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A vibrant collection of animal illustrations and sketches for all ages by artists Steph Laberis and Jeannine Schafer.
A vibrant collection of animal illustrations and sketches for all ages by artists Steph Laberis and Jeannine Schafer.
235 backers pledged $13,305 to help bring this project to life.

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Do you love all animals ranging from the common house cat to the exotic axolotl? What about quirky illustration and sketches? Yes? Well then, this is the book you’ve been waiting for!

Since 2012, Steph Laberis and Jeannine Schafer have been combining their shared passion for art and animals to bring you an annual self-published art book under the series title, Snorffles n’ Meeps! Each book contained 34 pages of full color illustrations of our favorite animals and some we’d never even heard of before. The books have sold out each year, and demand continues to grow, so this year, we thought we would step things up a bit and create an even bigger collection of some of our favorite creatures!

The only problem is that the cost of printing 500 hardcover books compared to 200 small softcover books is, well, substantial to say the least, and we don't have the funds to pay the upfront printing costs. Thus, becoming a backer will make this book entirely possible and gives you a chance to get some really cool stuff! 

UPDATE #2 - Totes mah Goats!

Now onto that next stretch goal! We've got some working art for that tote, and what else could we possibly put on it besides goats? You might say one can... wait for it... TOTES MAH GOATS. We're awful. We know. ;)

We'll stop with the puns. Promise.
We'll stop with the puns. Promise.

While the exact tote bag type and the final art may change slightly, we're for sure looking at a 3 color natural canvas tote bag, perfect for keeping all your Snorffles & Meeps swag in! A very important note about this stretch goal: we took a bit of a chance with the budget when we added the kitten pins and Raturdae cards to the live campaign, so we have very little wiggle room when it comes to reaching the funding goal for the bags. Understand that this has not impacted the production of the book or schedule in any way, plus it means you guys get more stuff without having to unlock anything - but unless we hit $12500 by the end of the day tomorrow (or come very, *very* close!), we can't make the totes happen. Always feel free to ask us questions if you have any concerns, but the bottom line is, we have just a little less than $1000 to make these happen, and I know you guys can get us there. :)

UPDATE! 

We're so close, but we're also running out of time. Some of you have answered the call for help in the last couple of days by sharing the campaign and some of you have even raised your pledges to higher tiers - which is AMAZING! We can't let something like that go without thanks, so Jeannine and I have stretched the budget as far as it can go to offer every backer who pledges $50 or more these brand new rewards:

And yes, these are IN ADDITION to all previously mentioned rewards for all tiers $50 and above!
And yes, these are IN ADDITION to all previously mentioned rewards for all tiers $50 and above!

 Jeannine throws down with a custom enamel pin featuring one of her most-loved pieces and Steph does what she does best with 3 brand new Raturdae designs, in the form of blank-inside greeting cards. We hope you'll like these as much as we do and consider going that extra mile to push us over the edge of funding - we have so little yet so much to go!

So what's new in Volume 3?

First of all, it's 124 pages of pure Snorffles n' Meeps! It contains full color spreads, featuring 64 pages of completely new artwork!

Fancy some high tea with a rhino and her corvid friend?
Fancy some high tea with a rhino and her corvid friend?
Is it still considered a photo bomb if there's no camera involved? These rock hopper penguins seem to think so.
Is it still considered a photo bomb if there's no camera involved? These rock hopper penguins seem to think so.
Here is a partial list of animals you'll see in Volume 3! Do you see any of your favorites?
Here is a partial list of animals you'll see in Volume 3! Do you see any of your favorites?

Not to mention, the first 50 books sold, regardless of reward tier level, will come with a sketch in the front cover by Steph and Jeannine!

And Here's a Bonus!

The entire first two volumes are included within the new book, condensed to 34 pages and including sketches and process work! Combined with 64 pages of brand new artwork, new sketches, a table of contents and bonus sketches, Volume 3 clocks in at 124 pages total!

Compare Volume 3 to the first two books - and these are just some of the improvements! As an added bonus, Volume 3 will include all of the artwork from the first two books too!
Compare Volume 3 to the first two books - and these are just some of the improvements! As an added bonus, Volume 3 will include all of the artwork from the first two books too!

 But What About Rewards?

We've got you covered! We've got goodies for every budget, ranging from stickers and exclusive prints to handmade pillows, original paintings and yes, FELTIES!

First of all, we have a brand new, beautiful collaborative print, exclusive with your purchase of Volume 3! Who fancies themselves some tigers?

Rawr! Playful tigers make everything better!
Rawr! Playful tigers make everything better!

Here are some other examples of rewards tiers, full details are over on the right side of the page!

Check out the Creature Comforts reward tier!
Check out the Creature Comforts reward tier!
Here are some samples of the types of rewards we're offering on various tiers - please note that each handmade reward (paintings and felties) will vary slightly from what you see here!
Here are some samples of the types of rewards we're offering on various tiers - please note that each handmade reward (paintings and felties) will vary slightly from what you see here!

 How About Stretch Goals?

Dust jacket, dust jacket, rah rah rah!
Dust jacket, dust jacket, rah rah rah!
 
Enjoy your new greeting cards, you wonderful backers, you!
Enjoy your new greeting cards, you wonderful backers, you!

 Accountability 

Fear not, for we have carefully budgeted our goal for this kickstarter. Every cent will be spent on manufacturing the books, shipping, materials for the rewards and taxes. We seek only to cover our base costs and to make art that people of all ages can enjoy!

Risks and challenges

The risks are few at the moment - the majority of the artwork for the book is done, our printer has been very communicative and we are on track to begin shipping books and rewards in mid-October. While it’s always possible that machinery can fail, freight can go missing, we could both randomly come down with swine flu and books can spontaneously combust, these issues would result in a delay and not a cancellation of production. We’ve also buffered our schedule by a few weeks to ensure that we can meet all of our deadlines in cases of unforeseen sickness or injuries, so fear not.

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    Every little bit counts! Your name will appear on the Snorffles N' Meeps blog as a shout out to say thank you!

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    You get a signed copy of Snorffles N' Meeps! Vol. 3, a 5 x 7 print of the exclusive tiger collaborative piece and a shout out on the blog! Woo hoo!

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    Fancy yourself a larger tiger print? With this tier you will receive an 8 x 10 print of the exclusive tiger collaborative piece, plus 2 different vinyl critter decals, the signed copy of Snorffles N' Meeps! Vol. 3 and a shout out on the blog!

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    Want a copy of the book for yourself and one for a friend? This is the tier for you! You get 2 signed copies of Snorffles N' Meeps! Vol. 3, 2 of the exclusive tiger 5 x 7 prints and a shout out on the blog! Woo hoo!

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    Did you miss out on the first two exclusive collaborative prints from volume 1 & 2? Fear not! Here is your chance to get the retired prints of the alpacas and pandas, signed of course! You will get one of each of the 5 x 7 prints, plus 2 critter decals, plus the exclusive 8 x 10 tiger print, the signed copy of Snorffles N' Meeps! Vol. 3 and a shout out on the blog.

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    All caught up with the old exclusive prints? Well, how about a nice big 8 x 10 print from Volume 3 chosen at random and signed by the artist? Add to that the 2 brand new vinyl critter decals, the exclusive 8 x 10 tiger print, the signed copy of Snorffles N' Meeps! Vol. 3 and a shout out on the blog.

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    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    Are you the popular type? You will be when you snag a book for yourself and two of your friends! You get 3 signed copies of Snorffles N' Meeps! Vol. 3, 3 of the exclusive tiger 5 x 7 prints and a shout out on the blog! Woo hoo!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    This option swaps out the alpaca and panda prints for a randomly selected 8 x 10 print from Volume 3. So that's your name in the "Thank You!" section of the book, the 2 brand new vinyl critter decals, the exclusive 8 x 10 tiger print, the signed copy of Snorffles N' Meeps! Vol. 3 and a shout out on the blog!

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    Become a part of the book - literally! This tier gets your name printed in the special "Thank You!" section of the book, plus the alpaca and panda prints, the 2 brand new vinyl critter decals, the exclusive 8 x 10 tiger print, the signed copy of Snorffles N' Meeps! Vol. 3 and a shout out on the blog.

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    How about some creature comforts? This tier gets you BOTH of the handmade shark and ferret pillows, the alpaca and panda prints, the 2 brand new vinyl critter decals, the exclusive 8 x 10 tiger print, the signed copy of Snorffles N' Meeps! Vol. 3 and a shout out on the blog.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Same as before, only we swap out the alpaca and panda prints for the randomly chosen 8 x 10. So that's BOTH of the handmade shark and ferret pillows, the 8 x 10 random print, the 2 brand new vinyl critter decals, the exclusive 8 x 10 tiger print, the signed copy of Snorffles N' Meeps! Vol. 3 and a shout out on the blog.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    This is your chance to get original art pieces from both Jeannine and Steph! Jeannine presents an original framed 2 x 3 critter portrait, while Steph presents an original framed 2 x 3 "Raturdae" painting! You will also get the 8 x 10 random print, the 2 brand new vinyl critter decals, the exclusive 8 x 10 tiger print, the signed copy of Snorffles N' Meeps! Vol. 3 and a shout out on the blog!

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    Pledge $650 or more About $650

    This is the big one! We're offering an original wooden critter painting by Jeannine and a Fledgie needle felted bird by Steph - and yes, you get one of each! Pieces of this nature have mainly been available in art galleries, so this is a rare opportunity. And of course we will give you the 8 x 10 random print, the 2 brand new vinyl critter decals, the exclusive 8 x 10 tiger print, the signed copy of Snorffles N' Meeps! Vol. 3 and a shout out on the blog.

    You're the best ever. EVER.

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