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A children's book about choosing an outfit, featuring they/them pronouns, and having your friends for dinner.
A children's book about choosing an outfit, featuring they/them pronouns, and having your friends for dinner.
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Wendell the Wendigo is searching for the perfect outfit to a dinner party—by going through everyone else's clothes. Things are exactly what they seem, and what’s obvious becomes even more so.   

This book normalizes the use of the pronouns they/them when referring to Wendell. This is an adult's children's book, which might terrify children, but is hilarious for adults.

The book has 28 pages of content, with extra end pages and doodles. It will be printed 8x10" softcover with perfect binding. 

Reward Tiers

 

  • The acrylic charms and postcards

Several reward tiers include pieces silkcreened by me. Silkscreen is a labor-intensive process in which you make a design on a transparent sheet of acetate, which is transferred onto a mesh screen using a light-sensitive emulsion and an exposing unit. Ink is then pressed through the screen onto your material. The result is a limited amount ("edition") of unique prints. There may be small inconsistencies across the prints, which is also part of the process. 

  • The 12x8" silkscreen print for Guest of Honor tier and above has variant editions with different colors. You will receive a print whose design looks like the one in the example image, but with color variations. An example image is below. 
  • The aprons are 23x15" with straps to tie around your waist. The straps are 34" long each (so your waist measurement should be under 80" around).  

 

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Stretch Goals

Previews for stretch goals will be updated by the weekend of whenever the goals are reached!

[HIT] At $2000 - Mousepads available as add-ons. Add $15 per mousepad to your pledge (for a physical book), or $20 if you pledged a digital tier. 

[HIT] $4000 - Free postcard included with every physical order. Undisclosed design, for the little surprises in life. 

At $6666 - Free stickers included with every physical order (Friends for Dinner tier and higher).

Stretch goals will be updated with preview images as the kickstarter continues. 

About the creator

Welcome to the table! I am Joy Yang, a New-York based illustrator interested in skeletons. Last fall, I created a body of work based on cannibalism, which I am delighted to share with you. Check out my work here!

Risks and challenges

I have prior experiences with self-publishing, packaging, and shipping. Backers will be informed of any delays in the process of this project, with issues resolved as soon as possible.

The art for this book, the charms, and the postcards are completely finished. The type's first pass has been done; I need to make edits to make it more readable. The limited edition silkscreen prints and aprons were also made prior to the launch of the kickstarter.

Thanks for the support! It means a lot to me. Feel free to message me on kickstarter, social media, or email.

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    An invitation to the table

    You will receive a Digital PDF & Epub copy of the book.

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    Early Riser

    You will receive a signed physical copy of the book.

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    Friends for Dinner

    You will receive an unsigned physical copy of Wendell the Wendigo.

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    Wendell

    You will receive a physical copy of Wendell the Wendigo, signed by Joy Yang; a charm, and two postcards.

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    • Wendell the Wendigo - signed
    • 1x 2" Charm Wendell
    • 2 4x6" Postcards
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    Double the Friends

    [Friends for Dinner Tier x2] You will receive two unsigned copies of Wendell the Wendigo

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    Guest of Honor

    You will receive a physical copy of Wendell the Wendigo, signed by Joy Yang; a charm, two postcards, and a limited edition 12x8" print, silkscreened by hand.

    Includes:
    • Wendell the Wendigo - signed
    • 1x 2" Charm Wendell
    • 2 4x6" Postcards
    • 1x 12x8" Silkscreen Print
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    A Perfect Outfit

    You will receive everything from "Guest of Honor" reward tier, as well as a limited edition—only 6 available, 5 for this tier—silkscreened waist apron, perfect for your cooking needs.

    Includes:
    • Wendell the Wendigo - signed
    • 1x 2" Charm Wendell
    • 2 4x6" Postcards
    • 1x 12x8" Silkscreen Print
    • 1x Silkscreened Waist Apron
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    Wendigo

    [Wendell Tier x2] You will receive two copies of Wendell the Wendigo, signed by Joy Yang; two charms, and four postcards.

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    • Wendell the Wendigo - signed
    • 1x 2" Charm Wendell
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    Host

    You will receive everything from "A Perfect Outfit" reward tier, along with a private in-book commission of Wendell choosing from your clothes, resulting in a one-time hardcover copy of the book. The spread will feature Wendell viewing a selection of your wardrobe, with the option to bring one small accessory into the final outfit.
    *The results of this commission are one-of-a-kind and will not impact the content of the books all other backers receive.

    Includes:
    • Commission inside book
    • Wendell the Wendigo - printed commission, hardcover, signed
    • 1x 2" Charm Wendell
    • 2 4x6" Postcards
    • 1x 12x8" Silkscreen Print
    • 1x Silkscreened Waist Apron
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Funding period

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