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A book about beginnings, endings, and everything in between – for the kid in all of us.
A book about beginnings, endings, and everything in between – for the kid in all of us.
A book about beginnings, endings, and everything in between – for the kid in all of us.
151 backers pledged $5,676 to help bring this project to life.

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My name is Mike,

I’m an illustrator from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I’m ready to release my first children’s book, The Line.

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The Line is about beginnings and endings. With each page turn the simple black line takes on new shapes and encounters colors.

Once upon a time, I made a line.
It was simple, straight, and fine.
There were others like it,
But this one was mine.

What starts as a simple, straight line quickly becomes much more.

Your line

My plan for this story is much bigger than me. It is meant to be widely understood yet remain personal to each reader. While the story has a conclusion, readers will also have the opportunity to draw their own.

It went on, and on.
Then on, and on.
Until it was no longer,
The line I had drawn.

An early version of the line was recently read to first, second, and third graders. The students were quick to fill several folded 8.5x11 sheets of paper with their very own lines. My goal is to accept submissions from readers of all ages and share them with the world.

 

 

 

Bottom line

I want the world to read this book. First, I want you to read this book and share it with someone.

I'm on Kickstarter to build an audience and take my book to print. Funds raised will go directly to the printing and shipping of The Line. I have a printing company chosen and ready to go.

Book specifications

  • Case (Hardcover) 14 pt. matte
  • Spot uv Size: 11x7 inches (width x height)
  • 105 lb. uncoated internal pages
  • Full color

Thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

The book is designed and ready for print. The only potential challenge is a delay in the printing and shipping process. I will be working with a printer overseas. Printing and shipping can take between 6-8 weeks. I will keep backers posted with continuous updates throughout the process (when I send to print, approve the proof, books are shipped, books are mailed to readers, etc).

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    THANK YOU

    A line-inspired thank you postcard and pleasure of knowing you helped get The Line in front of readers.

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    THE BOOK

    1 copy of The Line for you!

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    THE BOOK - SIGNED COPY

    1 copy of The Line signed by the author and illustrator for you!

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    TWO BOOKS

    2 copies of The Line for you.

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    TWO BOOKS - SIGNED

    2 copies of The Line signed by the author and illustrator for you!

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    YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK

    1 copy of The Line for you.

    Your name will be included in the "special thanks" section of each copy of The Line.

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    ME READING MY BOOK TO YOU

    I will come to your home, classroom, office, or treehouse (you name the place) and read The Line (US only).

    Up to 30 books signed for the audience.

    Option to have your name included in the "special thanks" section of each copy of The Line.

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