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Space-Rover's journey through the galaxies launches with this full-color, 42-page children's book! Book 1 in a new series.
Space-Rover's journey through the galaxies launches with this full-color, 42-page children's book! Book 1 in a new series.
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Help publish Book 1 in the new Children's Book series: The Fantastic Adventures of Space-Rover! Kids will love the story of the galactic clash between Space-Rover and the Dark Shark, with the fate of an entire planet of Cosmic Bunnies relying on the legendary Space-Rover.

A 42-page, full-color children's book, hand-painted, traditional art: pencil, ink, and watercolor. 

Help future explorers get a glimpse of the stars as they travel with Space-Rover and his trusty ship and computer to new and exciting planets.

The Space-Rover children's book campaign will fund the start of a children's book series that will be shared with kids through library events and conventions. Throughout the year, I teach comic book, art and writing classes encouraging kids to write and publish their stories. At these events, I share free copies of my books and talk about the creative and publishing process. If successful, this Kickstarter will launch the new series that will join the line-up for these classes. 

Help Launch Space-Rover into New Galaxies and Adventures!

UPDATE: Reward Level Updates - $75 level now available for REPLICA SPACE-RAY BLASTER! 

$100 level PAMPERED PET now includes a custom-built space-ship for your pet to play in! The safest and most photographic way for your pet to pretend to be Space-Rover!

Sample of Completed Pages:

Sample Painted Pages
Sample Painted Pages

A few of the Reward Options you can enjoy:

$12 Support Level - A signed copy of the completed book!

$25 Support Level - Book and Autographed Sketch Card Inserts, 5x7 pencil and ink on bristol

$40 Original Caricature Painting: The book and 1 original caricature painting of you or a friend or family member in my Vertically Challenged Artwork style. These are popular requests at the conventions I attend and lots of fun to draw and paint! (Samples Below)

A VCA fan with a custom caricature of himself and his wife as the Doctor and his Companion, to hang in their baby's nursery.
A VCA fan with a custom caricature of himself and his wife as the Doctor and his Companion, to hang in their baby's nursery.
A fan commissioned a caricature of comics legend Stan Lee with some of his creations and had Stan sign the painting at a comic con.
A fan commissioned a caricature of comics legend Stan Lee with some of his creations and had Stan sign the painting at a comic con.

 $75 Support Level - Receive a Custom Space-Ray Replica hand-crafted and painted by artisan L. Thomas, of StudioLTD, for the Space-Rover Project! Comes with 2 signed copies of the book!

$35 Support Level - Signed book and (2) 11x17 Exclusive Artwork Posters of Space-Rover's Space-Ray Collection featuring a different set of blasters on each poster. Some of these space-rays are featured in Book 1, and most of them are also available as life-sized replicas at the $100 reward level!

Initial Penciling for Space-Ray Poster 1
Initial Penciling for Space-Ray Poster 1

$100 Support Level - A custom built space-ship for your pet to play in! Plus books and an original watercolor painting of your Pet in the style of the Space-Rover Universe! Want to see what a planet ruled by your cat looks like? This is the best way.

Concept Art of the Spaceship Playhouse (Cat Version)
Concept Art of the Spaceship Playhouse (Cat Version)

More Reward Levels: Original Artwork, Get a Planet Named after You in the Space-Rover Universe, Signed Books, Special Presentations and more!

Risks and challenges

The book is complete with all artwork (drawing and painting) already done. All that's left is to have it published and shipped.
Rewards, including original artwork and custom space-rays, are all completed!
I have two past Kickstarter book projects that were successfully funded and shipped to backers. I'm familiar with the fulfillment process and you can support this project with confidence based on that experience.

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    Thanks for the support! Every backer helps Space-Rover's launch. You'll get updates about the project, insider look at art and previews

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    E-BOOK and SKETCH CARD LEVEL:

    Enjoy the book electronically on your tablet or computer with space-age technology!

    plus, 1 Sketch Card, 3x4 pencil sketch of a Space-Rover series character.

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    GET THE BOOK LEVEL!
    1 Signed copy of the Space-Rover book
    + Every backer at this level or higher will have their name listed in the Thank You section of the book.

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    BOOK AND SKETCH CARD LEVEL:

    1 Signed copy of the Space-Rover book

    + Exclusive Sketch Card, 5x7 original artwork, blue pencil on bristol board, featuring Space-Rover scenes and characters.

    + Every backer at this level or higher will have their name listed in the Thank You section of the book.

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    BOOK AND EXCLUSIVE ART CARDS!
    1 Signed copy of the Space-Rover book
    + Exclusive Art Card Insert, 5x7 original artwork, pencil and ink on bristol board, illustrated and signed by the author/artist
    + Every backer at this level or higher will have their name listed in the Thank You section of the book.

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    BOOK AND EXCLUSIVE SPACE-RAY POSTERS!
    +1 Signed copy of the Space-Rover book

    + Exclusive Artwork Posters of Space-Rover's Space-Ray Collection. Technical line-drawing artwork of each space-ray with descriptions of their functions. (2) 11x17 posters signed by the artist feature a different set of blasters on each poster.

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    CARICATURE PAINTING LEVEL:
    Cartoon Art of You, Your Family or Friend
    +1 Signed copy of the Space-Rover book

    + 1 original caricature painting of you or a friend or family member.

    Want to see yourself or a friend drawn as a superhero? Wondering what a space-traveling version of yourself looks like? Get an original painting of a cartoon version of yourself in my Vertically Challenged Artwork style. These are popular requests at the conventions I attend and lots of fun to draw and paint!

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    BOOKS AND ORIGINAL PAINTINGS LEVEL
    2 Signed Copies of the Space-Rover book
    + Original Artwork, painted, ink and watercolor on 5x7 bristol board.
    + Every backer at this level or higher will have their name listed in the Thank You section of the book.

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    SPACE-RAY LEVEL! Replica Space-Ray Blaster
    2 Signed Copies of the Space-Rover book

    + Custom Space-Ray Replica from Space-Rover's space-ray vault:
    (These one-of-a-kind space-ray replicas are works of art, suitable for display. Each one is hand-crafted and painted by artisan Linda Thomas, of StudioLTD, for the Space-Rover project.)

    + Line-Drawing Poster of Space-Rover's Space-Ray Collection. 11x17 artwork signed by the artist.

    + Every backer at this level or higher will have their name listed in the Thank You section of the book.

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    PAMPERED PET LEVEL!
    2 Signed Copies of the Space-Rover book

    + Custom Original Painting of Your Pet in the style of the Space-Rover Universe. Want to know what a planet inhabited by your favorite cat looks like? This is the easiest way.

    + A custom-built Spaceship sized for Your Pet! That's right, your dog, cat, hamster, skunk, ferret, etc. can have its very own spaceship to play in, modeled after Space-Rover's famous galactic transport. The ship will be painted and sent to you ready for easy assembly. Note: Some size restrictions apply. This reward level not available for owners of pet elephants, horses, water buffalo, and similar-sized animals. Contact creator to discuss options.

    + Every backer at this level or higher will have their name listed in the Thank You section of the book.

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    AUTHOR APPEARANCE LEVEL
    Author Appearance/Presentation: I'll show up at your Library/School/Class/Bookstore/Treehouse and do a live presentation about the fantastic adventures of books and publishing. We'll talk about telling YOUR story, getting published, art, and dogs in space!
    + 2 signed copies of Space-Rover donated to your library or bookstore.
    + I do a few of these presentations each year and enjoy them immensely.
    + Every backer at this level or higher will have their name listed in the Thank You section of the book.

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    YOU'RE A PLANET! A planet in the Space-Rover Book Universe will be named after you, your child, or your pet and featured in Space-Rover: Book 2
    + Includes 2 signed copies of Book 1

    + Includes 2 signed copies of Book 2, advance copies upon completion

    +Includes 1 of each of the rewards listed at most other levels: including (1) space-ray blaster, (1) custom-built space-ship for your pet, (1) original painting of your pet, (1) sketch art card insert, (2) space-ray collection posters!

    + Every backer at this level will also have their name listed in the Thank You section of the book.

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