About this project
Welcome to our Kickstarter page for Canine Chronicles: 1900-2000, A Century of History's Most Notable Dogs!
The Project We're three sisters -- Alice, Cindy, and Winnie -- and we're pooling our skills together to bring you an imaginative retelling of some of the last century's most important historical moments. Using Winnie's vintage-style dog photos as the launching point for our book, we profile ten special dogs and their unique contributions to history. Who are history's most notable dogs? We already know about human luminaries like Albert Einstein and Amelia Earhart -- but what about their canine counterparts? They're the real innovators, adventurers, tinkerers, intellectuals, poets, and revolutionaries who helped guide humans from the Steam Age to the Internet Age. These matchless pooches are also pretty darn well-dressed and absurdly adorable -- a dangerous combination!
The final book will feature beautiful photographs accompanied by fictional tales of each dog's individual historical contribution. The dogs will be dressed in fashion appropriate to their historical moment, whether it's a scientist from the 1920's, an aviator from 1930's, a social revolutionary from the 1960's, or a tech innovator from the 1990's. (Seriously, did you know a Daschund invented the Internet??!)
How does Kickstarter work? Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects, allowing us to offer you exciting rewards in exchange for your support. Funding is all-or-nothing, so if we can raise $6500 or more within our time limit, Canine Chronicles is a go! If we don't make our goal, nobody gets charged anything. It's a pretty cool idea, and not only makes it possible for Canine Chronicles to become a reality, but allows us to take you along in our creative journey as well.
Where will the funds go? While we each have a lot of individual experience making things -- Alice as a designer, Cindy as a writer, and Winnie as a photographer -- this is the first time we've ever made a book. The funds we raise will help us produce the remaining photo shoots and cover the cost of printing the books. We've pulled a lot of favors from friends to help keep costs at a minimum while still bringing you a high quality final book.
The Rewards If you peep over to the right side of this page, you'll see a list of rewards you can get, from notecards and prints, to copies of the book and even a custom photo session for your special pooch with Winnie. We know it's getting to that time of year where having things delivered on time is really important, so we've made sure that any reward in the first two tiers ($5, $15) will be delivered to your door by Christmas. WOW! We're also anticipating that Canine Chronicles itself will be finished by Spring 2011, so you won't have to wait too much longer.
We Heart You Thank you for visiting our Kickstarter page! We hope you're as excited as we are to create this one-of-a-kind book, and with your support, we're going to make fictional canine history a must-read for dog-lovers, history buffs, and anyone who's curious to learn more about things we totally made up as an excuse to put curious outfits on adorable dogs :)
Seriously though, we couldn't do this without you, and we can't wait to show you the finished project!