The world's first humorous comic book about entrepreneurship and self improvement. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on September 11, 2012.
About this project
In our society young people are often caught between their desire to reach their dreams, and external pressures from family, friends or school teachers, seeking to get them 'back on track'. In order to make them laugh, to encourage asking the right questions of themselves, and above all to show that they are not alone, I decided to create Entrepreneurz.
Entrepreneurz is the world's first humorous comic book about entrepreneurship and self improvement.
It recounts the adventures of two young entrepreneurs for whom nothing seems impossible. They represent the younger generation of risk takers, who seek freedom rather than security, and especially, who want to create their own path.
Entrepreneurz is realistic but funny, with a totally offbeat sense of humor.
The book has already been published in France, my country of origin. It now requires your help to be translated, adapted, and published in the United States. Let's spread the entrepreneurial mindset together!
What is your vision of entrepreneurship?
Entrepreneurship is, like traveling, one of the last great adventures of the 21st Century. It's a way of seeing life and the role you play in it. It's an inner desire to build yourself a different path.
Beyond that, Entrepreneurs often share common characteristics: they prefer freedom over safety, they want to leave behind proof of their time on Earth, and they don't like having to ask for permission. All of these traits, and others, are taken to the extreme by the two main characters in the book.
Entrepreneurs also have to deal with a lot of personal and social challenges, such as relationships with family and friends. Choosing your own path isn't easy for others to understand. So entrepreneurs can experience very contradictory emotions in a short period of time.
What are your inspirations?
Most of the pages are directly inspired by the field of entrepreneurship, and some come from real situations experienced by myself or other entrepreneurs.
Beyond that, I really like self improvement and success related books. I think this is quite obvious when you read Entrepreneurz. In a sense, you can read the comic two ways: on one hand you can read it quickly and just enjoy the jokes. On the other hand, if you carefully analyze each page, you'll notice many positive messages and ideas for personal development hidden within.
Authors with a more targeted approach to entrepreneurship also inspire me. When I heard Guy Kawasaki talk about such concepts as 'bozos', or comparing venture capitalism to steroids, I immediately recognized my own philosophy in his words.
Who is the team ?
The title of this volume is The Unconventional Path, so I wanted everything, even the team to be extraordinary. And it couldn't be more international! The artist, David, is Australian; the colorist, Itsumi, is Japanese; the translator, Katherine, is American, and I am French. Some of us haven't even met the others, but we've worked successfully together from all over the world.
Who could enjoy the book ?
The book has a wide range of potential readers, for two reasons: first, America is a country made by entrepreneurs and on the strength of entrepreneurship, but this kind of comic has never been available in the US before.
Second, the book can also be useful for university students as an innovative way of demonstrating the entrepreneur mindset. The French version of Volume 1 has already been successfully used by a number of universities and business colleges in France. Many business conferences and seminars, or organizations promoting business creation will find points of interest in Entrepreneurz too.
In France the book immediately received a warm welcome by entrepreneurs and was widely covered by media.
What is the money for ?
It requires a large amount of money to translate this book to English and adapt it for the international market. If we successfully fund the project most of the money will go towards translation costs, new artwork exclusive to the English language edition and of course printing the book. If the project is funded beyond expectations, I'll use the money to visit the United States to participate in Entrepreneurship events and comic conventions to meet our readers.
Thank you in advance for your interest! I hope you’ll join the team and help us spread the entrepreneurial mindset!
If you have any questions, comments or special requests... please don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will personally answer all emails.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
You will recieve 3 limited edition stickersEstimated delivery:
You will receive the PDF of the book for your enjoyment + a thank you card written by me and signed by my sheep ^^Estimated delivery:
You will get a printed copy of the book signed by me (shipping included). + the 3 stickers + the PDF of the book + the thank you card signed by me and my sheep ^^Estimated delivery:
You will get 2 printed copies signed by me (1 month before the official release) + the thank you postcard written by me and signed by my sheepEstimated delivery:
You will get 2 printed copies of the book signed by me (1 month before the official release) + a limited edition of one of the character’s figurines + the 3 stickers + the PDF of the book + A surprise only for kickstarters + the thank you postcardEstimated delivery:
YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK in the acknowledgements section + you will receive 1 copy signed by the author + 3 stickers + the PDF + the thank you postcardEstimated delivery:
GET YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK in the Acknowledgements section + you I’ll receive 5 copies signed by the author (message of your choice) that you could give to your friends and show you helped make this book happen + 3 character’s figurine + 3 stickers + the PDF + 2 surprises only for kickstarters + the thank you postcardEstimated delivery:
I’ll put the name of your company in the BOOK in the Acknowledgements section + I’ll put your company’s logo on the English website of Entrepreneurz (for a year) and send an advertisment for your business via a newsletter and on my facebook page + everything from the $170 PLEDGE. If you own a company that has entrepreneurs as their target market… then this pledge is perfect for you.Estimated delivery:
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ORIGINAL PAGE FROM THE BOOK signed and framed. (Each page is unique and first come, first served, limited to 5 kickstarters). It also includes everything from the $170 PLEDGEEstimated delivery:
2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)
BECOME IMMORTALIZED IN THE BOOK ! You'll have the ability to collaborate with the author on writing a page of the book showing your character and your story (your name will appear at the bottom of this particular page) + everything from the $170 PLEDGEEstimated delivery:
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You'll be recognized as THE sponsor of the English version of the book, distributed worldwide. I'll print your name, company logo or URL on the first interior page of the book. We'll sign a contract guaranteeing your contribution will be recognized in each and every reprinting of the comic FOREVER. So let's say I sell a million copies... then you'll have made the best investment in advertising ever!Estimated delivery:
- (35 days)