The Plight of Humanatee
This half-human, half-manatee wants to humorously explore the struggles of humanity through t-shirts! Do you have hope for humanatee?
Hi everyone! My name is Tracy, and I'm trying to help get my *very* small art business, Atomik Cupcake Designs, into the public eye by offering some merchandise to sell.
WHAT IS IT?
My first project with this is called "Plight of the Humanatee," and features Hugh the Humanatee, half human, half manatee, engaging in humorous illustrations involving the plight of humanity. Clever? Eh? Eh? Here are some example themes:
"Humanatee help us all to be the best that we can." (prototype illustration is included here!)
"Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity. - P.T. Barnum" (Cultured reader themed illustration)
The quotes will be mostly inspiring, some of them by famous thinkers of the past, but some will also be funny (for example: I've lost my faith in humanity). The Plight of the Humanatee illustrations will be marketed in the form of none other than... humanatee-shirts! I'm sorry, there's a lot of puns here.
WHAT IS THE GOAL?
There are two goals behind this project; the first is, of course, to raise enough money to create and sell these shirts so that I can afford to continue creating more inventory for Atomik Cupcake Designs (more t-shirts, digital programs, price of making prints, etc.).
But, the second reason is far more important. The goal behind featuring this particular series as my first wearable merchandise is to spread inspiring messages using an easily recognizable (at least I hope so!) character. We're all human after all, aren't we? Except for Hugh...he's only part human.
WHAT DOES MY DONATION GO TO?
I only need $650 to get this series going! This is an experimental endeavor for me, so the fund amount is low to account for the possibility that, for WHATEVER reason, the humanatee isn't as awesome to other people as I think he is. I have all the drawing supplies and necessary tools for vector illustration, so the funding will go towards buying the t-shirts and also to the price of having the designs screen-printed, since I don't know how to do this myself.
Plus, if you're one of the first 20 to donate over $30, you'll also receive a t-shirt from the Plight of the Humanatee series! Spread the love!
Thanks so much for reading and restoring some of my faith in humanatee. =D
Risks and challenges
Making the humanatee-shirts will be simple enough with the proper funding, but how will the word get out about them? How will he get onto the backs/tummies of hundreds of his adoring fans?
Aside from the wonderful advertising from those who earn a free t-shirt from their pledge, these shirts will be available for sale on Atomik Cupcake's ArtPal page, and may also become available through eBay depending on their demand. They will be advertised on Atomik Cupcake's Facebook page and website, as well as the slightly-kind of affiliated SplatterCraze wordpress blog, which is my personal blog. If I can get this project off the ground, then I'd love to start making more merchandise featuring other characters that I've designed!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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