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A collection of oddFAUNA creature illustrations all in one little art book.
A collection of oddFAUNA creature illustrations all in one little art book.
251 backers pledged $10,415 to help bring this project to life.

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Do you like art books? Do you like strange and wonderful creatures? Well my friend, today is your lucky day!

Update: Hooray we've made our first stretch goal! Here are some new stretch goals to make this book as great as possible, plus some bonus treats for you!

About the project:

My name is Emma SanCartier and I'm a freelance illustrator, sculptor and the creator of all things oddFAUNA. For several years, I've been creating a world of cute, and sometimes a bit disturbing, creatures. These whimsical beasties have an offbeat sense of humor, often playing off of the idea that things aren't always what they seem. With your help, I'd like to put together a collection of these creations, compiling them into a charming full-color book.

i thought we were friends
i thought we were friends
don't be sad little sproutling
don't be sad little sproutling
Printing a full-color book isn't cheap, especially if you want to get the printing done in North America, which I do. After much searching, and with the help of my amazing graphic designer friend, Emma Wright, we've finally found a great printer that meets our needs. We will be able to print on high-quality FSC FSI certified paper in vibrant full-color. This Kickstarter campaign will help pay for this expense, and make it possible to create a truly beautiful book.

The book itself will be 96 pages, with a sewn perfect bound soft-cover, and will be the adorable size of 5" x 7.5 It will catalog over 20 individual characters, as well as include 6 of my mini-comics. To pledge at the $25 level is to pre-order a signed copy of your very own!

I’ve been really excited to put together an oddFAUNA book for a while now, and with your help, can finally make it happen!

REWARDS:

Limited edition prints:
all prints will be printed on heavy weight, cotton rag archival paper, and will come with a certificate of authenticity.

cover limited edition print
cover limited edition print
strange friends, 11x17 limited edition print
strange friends, 11x17 limited edition print
little trico limited edition colorway. these sculptures will be hand cast in gypsum and hand painted by me. stands just over 2" high.
little trico limited edition colorway. these sculptures will be hand cast in gypsum and hand painted by me. stands just over 2" high.
Ovok sculpture in cold cast bronze with turquoise patina (bronze powder and resin)
Ovok sculpture in cold cast bronze with turquoise patina (bronze powder and resin)

Original art from the book:

growsler 6x9 original watercolor illustration
growsler 6x9 original watercolor illustration
litte trico's are most annoying, 12x8.5 original
litte trico's are most annoying, 12x8.5 original
sisleflo, 14x9.5 original
sisleflo, 14x9.5 original
seedlings grow in the strangest way, 12.5x12
seedlings grow in the strangest way, 12.5x12

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my new project!


*background music courtesy of johnny_ripper

Risks and challenges

If we get funded, I can't imagine there being any problems in completing the project. The book is almost ready to go, the majority of the illustrations are finished, and we are working on the layout right now. We've sourced the printer, and gotten an accurate quote and timeline. I know that things don't always run as smoothly as we like, so I've added a little extra wiggle room so that we meet our goals on time.

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    A copy of the book! It will come to you signed and the first 50 pledges will also get a little beast sketch drawn right in their book. rawr!
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    2 copies, because 2 books are better than one. And it's nice to share. The first fifty copies will get a beast sketch drawn right in their book!
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    A copy of the book, and an 8.5x11 limited edition print of the cover illustration.
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    A copy of the book and an 11x17 limited edition print of the cover illustration.
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    A copy of the book and an 11x17 limited edition "Strange Friends" print.
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    Be immortalized in the world of oddFAUNA! You will have your name printed in the book as a special thank you for your support. You will also receive a trico beast sculpture in the limited edition colorway show to the left, a signed copy of the book, your choice of either of the 11x17 limited edition prints, a shout out, and a thank you card!
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    Bronze Ovok sculpture! A new version of my cold cast bronze sculpture with a turquoise patina! there will only be 15 of these beasties in this color variation. You will also receive a signed copy of the book, your choice of one 11x17 limited edition print, a shout out, and a thank you card!

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    One of the original watercolor paintings from the book itself! This backer level is for the 6x9 illustration titled "Growsler". Plus you'll get a signed copy of the book, a shout out, and a thank you card!

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    One of the original watercolor paintings from the book itself! This backer level is for the 9.5x14 illustration titled "sisleflo". Plus you'll get a signed copy of the book, a shout out, and a thank you card!

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    One of the original watercolor paintings from the book itself! this backer level is for the 8.5x12 illustration "little trico's are most annoying" Plus you'll get a signed copy of the book, a shout out, and a thank you card!

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    One of the original watercolor paintings from the book itself! This backer level is for the 12x12.5 illustration titled "seedlings grow in the strangest ways". Plus you'll get a signed copy of the book, a shout out, and a thank you card!

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    A custom creature original painting! choose an existing beast from oddFAUNA land, or send me a description of the beast that's been haunting your thoughts, and i will paint him up just for you. This custom illustration is for one creature on a white background in full color. You will also receive a signed copy of the book, a shout out, and a thank you card! hooray!

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