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An illustrated book about the western and chinese zodiacs, featuring the imaginative artwork of Marlon Teunissen.
An illustrated book about the western and chinese zodiacs, featuring the imaginative artwork of Marlon Teunissen.
An illustrated book about the western and chinese zodiacs, featuring the imaginative artwork of Marlon Teunissen.
106 backers pledged €5,914 to help bring this project to life.

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 Do you have an interest in zodiacs, horoscopes, mythology and other awesome stuff related to these subjects? Then you have come to the right place! Welcome to my Zodiac Dreams project. So grab a drink, a snack, sit back and let me explain to you what it is all about:

About Zodiac Dreams:

Ever since I was little, I always had an interest in the zodiac. Secretly reading horoscopes in magazines and the like and taking their words with a grain of salt but somehow, like most people, I Always had this little voice in the back of my head saying "What if it is true?"

Finally in 2015, I started the Zodiac Dreams project. I wanted to create a series of artworks that feature animals and mythological creatures from not just the western zodiac, but the chinese zodiac as well. I wanted these artworks to become prints, postcards, stickers, magnets, keychains....but most of all I wanted to bundle them together in an artbook. The artbook will  be the main focus of this kickstarter since it demands the most funding and work. Aside from sharing my artworks of the zodiacs in this book, it will also include information about each sign wich explains their dates, mythologies characteristics and more.

However, the artbook won't be the only thing that you will help fund with this kickstarter. Below you can read what is available from the start. Depending on how successful this kickstarter will be, I might even be able to add in more merchandise and other cool things connected with the zodiac theme to the rewards.

                                                    The artbook

An example of an interior page from the artbook
An example of an interior page from the artbook

 

Photo of the prototype book
Photo of the prototype book

This is what this kickstarter is mainly all about. The book will be an 21*29.7cm (8.5x11”)  size, in landscape format, with over 24 brand new unpublished colour illustrations. There will be two parts. The first part will feature all the western zodiacs, and the second part will focus on the chinese zodiacs. Each illustration is accompanied with a seperate page about their meanings, myths and facts.

  • Hardcover
  • 56 pages ( Page number can go up depending on how succesful this kickstarter will be)
  • Full color
  • 21*29.7cm (8.5x11 inches) landscape size.

                                               Coloring Book

This is a mock up image of the coloring book. The actual cover image might change
This is a mock up image of the coloring book. The actual cover image might change

 

One of the coloringpages from the coloringbook
One of the coloringpages from the coloringbook

I am also collecting all of the artwork from the artbook into a 21 x 29.7cm (8.5x11 inches) landscape size paperback coloring book. This is a great way to experience the art by coloring it yourself! This coloring book will feature 24 coloring pages printed on thick and sturdy 150 grams paper that makes it perfect for coloring with different mediums. 

  • Perfect bound/softcover book 
  •  56 pages 
  •  Black and white 
  •  21*29.7cm (8.5x11 inches) landscape size. 
  •  150 grams paper

                                              The rewards

In addition to the books there are several neat items that can be added to your pledge such as:

Greeting Cards

In addition to the book, I’ve also decided to make all the illustrations into a series of greeting cards. They make great gifts! All greeting cards will be A6 (4.1x5.8") in size and are also printed on their back and can be used to send to a loved one, or to decorate your wall.

Stickers

Lovely sparkly stickers
Lovely sparkly stickers

A collection of cute chibi sticker versions of all the zodiac characters from my book. They are about 5-6 cm each (about 2-3 inches) and have a lovely sparkly finish.

Original pencil sketches

A sample of what kind of pencil drawing I can create for you in the book
A sample of what kind of pencil drawing I can create for you in the book

Want to make your copy of the book even more unique? Why not let me draw a pencil sketch for you inside the book of a zodiac sign of your choice!

Watercolor commissions

An example of a regular A5 sized zodiac watercolour commission
An example of a regular A5 sized zodiac watercolour commission

                                Or

Turn yourself into a zodiac chibi!
Turn yourself into a zodiac chibi!

I will add in a watercolor painting of a zodiac sign of your choice. You are also able to request zodiac themed watercolor painting of a chibi version of you, your pet, loved one or a friend. All these commissions are A5 sized (5.8x8.3inches)

Kickstarter only Limited edition print

A print featuring a drawing created especially for this kickstarter. The limited edition print will only be available to kickstarter backers and nowhere else in print form. Each print will be signed and numbered and be printed on thick 300 grams stock paper with gold foil accents. The print will be A4 (8.5x11 inches) in size

Original artworks

A few of the original artworks from the book that can be yours!
A few of the original artworks from the book that can be yours!

Why not get the real deal as well? The ultimate stretch goal "Supernova" let's you not only own the artbook and coloring book, but also all the extra rewards, including sketch and watercolor commissions AND one of the Original pencil drawings that were used in the book. When you place a Supernova pledge, you will receive coupon with a number between 1-24 wich depends on how fast you placed your order. With this coupon you can choose the drawing you like most after the kickstarter has been funded succesfully. The sooner you order the more choice you get, so it's first come first serve.

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Risks and challenges

The book is 90% done. All the artwork and designs are finished and we have also already found a printing company to produce the book for us. We even have a proof copy done already! It just needs a few final touches here and there to improve the final book, and the text will be checked by an professional editor for your reading pleasure.

We didn't want you all to have to wait months after backing this project until you even see a page of it. So barring any sort of unfortunate printer or shipping problems, you should be able to hold this book in your hands in June-July. I will be sure to update if there are any complications to provide some transparency to the process.

This is also not even the first time that I have self-published a book so I have experience in producing and shipping items. Please check the FAQ for more information about shipping.

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    Aries

    Every bit counts! You will get:
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    Scorpio

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    Superduper! You will get:
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    Capricorn

    A big thank-o-saurus to you! You will get:
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    - Your name will be put in the thank you page in the artbook
    - You will receive 1 signed and numbered limited edition print
    - You will receive 1 physical copy of the coloring book
    - you will receive 1 physical signed copy of the artbook
    - One zodiac sticker of choice ( Selection can be made post funding)
    - A set of two zodiac postcards of choice
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    Aquarius

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    - You will receive 1 signed and numbered limited edition print
    - You will receive 1 physical copy of the coloring book
    - you will receive 1 physical signed copy of the artbook
    - A pack of 5 zodiac stickers of choice ( Selection can be made post funding)
    - A pack of 5 zodiac postcards of choice
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    - You will either receive an A5 size watercolor drawing of a zodiac of your choice or let yourself get chibi-fied as a cute zodiac! ( Choice can be made post funding)

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    Pisces

    Awesomecakes! you will receive:
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    - 1 signed and numbered limited edition print
    - 1 physical copy of the coloring book
    - 1 physical signed copy of the artbook
    - You will receive a pencil sketch of a zodiac of your choice inside the book
    - An A5 size chibi commission of yourself as a zodiac or a zodiac in general of your choice
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    Supernova

    Thank you so much! Your generosity is only exceeded by your good looks! You will receive:
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    - Your name will be put in the thank you page in the artbook
    - 1 signed and numbered limited edition print
    - 1 physical copy of the coloring book
    - 1 physical signed copy of the artbook
    - You will receive a pencil sketch of a zodiac of your choice inside the book
    - An A5 size chibi commission of yourself as a zodiac or a zodiac in general of your choice
    - The full set of all 24 zodiac postcards
    - A pack of 12 zodiac stickers
    - One of the 24 Original artworks used in the artbook. ( first come first served. Selection can be made post funding )

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