this project to life.

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A. Introduction

Everyone has dreams...and we do too!

Ours is to tell a new tale, based upon timeless lore, that will inspire a modern generation of kids and parents worldwide.

For as long as people have gathered around the campfire or at a child's bedside, they have told stories. Some stories have been scary and given youngsters, like the boy Julio, bad dreams!

Like everyone, Julio doesn't like nightmares. Don't worry...help is on the way!
Like everyone, Julio doesn't like nightmares. Don't worry...help is on the way!

But Julio's dad tells him a helpful bedtime story: that for every villain...there is a hero. Resourceful, brave, and talented!

Fortunately, Dad reads Julio our bedtime story to make him feel better.
Fortunately, Dad reads Julio our bedtime story to make him feel better.

Every culture has its own champions that kids idolize. The Monkey King, Artemis, and Thor can vanquish any Oni, Medusa, or Vampire.

Bring on the bad guys! We'll feature a spectrum of infamous villains...
Bring on the bad guys! We'll feature a spectrum of infamous villains...

Everyone has the power to invoke these mythic defenders to vanquish their fears. So Julio learns his imagination can turn a bad dream into a good one.

Who meet their match in a rainbow of legendary champions, each with their own young sidekick!
Who meet their match in a rainbow of legendary champions, each with their own young sidekick!

Our book Good Dream, Bad Dream combines super heroes and fantastic comic book art into a children's picture book that will be a feast for the eyes and comfort for the heart.

Now Julio and the rest of us can sleep tight! Buenas noches niños!

B. About Us

We are Juan and Santiago Calle, Luis Suarez, Felipe Arias, Fredy Becerra, and Liliana Martin. Together we are Liberum Donum, an independent art studio based in Bogota, Colombia. We've created characters, comics, books, and animation for clients around the globe.

We like science fiction and fantasy, and love drawing action heroes and colorful monsters. Dinosaurs and dragons to werewolves and mecha!

We are collaborating with fantasy author Serena Valentino (www.serenavalentino.com - San Francisco, CA) to write the story in both English and Spanish, and produce the book in the USA.

C. Project

Good Dream, Bad Dream will be a 40 page book, hardcover with dust jacket, with full color spreads. This picture book will be at home on the shelves of a comic book store, kid's gift shop, or your local bookstore.

This is a mockup of what we envision the hardcover will look like :)
This is a mockup of what we envision the hardcover will look like :)

The bilingual translation (Spanish and English) will enable a larger international audience to enjoy the story and our art. It epitomizes the global nature of our book's themes and our desire to cross boundaries to reach as many fans as possible.

D. Funding

Your contribution help us pay for the following costs of making Good Dream, Bad Dream.

  • 25% creation (our imagination, time, and effort)
  • 20% graphic design (layout and prepress)
  • 40% printing (we hope to have a first print run of at least 1,000 copies)
  • 15% freight (shipping the finished books to a warehouse)

E. Here are the rewards!

Creating cool art is what we like to do, so your assistance will be amply rewarded!

Pledge the following amount at each level and get these gifts from us :)

"Ally": +$5
A e-book PDF of Good Dream, Bad Dream + "Thanks" on our website and Facebook page.

"Hero": +$20
A book + limited edition postcard +  earlier level rewards.

"Avenger": +$25
An autographed book + earlier level rewards.

"Champion": +$50
2 signed books +  20 postcards + earlier level rewards

"Guardian": +$75
8 x 10 print +  earlier level rewards

"Conqueror":+$95
Poster +  earlier level rewards

"Tribute": +$145
We'll print "thanks" to you in the book +  earlier level rewards

"Victor": +$195
T-shirt + 2nd 8 x 10 print +  earlier level rewards

"Star": +$245
Color drawing of you with a hero + earlier level rewards

"Superstar": +$495
Color drawing of you with a hero and a villain +  earlier level rewards

F. Conclusion

Thanks for looking and telling your friends about Good Dream, Bad Dream!

With your support, we will post updates frequently, showing sketches and the progression of each spread. Then you'll get a marvelous book in your hands by October 2014.

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiberumDonum

Portfolio on Behance: www.behance.net/LiberumDonum

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/liberumdonum

www.liberumdonum.com

Risks and challenges

We're kind of like the Avengers or Justice League. There are 7 of us on 2 continents: if one teammate has a problem, the rest can shoulder more responsibilities!

So while an unforeseen weather problem may swallow our office computers, we'll backup in the cloud, and give you our solemn promise: we'll finish this story will your help!

We plan to work with a dedicated book printer (which has professional publishing clientele) and equally reputable American distributor (with a top track record). Therefore, after you get your copies first, Good Dream, Bad Dream shall be available to any store or website that wishes to offer it.

But remember, only our prized Kickstarter backers will enjoy all the cornucopia of extra goodies listed above!

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