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Hello Beautiful Person!
****Hurrah! Elephabet reached its Kickstarter Goal! If you missed the pre-sale on Kickstarter, hop on over to my website www.bunnywithatoolbelt.com and join my mailing list. More copies of Elephabet will be available in late November******
I am working on a project that I plan to release in November, 2011. It’s called Elephabet, and will be an alphabet book featuring my handmade wood elephant sculptures. For each letter of the alphabet, I have chosen a word and am in the process of making one or more figures that embody that word. The back of the book will have a glossary so all of my portmanteaus will be explained, as well as some insight into the words I have chosen. Photographs of my sculptures will be used to make the book, a set of five 1" buttons, and a stop action animation. I will print this book in both softcover and hardbound, and every book will come with a dvd of the animation.
Everyone who pledges $5 or more will get a set of five elephant buttons. This is an image I made in Photoshop to show how the buttons will look. Since I haven't completed the original pieces for the project at this point, I don't know who will make the final cut, but they are guaranteed to be cute as a......button!
Here’s a stop-action animation I made last year featuring my dogs, just to put you in the mood. (Please note that it was the very first animation I ever made, so excuse any errors--look out for the boom box elephant!)
With the launch of Elephabet this November, I will also offer all of the original sculptures I made for this project for sale on the Bunny with a Toolbelt Etsy site.
Being a backer even at the $1 level means you get to join in on the fun! I will post updates here on Kickstarter at least once a week. If you're signed up to receive updates from this project, they'll magically appear in your email inbox and you can watch the project as it evolves.
This fundraising campaign will help me print a first edition run of books and dvds. I will also use a portion of the funds to commission an original piece of music for my animation and hire a professional photographer. Folks who pre-purchase their Elephabet books via this Kickstarter campaign get free shipping at the very least (non U.S. orders have to pay a teeny bit,) the limited edition five button set, and protection from a possible price increase when the book releases this November, so hop on board right now and help the Elephabets come to life!
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