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I want to self-publish my illustration book about my childhood memory of Taiwan.
I want to self-publish my illustration book about my childhood memory of Taiwan.
65 backers pledged $1,619 to help bring this project to life.

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I don’t really belong anywhere. My roots are in my memory. ” 

~ Issabel  Allende.

The Story

As an artist and illustrator, I love recording my life through drawing. As time goes by, parts of our lives become our memories. Each event that happens to us is unique and can’t be repeated, so we can only store it in our minds.

 I grew up in Taiwan. In 2011, I came to the U.S and began a new life here. Looking back on the days I spent in different cities, I realized that every period of my life is so special and irreplaceable that I want to record and represent them in my illustration book to share with people. The first memory illustration book talks about my entire life before I went to university, when I was in Tainan and Kaohsiung City, Taiwan living with my family. 

The Book

I’ve already finished the book spreads and I want to publish it myself as a limited edition. My goal is self promotion. I want more people to get to know my art in the U.S and I want to start my illustration career here. Some of the books I print will be sent to the publishers as part of my portfolio. I will also sell the books on my Etsy shop, craft and art fairs, and Amazon. The book will be printed in full color, 8’’ x 8’’, 40 pages, hard cover, and I will sign and doodle in every book. 

You can see my work on my website, or my tumblr. Photos of my work-in- progress can also be seen on my flicker

The money will go to... 

Most of the money will go directly to book printing fee. Also, I have to take out some to cover Kickstarter and credit card processing fees, art supplies, post cards, prints, shipment and other expenditures for rewards. 

In my plan I’ll only print small and limited quantities of books. However, if I am lucky enough to receive more than my goal, I’ll make more prints or use the extra money to publish my other illustration books. (You can see my another illustration travel book---"Alice in NYC", I love traveling!)

This project will be instrumental for me in starting my career in the US.  I’d like to thank all of you for taking time to review my plan and for your support. If you can’t contribute, you can still say hi to me at aliceorz@gmail.com 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any question or if you’d like to use my illustration on any commission work.

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    I’ll sing a thank you song for you and your name will be listed on my blog.

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    You will receive a limited edition postcard with a thank you message written by me ( you can choose any spread you like from My Memory Map as your postcard picture), and a photo I took in my hometown in Taiwan (Photos may vary, and you can add me on facebook to see those photos).
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    You will receive a set of three limited edition postcards and a separate thank you card that I will personally doodle on, and a photo I took in my hometown in Taiwan. (Photos may vary. You can add me on facebook to see those photos). You can choose three illustrations for your postcard images. These won’t be limited to the illustrations from “My memory map”, but will include all my illustrations from my website.
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    You will receive a set of three limited edition postcards and a photo I took in my hometown in Taiwan. A signed copy of “My memory map” illustration book will also be included with personalized doodling and a message of your choice.
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    You will receive a set of three limited edition postcards and a photo I took in my hometown in Taiwan. A signed copy of “My memory map” illustration book will also be included with personalized doodling and a message of your choice. A signed limited edition 8’’ x 16’’ print from “My memory map” of your choice will also be included.
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    You will receive a set of 20 limited edition postcards from every spread of “My memory map ” (basically the entire book in postcard form), and a photo I took in my hometown in Taiwan. A signed copy of “My memory map” illustration book will also be included with personalized doodling and a message of your choice. A signed limited edition 8’’ x 16’’ print from “My memory map” of your choice will also be included.
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    You will receive a signed, framed original illustration from “My memory map” of your choice. There are only 18 illustrations available. First pledge, first serve!

    Also you will receive a set of 20 limited edition postcards from every spread of “My memory map ” (basically the entire book in postcard form), and a photo I took in my hometown in Taiwan. A signed copy of “My memory map” illustration book will also be included with personalized doodling and a message of your choice. A limited edition 8’’ x 16’’ print from “My memory map” of your choice.
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    All the reward #6 plus YOUR OWN MEMORY MAP. You can choose your favorite memory/ thing/ place, or your hometown! We will discuss about it vis email or Skype, and I will create one of the kind, your special memory map, framed.
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