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ERF is a children's book about four friends at the dawn of time and their adventures in the primordial world.

ERF

ERF is a children's book about four friends at the dawn of time and their adventures in the primordial world.
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WHAT IS ERF?

ERF is the story of four friends at the dawn of time; Figwillop, KWAAAH!, the Booper, and Erf himself, and their adventures in the primordial world of long ago. The four take their first nervous steps out of the ocean and onto the shore, and are soon exploring the exciting new lands beyond. But danger lurks in the prehistoric jungle, and soon our heroes come face to face with the mighty and terrifying Colossux . . . An evolutionary tale of love and loyalty for children aged four and up.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Garth Ennis is a British comic book writer living and working in New York. Best known for the Vertigo series Preacher, his other credits include The Boys, Battlefields, Crossed and a successful run on Marvel Comics' The Punisher. He has won the Eisner award for Best Writer.

Rob Steen is the illustrator of the children’s book series Flanimals, written by Ricky Gervais. Other work includes The Things in Ted's Head and Elephantmen. Flanimals of the Deep won the Galaxy Award in the UK for Best Children’s Book.

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

This project will fund the print publication of the children's book ERF. The book will be a hardcover, 8" x 10", 48 pages in full color. We're looking at a printing of 1,500 to 2,000 if successful. Any extra raised would go to increasing the print run and promotion. The script is finished and about five pages of art are complete with the rest at varying stages of pencils. After some initial interest from publishers, we chose to self-publish and make this as a Kickstarter project to keep creative control and publish the story we really wanted to tell, and we think kids will love. As an established and successful writer for adults, this is Garth Ennis's first foray into the world of children's books. Fans of his comics may be surprised to find his strength for writing about friendships and loyalty translates into a perfectly age-appropriate and touching children's book.

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    A copy of the book ERF and your name on the "Special Thanks" page. (Please add $10 for international orders)

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    A signed and numbered copy of the book ERF and your name on the "Special Thanks" page. There will be a total of 750 signed and numbered books, 620 in this reward. (Please add $10 for international)

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    An ERF magnet, bookmark, sticker, 5 downloadable coloring pages of the the black and white line art, plus an unsigned copy of the book ERF. (Please add $10 for international shipping)

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    An exclusive 8.5" x 5.5" signed ERF print, a signed and numbered copy of the book ERF, and your name on the "Special Thanks" page. (Please add $10 for international)

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    A signed copy of the script by Garth Ennis, exclusive 8.5" x 5.5" signed print, a signed and numbered copy of the book ERF, and your name on the "Special Thanks" page. (Please add $10 for international)

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    ERF T-Shirt! (available in men's and women's sizes S,M,L,XL, and kids and toddlers), plus the exclusive 8.5" x 5.5" signed ERF print, ERF magnet, bookmark, sticker, an signed copy of the book ERF, and your name on the "special thanks" page. (Please add $15 for international shipping)

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    An original sketch of one of the characters in your signed and numbered copy of the book ERF, an exclusive 8.5" x 5.5" signed print, and your name on the "Special Thanks" page. (Please add $10 for international)

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    A page of original art from the book (b/w pen and ink on bristol board), an exclusive 8.5" x 5.5" signed print, a signed and numbered copy of the book ERF, and your name on the "Special Thanks" page. (Please add $10 for international)

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    The original art from the limited edition print (b/w pen and ink on bristol board), an exclusive 8.5" x 5.5" signed print, a signed and numbered copy of the book ERF, and your name on the "Special Thanks" page. (Please add $10 for international)

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    Have yourself, a friend, or family member drawn into the background of a scene in the book, an original sketch of one of the characters in your signed and numbered copy of the book ERF, an exclusive 8.5" x 5.5" signed print, and your name on the "Special Thanks" page. (Please add $10 for international)

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    THE WHOLE LOT! Have yourself, a friend, or family member drawn into the background of a scene in the book, the original signed cover artwork (11" x 17" pen and ink on bristol board), a copy of the script signed by Garth Ennis, one signed and numbered copy of the book ERF with an original sketch of one the characters, one unsigned book, exclusive signed 8.5" x 5.5" print, ERF T-Shirt, magnet, sticker, bookmark, downloadable coloring pages, and your name on the "special thanks" page. - (Please add $15 for international shipping)

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