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A children's book about aspirations, harsh realities, and velociraptors.
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Backstory:

I know, I know. Every kid loves dinosaurs, especially Velociraptors. But you can't begin to grasp the undying obsession my son has with them. For the better part of four years, I've been constantly inundated with facts, myths, and borderline compulsive tales of the Jurassic by my six year old. 

Interior Art by Nicolas Touris
Interior Art by Nicolas Touris

Now, while I've dipped my toes into the proverbial pond known as children's books (see I Can't Stop Tooting: A Love Story) this is only my second attempt at creating a thought provoking and inspirational piece of children's literature. 

Farts, Dinosaurs, I know I'm attacking hard-hitting topics here. You gotta go for what people dig though, right?

Anyway. My background in creating stories comes from the seven years I have been making comic books. I've written 15 books, self-published two, and successfully crowdfunded four of them. So I'm confident in my abilities to deliver a riveting, and only slightly immature, story.

Interior Art by Nicolas Touris
Interior Art by Nicolas Touris

While the majority of the material that I write is intended for adults, i thoroughly enjoy making kids (especially my own) laugh until they pee. I also possess a strong desire to instill  a moral compass in each of my children that they will carry into adulthood, and I generally do that through my storytelling. 

This book is no different.

Are there dinosaurs? Yes.

Is there humor? Duh.

But it's also about looking beyond the harsh words of your peers and seeing a person for who they truly are. For understanding that there will always be someone who has something negative to say about everyone, and that those harsh words probably don't tell you everything you need to know about someone.

Interior Art by Nicolas Touris
Interior Art by Nicolas Touris

The Great Raptor Captor is a full-color, hardcover book written by Garrett Gunn with art by Nicolas Touris and letters by Hde.

What We Need Money For:

Making books isn't cheap and this one is no exception. 75% of the funds raised in this campaign go directly to paying for the production of the book (edits/lettering) and printing.

Meet The Creative Team:

 Garrett Gunn -  An occasionally talented writer, Garrett Gunn is the creator and writer of The Great Raptor Captor. He has been published twelve times and currently writes numerous titles for a variety of independent publishers. Some of his other works include Franklin and Ghost, The Boxmasters: A Twisted Tale Through Time, Go West, The Fear Diaries, and Days to Come

Nicolas Touris -  For those of you who don’t know of Nicolas Touris, he is most likely one of the most creative and insanely talented people in independent comics. He has drawn a handful of amazing titles (including five of my own) and continues to impress not only myself but other creators and readers around the world. 

Hde -  HdE is a UK based comic book letterer with fonts coming out of his ears. And nose. He's slapped typefaces on books for Big Dog Ink, Source Point Press, Action Lab and more, and fronts a show about video games on YouTube called 'HdE's Totally Unoriginal Gaming Show.' Whattaguy! 

Risks and challenges

As someone who has done this a couple times, I am more confident than ever that we have established a team of professionals who are dedicated to bringing you the most incredible and entertaining work we can. I hope you will support our project and join me in sharing more of this story with the world.

THANKS!

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