Thank you for backing Grandmother Fish
Two years ago you believed in the dream that Karen and I had. A year ago, your backing helped me publish a groundbreaking children's book. The publishing world in New... Read more
Macmillan picks up Grandmother Fish
A vice president at MacMillan, Jean Feiwel, is picking up Grandmother Fishfor her personal imprint, Feiwel & Friends! They are releasing the second edition in the fall! It's going... Read more
Names in Grandmother Fish 2nd edition
Many people have asked us how they can get their names or the names of loved one’s printed in the second edition of Grandmother Fish. Here’s how. There’s a... Read more
Announcing the Clades card game
Many backers have asked me whether Karen and I would do another kid-friendly, science-loving project on Kickstarter, and the answer is Yes! In January, I’ll launch a Kickstarter for “Clades,”... Read more
Grandmother Fish is now on Amazon
At last, Grandmother Fishis available in the States on Amazon. I know that you backers supported the book not just so you could get copies yourselves but also so... Read more
All Grandmother Fish rewards have shipped
The last of the Kickstarter rewards are in the mail. Next, I have a modest number of pre-orders to ship. After that I’ll make Grandmother Fishavailable on Amazon, and... Read more
Shipping almost finished
The shipping process is almost done. We tackled the more difficult orders first, so all international orders and all orders with special content have shipped. Of the remaining shipments, most... Read more
Books are here
The books have arrived, over a ton altogether! Most of the copies are in my garage, and the rest are in my living room waiting to be packed, stamped and... Read more
Grandmother Fish in September
Bang Printing has issued me their invoice with the final count of books printed and costs for shipping. My check is in the mail. I've arranged to receive the shipment... Read more
First copies of Grandmother Fish in hand
The good people at Bang Printing overnighted me two copies of Grandmother Fish, and I can confirm that they look great.
They should be done printing by Monday. Then... Read more
Grandmother Fish stickers are done
Karen’s beautiful stickers are done. We were able to find a local printer, Alphagraphics, that could do the custom stickers that we needed. The sheet has all five Grandmothers and... Read more
Grandmother Fish August Update
I spoke with my contact at Bang Printing, and he says that they are backed up and that Grandmother Fishis delayed a couple weeks. He hasn't given me a... Read more
Nonprofits want Grandmother Fish
Thanks to, you, our generous backers, we have 119 copies of Grandmother Fishto hand out to nonprofits. The following education-oriented nonprofits are happy to take copies for their work.... Read more
Grandmother Fish, final PDF
Grandmother Fishis at the printer, and we can now share with you a PDF of the book with the final art. Karen has done a wonderful job with the... Read more
Grandmother Fish Is at the Printer
Today Karen uploaded the final files to our printer, and I mailed them their check yesterday. Pretty soon it will be printing. This quick message is going out to backers... Read more
Grandmother Fish May Update
Karen and I have a looked at the art that remains to be done, and it sure looks like we ought to be finished by the end of May. There... Read more
Grandmother Fish April Update
Karen Finishing Art
Karen has been working away in her studio bringing all the artwork up to finished quality. You may have seen her son in the Kickstarter video. I’m... Read more
Grandmother Fish release plans and Darwin Day
I know that you’re all eagerly awaiting your copies of Grandmother Fish, and believe me, so am I. Today Karen and I went over the schedule at length, and... Read more
Darwin Day Update for Grandmother Fish
Here's the Darwin Day update to Grandmother Fish. The family tree is really coming into shape, the backer names are a lot of fun, and the back cover looks... Read more
Update on Grandmother Fish schedule and new evolutionary tree art to share…
With the holidays behind us, Karen and I have been back at work. We reviewed our schedule for finishing Grandmother Fish. With that in mind, here is a peek... Read more
New Grandmother Fish PDF
Karen has given us an updated PDF of the book in progress. You can download it at the URL listed below. The biggest change is subtle but important. A good... Read more
New “Grandmother Fish” Art from Karen!
Here are two new images from Karen. Aren’t they beautiful? She wanted to develop the human images next because they’re the story’s grand finale, and I think they’re turning out... Read more
Grandmother Fish: Last chance to be included in the book!
Most of you have given us the name you want in the book and, if you are getting a physical book, your shipping address. Thank you!
It’s exciting to see... Read more
Grandmother Fish now available for pre-order!
Tell your friends that it’s not too late to get Grandmother Fishwhen it releases early next year. We now have an online pre-order store, and they can order stickers... Read more
Thank you + Next Steps for Grandmother Fish (plus BackerKit survey soon to come)
Hello Grandmother Fish Fans & Supporters,
What name do you want in the book?
Where should we ship your rewards when they are printed?
Now’s your chance to tell us.... Read more
WE MADE IT!! Thanks to all of you who supported Grandmother Fish on Kickstarter!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you, all of you who helped make Grandmother Fish happen.The encouragement I've gotten from parents, teachers, scientists, experts, colleagues, friends and other... Read more
Parents love Grandmother Fish! Last update of campaign!
Thanks for your support! The Kickstarter campaign ends in just hours, and this update will be the last one until after the campaign ends. Please follow us on social media... Read more
Video Thank You: “Thanks for helping Grandmother Fish to make it so far!” One day left...
Grandmother Fish has hit three major stretch goals so far thanks to our fans & supporters. I would like to say "Thank You" for helping us get to where we... Read more
How do I add Bookmarks & Sticker Sheets to my Grandmother Fish pledge?
Glad you asked! Simply edit your pledge amount right now. Then add $6 or $12 — depending on whether you wish to order one or both of the add-ons — with... Read more
Final, official tally for DINO-WARS for Grandmother Fish
The final, *official* DINO-WARS TALLY is:
- Tyrannosaurus rex: 1,828
- Triceratops: 2,350
T. rex made some impressive gains at the end, but it wasn’t quite enough to pull ahead.... Read more
My thanks to Karen Lewis, illustrator of Grandmother Fish
One of my favorite surprises in the creation of Grandmother Fish has been the phenomenal contribution of my artist, Karen Lewis. When I decided to make Grandmother Fishhappen,... Read more
DINO-WARS ERA COMING TO AN END! (please be sure and cast your vote)
DINO-WARS will end in under two hours TODAY: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm PDT (9:00 pm EDT).If you have not already done so, please be sure to... Read more
Thanks to over 900 backers we are only $67 away from our goal!
In a couple of hours Grandmother Fish will be closing in on the last 48 hours of the campaign. Right now we are approaching our $30,000 stretch goal (stickers),... Read more
Evolutionary family tree sneak peek from Karen! And new stretch goal from Grandmother Fish!
Our first stretch goal added a two-page piece of art to the book, a full-color, kid-friendly evolutionary family tree. Take a look below! Karen has gotten far enough along... Read more
Grandmother Fish recognized by science teachers!
My family tree is full of teachers, including my father, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, my late wife, and her sister. I like teachers, and I consider myself lucky to have... Read more
DINO-WARS: Triceratops is still ahead! Please be sure and get your vote in before DINO-WARS ends (Sunday)
Here are the latest DINO-WARS stats:
Tyrannosaurus rex: 1446
The vegetarian behemoth (Triceratops) continues to hold a commanding lead.Our friend the Tyrannosaurus rex continues to trail by... Read more
Our apologies, we’ve been asked to post a retraction to the Twitter contest (Update #20)
We’ve been politely asked by Kickstarter to post a follow-up update retracting the Twitter contest (previous Update #20) because, it has been explained to us, contests are against Kickstarter’s rules.... Read more
Twitter contest to win FREE GRANDMOTHER MAMMAL LEVEL ($500 value) — in addition to your current pledge — your loved-one illustrated into “Grandmother Fish” book!
One lucky Grandmother Fish supporter will win a FREE pledge reward at the GRANDMOTHER MAMMAL LEVEL — in addition to your current pledge: JUST CLICK!
It could not be easier... Read more
The expert endorsements and favorable reviews for “Grandmother Fish” continue to roll in!
We are proud and amazed to have received endorsements from three leading thinkers in the field of evolution, all of them professors at prestigious institutions.
Steven Pinkeris one of... Read more
FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: New level with FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the world!!
You asked, we answered:
Especially for our International backers, we have created a new “EVOLUTION” AROUND THE WORLD LEVEL in which you will get FOUR BOOKS for a $100 pledge... Read more
New $30,000 Stretch Goal: Sticker Sheets! “Grandmother Fish” will have Sticker Sheets!!
Dear Grandmother Fish Fans & Supporters:
As-of this Update we are fast approaching our previous Stretch Goal (bookmarks), and we want to plan ahead for this week with a NEW ... Read more
Grandmother Fish gets an updated PDF!!
We are super excited to roll out a new PDF with an updated draft! Karen has updated the story with lots more color, and it’s a massive improvement over... Read more
Grandmother Fish in the home stretch!!
We are entering our campaign's final week, so here's a photo from our first day. My artist, Karen Lewis, took it at 7:59 am, June 23rd, when I was about... Read more
Grandmother Fish covered in my hometown newspaper!!
On a personal note, a high point of this Kickstarter campaign has been getting Grandmother Fish covered in the newspaper that I grew us reading: The Argus, from my... Read more
Grandmother Human joins Grandmother Fish in color!!
Here’s the latest color image from our artist, Karen Lewis. It’s Grandmother Human, and it’s still an early draft. The warm colors do a nice job of evoking the savanna.... Read more
We are excited to announce a new MINI-STRETCH GOAL at $25,000 for “Grandmother Fish”!!!
We are *SO CLOSE* to reaching $25,000 that we are excited to do something really special! As a perfect companion to your book, we will be creating a set of ... Read more
DINO-WARS: Triceratops leads! Has the Tyrannosaurus rex finally met its match? Read more here on the “Grandmother Fish” Kickstarter campaign!
The vegetarian behemoth (Triceratops) continues to hold a commanding lead.Our friend the Tyrannosaurus rex continues to trail by a bit — but the ‘Tyrant Lizard’ fans still have... Read more
Stretch goal reached: phylogenetic tree!
Amazingly, we reached $20K in under 2 weeks, and now we're adding the phylogenetic tree to the book! Thank you, everyone who backed us, shared on Facebook, tweeted, or otherwise... Read more
Add-on pledges could get us to our “Grandmother Fish” $20,000 stretch goal!
The great news is that we are only about $300 away from our coveted $20,000 stretch goal at the time of this update! This will unlock a new, beautiful illustration by... Read more
Wow! We just reached 600 backers and less-than $980 to go until our $20K Stretch Goal for “Grandmother Fish”
Just one pledge at the GRANDMOTHER HUMAN LEVEL will get us there (or 20 backers at the $50 GRANDMOTHER AMPHIBIAN LEVEL).
When we reach that goal, we will be able... Read more
OMG — Triceratops is now on TOP, dominating over Tyrannosaurus Rex once again!
OMG, WE KID YOU NOT: The lead has shifted yet again. And yes, we’ve added the numbers thrice and still get these same crazy results!
The DINO-WARS(#DinoWars) rage on,... Read more
DINO-WARS — being waged at “Grandmother Fish” — is really heating up! Who will win? Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus Rex!!
We were quite surprised when the early favorite to win — the Triceratops — received a decisive blow to its armored plating, and the Tyrannosaurs Rex pulled away from behind!... Read more
NEW STRETCH GOAL: At $20,000 we will add a cladogram (evolutionary tree) as a whole new spread in “Grandmother Fish”
It looks like we’re going to easily hit our stretch goal of $20,000, and that means we’re adding a two-page cladogram into the back of the book. That’s exciting because... Read more
From Jonathan Tweet, author of "Grandmother Fish" — Want to see me answering Reddit questions streaming LIVE on YouTube?!
"Grandmother Fish" — New pledge level thresholds for custom illustrations by Karen Lewis
We are glad to announce that we’ve lowered the pledge thresholds for two of the higher support levels!
Now you can pick two loved-onesto be custom illustrated into the... Read more
Grandmother Fish just shot past $12,000!
Here's my thank you to all of you who helped make this dream a reality!
-Jonathan and the Grandmother Fish team
Wow! We are *amazed* and humbled that you have brought "Grandmother Fish" so far, so fast!!
Dear Grandmother Fish fans & supporters,
We can't believe the fast ride we've had so far over these past 48 hours with the Grandmother FishKickstarter campaign. We know that... Read more