It's been about a week and we're at 8%. Thanks to all who've joined in!
Some of you may be asking: why $8,000? Because it's expensive to put a book together, especially one whose content is on the other side of the planet.
Here's the production schedule:
–September/October/November: all new photos taken, text edited, and layout designed
–April: release party here in NYC (you will all be invited)
I'm not looking to make some large profit off of this Kickstarter project. It's more of a break-even scenario, with most of it going back into artworks, gifts for the Japanese mothers making the bentos, and travel/equipment expenses. It'll be a book worth your pledge, and at the $65 level not only do you get a copy of the book (both ePub and physical editions), you also get the first two books, Face Food and Face Food Recipes, personally signed.
The word is slowly getting out. This whole thing is one big experiment, so the worst case would be another paperback book with a little more push behind it. But I think we can make some awesome art with this – inspired by the Japanese mothers I'm going to visit – and further spread the love with an iPad edition of the book. The world needs to have more fun with its food, and keep it healthy!
So please forward this Kickstarter to your friends and fam, and help spread the word of The Face Food Bento Book Project!