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Benoit ChartierBy Benoit Chartier
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Benoit ChartierBy Benoit Chartier
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CA$ 1,478
pledged of CA$ 19,600pledged of CA$ 19,600 goal
53
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 29 2018 3:41 AM UTC +00:00

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The Booger Hunter's Apprentice Cover
The Booger Hunter's Apprentice Cover

Flintebetty Flonagan is just like any other little girl growing up in a strange world full of mythical creatures. That is, until the day she answers a wanted ad for a booger hunter's apprentice! That night, she will go on an adventure that will change her life!

Flin Flon's town
Flin Flon's town

While I was vacationing in Japan, I came in contact with an amazing illustrator named Juan B. Juan Oliver, and after seeing his art style, I couldn't help but imagine a story that would go along with it.

Flin Flon
Flin Flon

At the time, my son was only eight months old, and not very happy about getting his little bogeys removed from his nose by his mom. That was the jumping point for the story. What if mythical creatures had babies who couldn't get their babies' boogers out either? Who would help them out? What if a young girl became that person's assistant? How would she feel about all this? I spoke to Juan Oliver about this idea, and he was immediately drawn to the project. A few months later, the story was written and we had preliminary sketches for concept and interior.

the dragonite realms
the dragonite realms

Right now, M. Oliver is working hard on the final interior layout, and should be done around Christmas-time.

Our schedule is thus:

-Final interior illustration design by end of December.

-Final graphic design and placement by end of January.

-Promotion for the book all of February.

-Release in early March, with printing time reserved beginning of March

What are the costs entailed?

Printing 2000 English and 2000 French copies $10,708 

Shipping $1,200

Paying Juan B Juan Oliver $3,223.16 (2475$ American Dollars)

Paying Morgan Dunbar, graphic designer $1,000

Paying Pier-Adam Turcotte, Producer: $1,000

Paying Beverly Bambury, publicist: $2,500

Grand total: $19,631

First Panel, sketch interior
First Panel, sketch interior

 I'm very excited to bring you this cute, yet slightly dark story with a target audience of two-to-six year olds. In essence, it will remind you of the Dr. Seuss story "What Was I Scared Of?". I know you'll love reading and sharing this story as much as I did writing it. I thank you in advance for backing it.

Sketch cover
Sketch cover

Flintebetty Flonagan est une petite fille bien ordinaire, grandissante dans un pays fantastique rempli de monstres légendaires. Ceci, jusqu’au jour où elle répond à une annonce demandant une apprentie chasseuse de crottes de nez! Ce soir-là, elle aura une aventure qui changera sa vie!

The Booger Hunter's house
The Booger Hunter's house

 J’ai eu l’idée pour ce livre lorsque j’étais en voyage au Japon. Je suis entré en contact avec un artiste incroyable nommé Juan B. Juan Oliver, et après avoir vu son art, je n’ai pas pu m’empêcher d’imaginer une histoire qui pourrait l’accompagner.

Booger accomplished! Sketch art.
Booger accomplished! Sketch art.

À ce temps, mon fils n’avait que huit mois, et était bien malheureux de se faire ôter les crottes de nez par sa mère. Ce fut le point de départ pour l’histoire. Qu’est-ce qui se passerait si les créatures mythiques avaient des bébés, et ne pouvaient pas leur ôter leurs crottes de nez? Qui pourrait les aider? Que se passerait-il si une jeune fille devenait l’assistante de cette personne? Comment se sentirait-elle dans cette situation? J’en ai donc parlé à Juan Oliver, et il fut immédiatement attiré par le projet.

The Booger Hunter and Flin Flon
The Booger Hunter and Flin Flon

Quelques mois plus tard, nous avions l’histoire, les sketchs concept, et ceux de disposition intérieure. Actuellement, M. Oliver est en train de finaliser l’art intérieur du livre final, et devrait avoir terminé au temps de Noël.

Voici la chronologie du projet :

– Finalisation de l’intérieur du livre par la fin décembre.

– Finalisation de l’intérieur par la graphiste (placement des paragraphes) pour la fin de janvier.

– Promotion durant le mois de février.

– Impression des livres la première semaine de mars.

Le temps d’imprimerie est réservé pour tôt l’année prochaine, et le livre devrait sortir tout chaud de la presse en mars 2019.

Où vont les couts?

Impression de 2000 exemplaires anglais et 2000 exemplaires en français:10 708 $

Envoi par la poste : 1 200 $

Payer M. Juan B Juan Oliver 3 223,16 $ (2475 $ dollars américains)

Payer Morgan Dunbar, graphiste : 1 000 $

Payer Pier-Adam Turcotte, producteur : 1 000 $

Payer Beverly Bambury, agent publicitaire 2 500$

En tout et partout : 19 631 $

The defining moment.
The defining moment.

Je suis bien excité de pouvoir vous apporter cette mignonne et si peu sombre histoire pour un public entre l’âge de deux et six ans. Dans son essence, elle vous rappellera le livre de Dr Seuss : « What was I Scared Of? ». Je sais que vous aimerez lire et partager cette histoire autant que j’ai aimé l’écrire. Je vous remercie d’avance pour votre appui.

Risks and challenges

The two main challenges involved in this project are the completion of the illustrations and raising the funds to print the first four thousand copies. The illustrator is a reliable person who has worked in the industry for a long time, however, and that is not a problem. I've already published three books, and know the ins and outs. The other potential problem might be a strike by the postal system, but we've already thought of alternate shipping means, and whatever strikes might occur will most probably have been long resolved by the time the book is ready to ship.

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