They were out of this world, and now nearly gone from it! Living creatures beyond your wildest dreams. Amphibians you can see through with ease. Mammal dragons with scales, their babies on their tails. Yes they really exist- but for how long? Many of Earth’s most spectacular species are disappearing without so much as an introduction- many people DON"T EVEN KNOW they exist. How can we learn more about these incredible beings, and help preserve them? As an artist who cares deeply about the planet, I felt compelled to create a book to help do just that!
Last Chance Earth coloring book will educate the world about these amazing lesser known endangered creatures featuring over 26 animals, plants and insects that stir the imagination. We all know the plight of the elephant and rhino- but what about the pangolin and red shanked douc?? Not only are some of these hidden species the most fascinating and unusual on Earth, they are also among the most endangered, and deserving of our attention!
This 60 page coloring book will serve as an interactive encyclopedia to inform, inspire and preserve. In addition to beautiful illustrations there are detailed information pages all about each species- including their appearance, special abilities, life habits, threatened status and conservation. Whether you are a beginning wildlife lover or seasoned conservationist, there is something new and unusual to discover!
Why a coloring book?
I found out from my previous Nikola Tesla Coloring Book that coloring is a fantastic way to really engage and learn the stories, in this case of these unique species. Creating art and coloring relax and connect us to our deepest intuitive powers. Being in nature and coloring are the most popular meditation alternatives in today's stressful world. In this book, you can do both. Adults and children alike will enjoy using this book- as the coloring tests have shown!
All about the books
- 60 pages total! 26 species + 26 info pages + title, reference and activity pages
- Printed on high quality 50% recycled FSC heavy art paper
- Info pages include description, origins, habits, endangered status & conservation
- 8.5 x 11" books will be 'perfect bound' with a flat spine
- Species coloring guides are included with any physical book tier!
- Appropriate for all ages- first grade through adult!
Help a dream come true
This is a unique book on a subject I am passionate about- planetary stewardship and preserving our precious biodiversity. Like my previous Kickstarter funded Nikola Tesla Coloring Book, it will fill an educational niche, giving these lesser known endangered species the higher profile they deserve!
In order to make this the best book it can be, I need your help. Creating a 60 page coloring book encyclopedia is no small task. To cover the cost of many months of research combined with printing, publishing, packaging and promotion I am turning to the community. Last Chance Earth will only be completed if the campaign receives 100% of its goal, funded by caring backers like you. I feel that this is a unique opportunity to bring to market a book that not only educates and inspires but brings visibility and hope to Earth’s creatures on the brink of extinction.
Please share and support this project and help color in a piece of Earth history. Thank you so much!! ~ Niffer Desmond
ADD ONS (New!)
- 3 x 4” Corpse Flower Art Magnet- $10
- 8.5 x 11” Axolotl Art Print- $10
- Tote Bag with Birdwing Butterfly Art (100% Cotton)- $20
- Last Chance Earth T-shirt in your size!- $27
- Nikola Tesla Art Print - $10 (NEW!)
- Nikola Tesla Coloring Book- $12 (NEW!)
- Tesla T-shirt in your size! $24 (NEW!)
THOSE OUTSIDE THE U.S. or Canada: Please add $15 to your total if you're adding at least one book or shirt. Keep scrolling down to see more art, future plans and the rewards!
ADD-ON INSTRUCTIONS: To add one or more Add-Ons to your pledge, follow these steps: Press the “Manage Your Pledge” button above.If you have not pledged yet, it will say “Back This Project.”
Increase your pledge in the “Pledge Amount” box by the total of the Add-Ons you want to add. Do not change the tier you are currently pledged at, unless you also want to change it while you are on this screen. If you do want to change your tier, you will then need to add the total of your add-ons onto the amount of the new tier you choose.
After the end of the Kickstarter campaign you will receive a survey that will allow you to tell us what you chose for your Add-Ons.
PLEASE NOTE: All add-ons require a base pledge to be at the $36 Book Plus tier and higher. Prices include (free) shipping within the U..S. This means you can ONLY get these Add-Ons IF you've already pledged at the $36 level or higher. You can adjust your pledge to that.
*NEW* Stretch Goals!
- $7,200 Books will have perforated, removable book pages!! UNLOCKED!
- $8,000 Books will include animals masks and 3D fold ornaments!
- $10,000 All of above & EVERY backer also gets a postcard set!
For a stretch goal I would like to make tear out, perforated pages in the books. (More about this later.) Also I would like to place these books in educational programs like schools, museums, and environmental programs as they will be excellent teaching tools. My previous Nikola Tesla coloring book has been included in school curriculums.
Once the books are printed I intend to give back further with a percentage of retail sales to organizations dedicated to saving these species. I cover many of them in my book that concentrate on the rarer species- for example WildAid, Defenders of Wildlife, Shark Stewards, Endangered Primate Rescue Center and the Center for Biological Diversity. I want to raise visibility and funds for the important work they are doing, using my art as a vehicle for awareness.
Choose from an awesome selection of rewards for every pledge level, from printable coloring pages to pre-orders of the coloring book to page dedications and fun giftable items like T-shirts, buttons and magnets.
About the Kickstarter process
- Kickstarter is a unique experience, differing from the online buying process. It is not simply a matter of choosing an item and buying a speedy arrival--you are joining in the adventure of creating this book project. The result will be a riveting coloring book that can be enjoyed, shared, or gifted for adults and children alike!
- The campaign has a limited time for people to pledge, in this case it will be 30 days between August 9th and September 7th. You can only contribute during this period while the campaign is live.
- A Kickstarter project will receive the money ONLY if 100% of the funding goal is met, in other words if I don't reach my goal then we don't get ANY of the pledged funds. This is why it is important to get out the word!
- There many different reward packages offered for different pledge amounts- some with multiple coloring books, t-shirts, and a lot more.
Risks and challenges
There are always challenges when creating something with deadlines- like unforeseen delays in printing or post. But rest assured, I will do our very best to get these books and rewards out to you by the holidays! This is my second coloring book on Kickstarter, and that previous success has helped me learn the ropes a bit. so I know the quality will be excellent. At the time of writing this I have over half of the book designed and drawn. These funds will give the resources and time to finish a beautiful book and deliver your rewards. Thank you for your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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