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Space-Rover, the astronaut dog, returns in his second children's book! The Prickly Planet adds new places, characters, and adventures!
Space-Rover, the astronaut dog, returns in his second adventure! The Prickly Planet adds new places, characters, and adventures!
Space-Rover, the astronaut dog, returns in his second adventure! The Prickly Planet adds new places, characters, and adventures!
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SPACE-ROVER AND THE PRICKLY PLANET!

Space-Rover is back in a bold new adventure! The cosmic canine returns in Book 2 as an old nemesis strikes back. This time, Space-Rover will need new friends to help him win the battle and save the day. Featuring new planets and characters, Space-Rover and the Prickly Planet is a fun adventure that continues the astronaut dog's trek across the galaxy. Full-color, 32-pages, with fun characters your kids will enjoy and remember.

Space-Rover Book 2 is the follow-up to the successful 2016 Kickstarter project for the first book in the series. It will also be my 4th Kickstarter project, with the previous 3 projects successfully funded and shipped to backers.

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Project Fulfillment:

I know what it takes to produce a book and ship it on time to the tremendous people who have invested time and funds into a project. As a backer of various projects myself, I know how exciting it is to receive a finished Kickstarter project that the creators are proud of and the backers are glad they supported. Thanks for looking and for supporting this next project. I am really excited to share it with you!

 

  • Get the Book! $15
  • Sketch Card Adventures! $5
  • Get Original Artwork! $50
  • Get Drawn Into an Adventure! $75 - original caricature painting with your child and Space-Rover on a mission
  • Book Bundle Library Builder Level  - 7 different books and Original Sketches! $100
  • Get Custom Galactic Donuts! $200
  • Ride in a Spaceship! $10,000

 Here's a sample of some of the rewards that went out for the Book 1 Kickstarter:

Rewards and Swag from the Book 1 Project!
Rewards and Swag from the Book 1 Project!

 

 

 

 

 

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Past Kickstarter Successes:

Space-Rover and the Prickly Planet is the follow-up to the successful 2016 Kickstarter project for the first book in the series. It will also be my 4th Kickstarter project, with the previous 3 projects successfully funded and shipped to backers on time.

Project Fulfillment:

I know what it takes to produce a book and ship it on time to the tremendous people who have invested time and funds into a project. As a backer of various projects myself, I know how exciting it is to receive a finished Kickstarter project that the creators are proud of and the backers are glad they supported. This is my goal on each of my projects. Thanks for looking and for supporting this new book. I am really excited to share it with you!

Risks and Challenges: Each of my projects has been ready to go at the conclusion of the kickstarter project. The immediate days after successful funding are used for confirming backer info, reward choices and fulfillment, and the books and rewards are shipped quickly.
If there are unforeseen emergencies that cause a delay in shipping the book and rewards, updates would be provided each week to share progress. However, having worked with the printer/publisher previously on Space-Rover 1, I'm confident they will provide the same prompt service for Book 2.

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    Every One Counts!

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

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    SKETCH CARD ADVENTURES!

    Backers at this level will receive 2 Space-Rover 2X3 sketch cards featuring never-before-seen adventures from Space-Rover's past. These cards are some of my favorite rewards to work on and are a great way to introduce young readers to the character. They're also a lot of fun to color!

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    GET THE BOOK

    GET THE BOOK LEVEL!
    1 Signed copy of Space-Rover book 2

    + 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

    BOOK AND EXCLUSIVE ART CARDS!

    1 Signed copy of Space-Rover book 2

    + Exclusive Art Card Insert, 1-of-a-kind, 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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    GET BOTH BOOKS - TWICE THE ADVENTURE!

    GET SPACE-ROVER BOOK 1 AND 2!

    1 signed copy of Book 2, and 1 signed copy of Book 1, the successfully-funded book from my last kickstarter project! A great intro to Space-Rover before you begin his second mission!

    + Free sketch card insert in each book, featuring scenes and characters from Space-Rover's other adventures.

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

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    ENOUGH TO SHARE...AND COLOR!

    BOOKS, ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, AND COLORING BOOK LEVEL!

    2 Signed Copies of Space-Rover book 2, give one to a friend!

    + Original Artwork, Painted, ink and watercolor on 5x7 bristol board.

    +New Space-Rover coloring book featuring exclusive scenes of Space-Rover's adventures to color and enjoy! The coloring book from the S-R Book 1 project continues to be popular with fans and young readers!

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

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    DRAWN INTO THE ADVENTURE!

    CUSTOM CARICATURE OF YOU OR YOUR CHILD WITH SPACE-ROVER!

    This is a great way to let young readers see themselves in an adventure with Space-Rover! Original custom artwork will be 8.5 x 8.5", fully painted and will feature your child exploring a new world or adventure with Space-Rover.

    A great personalized custom gift they will enjoy! These commissioned paintings are often requested at conventions and book signings by other Space-Rover fans and are always fun to create!

    +1 signed copy of Space-Rover Book 2

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

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    LIBRARY BUILDER!

    BOOK BUNDLE LEVEL!

    A Collection of All the books previously written and illustrated by Rick McGee and original sketches of each main character. Includes the new Space-Rover book and 6 extra titles:

    + 1 signed copy of Space-Rover Book 2.
    + 1 signed copy of Space-Rover Book 1
    + 1 Signed copy of Ramone Cologne comic book issue 1
    + 1 Signed copy of Ramone Cologne comic book issue 2
    + 1 Signed copy of Ramone Cologne comic strip collection 1
    + 1 Signed copy of Vertically Challenged the comic book
    + 1 Signed copy of Eleven Chickens in a Boat children's book
    + Original sketches of each main character from the 7 books

    Some of these titles are previous kickstarter books you may have missed, some are out of print and only available through this bundle level. A great way to collect or share past titles.

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

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    LOVE YOUR LIBRARY!

    For Local Libraries! Back the Book at this level and your local library will receive:

    1) 10 copies of the new book
    2) Presentation by Author/Illustrator - 1 hour presentation on topic of your choice. Choose from: art class, workshop on writing or publishing, or theme presentation (space, exploration, etc.)
    3) Meet and Greet Book Signing

    A great program for kids and families at your local library. Give attendees copies of the book and provide a fun presentation!

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK LEVEL!

    TAKE A PAGE OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK RIGHT OUT OF SPACE-ROVER'S BOOK!

    Backers at this level will receive 1 Original Page of Artwork from Space-Rover and the Prickly Planet! One 8.5" x 8.5" page on smooth bristol board featuring the original artwork drawn for this book. Shows original blue pencil and ink art, with notes and sketches made during creation of the book. A great collectible to frame and display with your copy of book 2, included with this reward level.

    +1 signed copy of Space-Rover Book 2

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

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    CUSTOM DONUTS LEVEL!

    CUSTOM DONUT LEVEL
    Donuts played a pivotal role in the first Space-Rover book and are sure to make an appearance in The Prickly Planet.
    Celebrate the arrival of your new books with the arrival of 1 dozen custom donuts to eat while you're reading! Customized for you, 12 XL donuts will ship directly to you with custom ingredients for a build-your-donut adventure, direct from a custom donut bakery selected especially for this reward level. Plus you get all of the extra bonus items here:

    + 1 signed copy of Space-Rover Book 2.
    + 1 signed copy of Space-Rover Book 1.

    + Guide to Galactic Donuts - a poster and an indispensable guide to doughy dessert options should you ever find yourself traveling through space while extremely hungry!

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

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    HITCH A RIDE ON A SPACESHIP!

    RIDE IN SPACE-ROVER'S SPACESHIP!

    Ever wondered what it's like for Space-Rover to soar among the stars and explore new planets?

    Curious about just how fast Turbo Speed is in the space-roving dog's custom cruiser?

    Now you can find out! Backers at this level will receive a ride in Space-Rover's spaceship and experience part of the cosmic canine's turbo-boosted lifestyle.* Passenger will receive a complimentary donut for the journey.

    *Legal Beagle Terms and Conditions: Due to gravitational differences between Earth and Space-Rover's galactic territory, Space-Rover's spaceship may not function exactly as depicted in the books.
    **Lift-off is not guaranteed due to weight differences and propulsion requirements that vary between typical Earth inhabitants and cosmic canines.
    ***Cosmic Canine College of Aeronautics and Space Exploration requires vigorous training in physically-challenging settings. As a graduate, Space-Rover is exceptionally qualified for his adventures. Non-graduates of the program should expect varying results even though flying in similar spacecraft.
    ****Pledge at this level is applicable to one passenger at a time, due to seating limitations on the spaceship.
    *****Cosmic Canine College of Aeronautics and Space Exploration and the author/illustrator will not be held liable for any accidents during the voyage. Unexpected wormholes or vortex cyclones, while planned for within our travel calculations, cannot be predicted precisely, and pose potential travel risks that would register somewhere on the scale higher than "rough turbulence" on a typical planet Earth airplane flight.
    ******Seat belts must be worn at all times. Helmets will be provided. Smoking prohibited. Drinking prohibited. Donut consumption allowed and expected.

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