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Matt MartinBy Matt Martin
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Matt MartinBy Matt Martin
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About

The Story

The Original Character Design
The Original Character Design
The Evolved Character Design
The Evolved Character Design

The Forgetti Yetti is a story about a little abominable snowman creature who has trouble remembering everyday things.

"He ate some meatballs . . . but forgot the spaghetti. He even threw parties . . but forgot the confetti."

This poem follows him as he goes out to bravely explore the world. 

The Yetti's World. (a work in progress)
The Yetti's World. (a work in progress)

In the end, our Forgetti Yetti friend finds that there are a few things he will never forget - like his brother and sister, his mom, and his detti.

The Project

This is mine and my sister's first venture into the world of self-publishing, and we could not be more excited! I have so far been able to fund this project out of my own pocket, but we need your help in taking it to the next level of being professionally printed and bound in a 9"x9" hard cover book. Although many of the examples shown here are still in their sketchy infancy, the completed work will be fully illustrated and colored.

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I like to think of my writing style and approach as following in the footsteps of Dr. Seuss. I am sure that sounds a bit grandiose, but a guy can dream right? My goal is to pick up where he left off.

We are so excited at the thought of where this could go. This is the first project in our start-up studio. We have many more stories and ideas waiting in the wings. We are just trying to get our process worked out as we learn. We hope you will join us in this process, and we can't wait to share the journey with you!

Disclaimer

In many of my favorite cartoons, there are hidden jokes of a more adult nature. I have one such hidden joke in my poem that could cause offense:

"He travelled to every single place he could getti. Stayed in rooms that were roomy and sheds that were sheddi."

If the play on the word "sheddi" offends, please be aware that it is in my story. Also, as mentioned and pictured in the video, there is an illustration of the character with his backside facing the reader. Those are the only two spots that might cause alarm for some parents. Wanted to make everyone aware of this before backing.

How will the money be spent?

For a print of 750 books, we are looking at right around $3200 for the printing and shipping to us (full color printing is significantly more involved and pricey than black and white text printing). Then an additional roughly $750 to mail rewards out individually to our backers. (This figure is variable on the amount of backers we receive). If we reach our $4500 goal, the Kickstarter and Amazon credit card fees will take approximately 10%. So that is another $450. 

$3200(printing) + $750(distributing) + $450(fees) = $4400

Assuming we do not sell all 750 books through Kickstarter, we will be left with a supply of books to sell for investing back into the studio and to go towards marketing. 

Rewards

$1 - A heartfelt thank you. And we will forget to send you anything at all. (Includes free shipping worldwide).

$15 - Custom Yetti stickers and Post-It Notes (stickers for grown ups). Plus the Digital Download (PDF) of the book.

$25 - Hardcover (9"x9") First Edition of The Forgetti Yetti. It will come signed unless requested unsigned. Plus the Digital Download.

$40 - Two Hardcover (9"x9") First Editions of The Forgetti Yetti. Signed (unless otherwise specified by you). Plus the Digital Download.

$50 - Two Hardcover (9"x9") First Editions of The Forgetti Yetti. Signed (unless otherwise specified by you). The Custom Yetti Stickers and Post-It Notes. Plus the Digital Download.

$75 - One Yetti Figurine (approx. 4 inches tall, made of hard plastic, comes unpainted as a blank canvas that you and your kids can enjoy painting together). Two Hardcover (9"x9") First Editions of The Forgetti Yetti. Signed (unless otherwise specified by you). The Custom Yetti Stickers and Post-It Notes. Plus the Digital Download.

$100 - A one of a kind Artist Sketch drawn just for you and pulled straight out of our sketchbook! One Yetti Figurine (approx. 4 inches tall, made of hard plastic, comes unpainted as a blank canvas that you and your kids can enjoy painting together). Two Hardcover (9"x9") First Editions of The Forgetti Yetti. Signed (unless otherwise specified by you). The Custom Yetti Stickers and Post-It Notes. Plus the Digital Download.

3D Model
3D Model
An example of the 3D model after being printed.
An example of the 3D model after being printed.
 

Stretch Goals

My sister and I foam at the mouth at the idea of turning this story and other future stories into interactive apps for tablet and phone devices. The possibilities are so vast with modern technology, and we are hoping to explore those in the very near future. This project is a big step in our journey, and we hope we find the audience and support to help us make this first step a giant leap. Any additional funds would be put back into the studio and help fund future stories!

 

Thank you! We will never forgetti!

Thank you so much for your time and support. You will be highly valued in our eyes, as you will be the first readers and fans that our blossoming studio will gain. We will do our very best to deliver only the highest caliber of story and entertainment to you, our fans.

Visit Our Website!

Check out our website at theforgettiyetti.com and be sure to sign up for our email list for free goodies and sneak peaks along the way!

Thank you so much again!

Risks and challenges

This is our first book (of many more to come). Since this is our first go at it, it is tough to know what obstacles we will face. We think we have things figured out as best we can. My greatest concern is just going to be how the actual printing turns out. We have confidence in our printer, as the samples they sent us looked great, and their customer service was top notch.
If any unforeseen problems should arise, such as delays in printing or the illustration process, we will be prompt to update you and keep you in the loop.
We will deliver on our word. We will get those rewards out to you, our new and growing readers. We value each one of you greatly and are so overjoyed to have your support. We would not want to let you down. You are our friends with us on this journey. Thank you again for your confidence and support.

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