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From the disappearance of Amelia Earhart to Lincoln's secret gnome friend, this art book depicts history's most mysterious influencers.
From the disappearance of Amelia Earhart to Lincoln's secret gnome friend, this art book depicts history's most mysterious influencers.
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Let's independently publish this amazing story & illustration book! It's the best idea since Tom Selleck's mustache. 

Captain Trouvier's Chronicles of Forgotten History and Bewildering Events will be a book full of some of history's most famous triumphs, mysteries, and people…with a twist. In this book, which I will have supposedly found and transcribed, Captain Trouvier is a french time traveller who has collected many shocking and controversial stories about our world, bizarre and sometimes unsettling truths that we never suspected. For instance, the Great Wall of China was built to separate a dragon and a sasquatch, Abraham Lincoln wore his famous top hat to conceal a gnome, and Benjamin Franklin's lightning experiment involved an encounter with a very short tempered fairy.

As my first attempt at self-publishing, this book will be a dream come true for me. It will make it possible for me to have a keystone piece in my body of work, enabling me to better demonstrate my skills as a storyteller and illustrator. This is the concept I've been waiting for, and I need your help to dedicate my full attention to this endeavor for a few months and let you share in the success by being the first people to ever receive a copy. 

Risks and challenges

I have reserved a table in Artists Alley at Heroes Con 2013, June 7-9. This is my first time ever doing anything like this, and I am determined to have the book in-hand to present to potential customers and publishers at that time.

Having this book for that event would mean the world to me, and I won't let ANYTHING get in the way of my production schedule, short of unforeseen catastrophes beyond my control.

I have calculated that each "chapter" of roughly 20 chapters should take about 3 - 5 days to complete on a relaxed schedule, and sooner if all is going according to plan.

This should mean the art is ready to go to print in more than enough time for me to print our amazing book, and get them to everyone so we can all enjoy it together before my big "debut" at Heroes Con!

In the event that I can't make the deadline due to delays or unforeseen events, everyone will be updated accordingly about the progress of the project, and informed of any changes in the delivery schedule.

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    For $5, I'll send you a personalized postcard featuring an illustration from the finished book!

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    Your name (or any name you pick) will be included in the "special thanks" section for special donors, as well receiving a 8.5"x11" framable archival print of selected pieces from the final book, a paperback copy of the final book, and the e-book.

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    Inclusion in the "Founding Contributors" list, two archival 8.5"x11" prints of any two selected pieces from the final book, e-book, AND two paperback copies.

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    Special limited edition hardcover version of the book, of which there will only be twenty created, and all previous rewards.

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    For someone contributing so signifcantly to the goal at hand, they will receive all previous rewards, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with me creatively on the creation of one section of the book, bringing your very own Preternatural happening to life. This also comes with a special dedication at the front of the book.

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