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Help us print a graphic almanac of 2013's high impact world news.
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Daily Earth Post: World News Illustrated

We take world news stories from objective sources and illustrate them like a comic book.  Revisit some of the world's most historic events in over 130 pages of hand drawn content with never before seen material exclusive to this book.  The 8.5 x 11 book will be available in hardcover and softcover formats. 

Commemorate 2013 with this masterfully illustrated world news almanac.  Echoes of the U.S. financial crisis crippled cities like Detroit and Stockton; JPL's mars rover Curiosity discovered evidence of ancient water on Mars; and continued tensions in Syria gave rise to all out civil war. 2013 stands as an epic moment in human history.

News needs to regain the human element

Today’s 24-hour news cycle spins world events into a cacophony of never ending blather. Talking heads distribute diluted bites of information disconnecting viewers from the humans actually involved on the ground. Fundamentally, news stories should be about the people. 

The Daily Earth focuses on the actual human story

The Daily Earth Post: World News Illustrated (2013) makes abstract and distant stories, like The Algerian Hostage Crisis, immediate and real through the power of art. Comics have the power to put you in the story.

 Art was the first form of communication and arguably the first news media.  When Neanderthals painted on walls, they depicted great hunts and other defining events of the Pleistocene. 

Go to DailyEarthPost.com to see a modern take on that quintessentially human news outlet. Like what you see? Contribute at the $25 level and receive your print copy of The Daily Earth Post: World News Illustrated (2013)!  

Why we need your support:

PRINTING: Quality printing is expensive. The costs associated with crafting a beautiful full color almanac are high, and we are artists not Scrooge McDuck.

QUALITY IMAGES: It takes time to make quality digital files. We are exacting in our standards and want to bring you the best product possible.

WEBSITE: We want to continue bringing you DailyEarthPost.com for free, and we know we can give you a better experience. We have partnered with StagHuntEnterprises.com to publish this book and are moving the Daily Earth Post to the new site.

VOLCANO LAIR: We can't work in a garage forever you know.

Together we can take the Daily Earth Post to new levels:

For the past years, this project has been fueled by passion.  We've been working nights and weekends to bring these comics to life. Your support means we can finally share this art as it was meant to be shared: as a printed book. 

Our Mission is to get objective news to as many people as possible.

We want you to feel a connection to the people affected by these events in order to raise awareness and activism. For only dollars, you can get your very own copy of the Daily Earth Post: World News Illustrated 2013 delivered to your door.  

In fact, it'll be there in time for Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza and the rest of the Holiday Season.  So be sure to pick up a copy for that special comic book lover in your life.

Our Dream: Making Current Events Fun for Students and Comic Lovers Everywhere

Our vision is to educate and engage people ignored by conventional news outlets.  

Have you ever seen a third grader reading up on the Egyptian revolution in the LA Times?  Neither have we.  When I was a kid I loved comics; we have a hunch kids still do.  

Illustrated news stories of 2013 will inspire children to investigate international discussions and become engage citizens.   For $250 you can sponsor a classroom reading set and keep democracy safe for the next generation.  

The Daily Earth Post is for more than students though.  Pictures submerge the reader in the story better than any other medium.  Why can't comic book lovers get their news illustrated?

Rewards:

Contribute at the $10 level and recieve a PDF of the Daily Earth Post: World News Illustrated (2013)

Contribute at the $25 level and recieve a Perfect Bound matte finish 8.5x11 softcover copy and a PDF of the Daily Earth Post: World News Illustrated (2013)

Contribute at the $39 level and recieve a Case Laminate Gloss finish 8.5x11 hardcover copy and a PDF of the Daily Earth Post: World News Illustrated (2013)

Contribute at the $60 level and recieve a Case Laminate Gloss finish 8.5x11 hardcover copy and a Contribute at the $25 level and a Perfect Bound matte finish softcover copy and a PDF of the Daily Earth Post: World News Illustrated (2013)

Contribute at the $100 level and recieve 1 of 5 original pieces of artwork found in the Daily Earth Post and a Case Laminate Gloss finish 8.5x11 hardcover copy and a PDF of the Daily Earth Post: World News Illustrated (2013)

Contribute at the $250 level and recieve and recieve a set of 10 hardcover copies for a classroom of your choice!  10 is not enough?  Then back this reward level multiple times until everyone in your classroom has a copy!  Plus get PDFs for the whole class.

Contribute $1000 if you believe in this project with all your heart.  We will list you as a contributor to our website.  When the Daily Earth Post becomes the World News powerhouse it is destined to be your name will still be there on our site for everyone to see.

The Future:

We have big dreams for the Daily Earth Post.  We want to develop a team of graphic journalists to make the Daily Earth Post a household name in the world of news and comics.  We want to continue bringing you the news YOUR way more consistantly.  Be part of something big.  Contribute today and help us get this organization off the ground with Daily Earth Post: World News Illustrated (2013)

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is getting the word out to everyone we know about this awesome book. Social media sites are our best friends -- especially Reddit.

Our capable team has set up accounts and distribution channels to print Daily Earth Post: World News Illustrated 2013 but we need money to get the wheels turning.

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