Short and sweet, this is a funding project to produce a hard back book of visual puns. I’m designing it in an 8.5” x 12” format to place on your coffee table, so that when friends come over waiting for the game to start or the pizza to arrive, they begin casually leafing through the book, and start to laugh. It’s fun for all ages, and I need your help to make it happen.
Punnies all started with a Catfish. When I work on storyboarding for animation, I regularly take a breather and create silly watercolor paintings (check out the rest of my stuff at http://www.llynsplace.com). When I decided to do a cat as a fish chasing his dinner – Catfish – I just couldn’t stop. I have been selling prints of these images at conventions for several years now along with my “Little Monster” books, but with my publishing in general, distribution has been a tough nut to crack. Getting the books I wish to create into the hands of the people I know would love them has been very difficult when you are the illustrator, writer, designer, and publisher and salesman (not to mention, I work full-time creating cartoons, like Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, Aladdin, Kim Possible, Earthworm Jim, and Curious George) this can be a daunting task. Help me create this book the way it needs to be done, while getting it to someone like you who will love it. And, if this Kickstarter works, I will be turned into a publishing fiend! I have so many books I want to create, especially in the pun department. Please get me started – I promise if we do this together I will not stop.
Note I’m planning the delivery date for February (and I mean the begging of February) for next year – so you can give it to your honey as a low calorie Valentine Day present instead of that box of chocolates.
My Project: A full color book 48 – 64 (and beyond depending on you) page, 8.5“x12” hardcover book of visual puns. The even pages will contain a full bleed illustration of the pun while the reverse will have the name of the pun (since you might not be able to figure it out) along with a silly poem to explain it. The entire book is my creation: illustrations, writing and design, yours truly, Llyn Hunter.
Who is it for? Everyone! I create my books to be read and loved by kids and adults alike, while this book is especially great for those evil punsters who we all know and adore.
What’s in it? My highly detailed watercolor illustrations and well-written silly pomes. Seriously, I write fun stuff. I hate tripping over bad meter, so I don’t write it. I can promise you will enjoy the writing almost as much artwork.
Why? Because I love to make people smile. It’s such a high to able to watch someone try to figure out a pun and then watch the “light bulb” go on with a laugh or a giggle when they figure it out. I would like to be able to share that kind of joy with as many people as I can. It’s just too much fun.
What happens if we make the goal? Here’s the cool part. If I make the goal, and we go beyond I will add additional pages and additional puns. Some of those puns will come from those who donate, and those Ideas will become part of the book.It’s all up to you! More donations means more puns! And we all want that!
Last 48 Hours - Down to the wire and we are very close. I'm hoping that there will be a surge in the last 48 for all those on Kickstarter that punch the "48 Hour Alarm Star" when they are cruising around the site. Note I plan to add a last minute incentive. For anyone who has donated to the project above the $25 dollar level I am going to do a raffle for a pun painting. So that all of you who have already donated above that level will be in the raffle, and those who join now can get in on it.
As the Kickstarter continues I am pinting more pages and creating more puns. I finished CROCK POT last week and am curently working on ROAD HOG. Make sure to check back every few days to see what is new!
• At $12,000 we can have 8 more pages (4 more puns)
• At $ 14,000 we can have another 8 pages (again 4 more puns)
If we are able to reach these points, depending on time and and what you would like, we can make the decision together whether to add more puns or a dust jacket.
Creative Commons stuff:
If you liked the music in my video it came from: Danzi: Wind Quintet Op 67 No 3 In E-Flat Major, 4 Allegretto by Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet and is licenced through the Crative Commons.
If you would like to have some of my artwork available through Creative Commons use this link: Free Use Animal Alphabet
Risks and challenges
Risks: There aren’t a lot. The book is currently completed to 32 pages. I’m hoping that you will provide the ideas for the extra images to make 48 pages, but believe me I have enough of my own to fill over 100 (and then some). As long as the base cost of $11,000 is made, the book will be produced, and in the mail no later than February of next year. If I can get it out to you sooner, I will. I have already produced three books with overseas printers and am pretty good with mass mailings, so I don’t foresee a lot of problems.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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