WHAT'S ALL THIS THEN?
"There are wild things in the woodlands. I hear them howl at night. Strange things stalk the forest. They creak and croak and fight..."
FIREBUG! is a spooky and poetic tall-tale brought to you by writer, illustrator, internationally unfamous entomologist and all-round comedy gloomster R.T.Williams. It is the story of a fool who stubbornly seeks the monster in the shadows, the wild thing in the woodlands, the candle that flickers in the night.
Join me on the journey! I'm raising funds now to produce and distribute the comic, delux hardcover and all other FIREBUG! items. Successful funding would also allow me to take the first steps in producing a sequel. There is a pledge level for every budget and I've listed all the available FIREBUG! products below.
YEAH, WHATEVS. WHAT DO I GET?
Kind-hearted benefactors can buy themselves a slice of FIREBUG! heaven. The rewards are detailed below:
THE COMIC: 14.7 cm x 21 cm / 36 pages / cover 250 GSM silk + matt lam outer / inside pages 4/4 colour throughout, 120 GSM uncoated.
PDF/WALLPAPER: a PDF of the full story (35x25 cm, 72 pixels/inch) plus a unique FIREBUG! wallpaper. Delivered electronically. See http://www.swiveleyedloon.com/#!kickstarter/ciaa for resolutions.
POSTCARDS: 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm / featuring a hand-drawn, unique buggish illustration. The address and message will be left empty so you can send it to whoever you want. Or keep it for yourself.
HARDCOVER: 21.8 x 31 cm / 36 pages / hand-sewn bind hardcover / inside pages photo-quality colour, 170 GSM gloss.
LITTLE PRINT : Frame: 12.5 x 17.5 cm / images 7 x 11 cm / photo-quality 8 colour print. Signed.
BIGGER PRINT : Frame: 23.5 x 32.5 cm / images 12 x 17 cm / photo-quality 8 colour print. Signed, numbered.
INSECT CARICATURE: a bespoke paper construction. You'll need to provide a photo (of yourself or someone else) and be resistant to warm-hearted cartoony-criticism. Signed. Frame: 18.2cm x 13.3cm.
And to give you an idea of relative dimensions, here is the whole FIREBUG! collection (apart from electronic items).
A handy representation of the various reward levels can be found below. My heartfelt gratitude comes as standard.
Risks and challenges
As you can see, samples of all products have already been created so I am confident that everything can be produced as described, on budget.
Where items are hand-made (including all postcards) the production/delivery date will vary slightly depending on the number of orders. Due to this, I have given myself a little wiggle-room regarding delivery dates - and am planning that all orders will be dispatched by the end of September (delivered early October). Where possible, they will be dispatched earlier.
As mentioned above, I cannot commit to a deadline for the stretch goal yet.
- (33 days)