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It's never too early to teach your kids about the zombie apolcalypse.  A playful zombie themed ABC book for all ages.
It's never too early to teach your kids about the zombie apolcalypse. A playful zombie themed ABC book for all ages.
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B is for Brains: ABCs for the Zombie Apocalypse

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Zombies for All Ages...

I have loved zombies for a very long time... they are the every man's monster.  Who doesn't enjoy imagining how they'd fare in a zombie apocalypse?!  I was pregnant with my second child and while my days were spent preparing to welcome a new baby into our home, my 'too uncomfortable to sleep' nights were spent watching a lot of The Walking Dead and other zombie movies.  These two worlds collided one day when I started toying with making up a zombie themed alphabet.  It became a challenge to me to finish the entire alphabet.  I had my yellow legal pad with all the different apocalypse themed words for each letter, toying around with different combinations.  Should S stand for shuffle, survivor, shotgun, or safe-house? Should H stand for horde, hide, or headshot?  And then the challenge of making it all rhyme! With the text finally completed, I knew I had something special... I knew other parents would enjoy having an ABC book that was actually interesting to read! No more boring B is for Ball!!!  

How the alphabet begins... A is for Apocalypse: a desolate wasteland where the walking dead thrive. B is for Brains: you must learn to use yours if you want to survive. C is for Civilization: it was fun while it lasted. D is for Dead-zone: the area incinerated when blasted. 

I now needed to find an artist who could bring the book to life. 

A is for Apocalypse, obviously...
A is for Apocalypse, obviously...
The horde approaches...
The horde approaches...

Enter Matt Page.  I came across some of his artwork on Facebook and fell instantly in love with his style.  He brings the perfect balance of cute and queasy to the zombies while creating an actual story within the artwork- you can follow individual characters through the alphabet to see if they survive or fall victim to the growing zombie horde.  This is one of those books that is just a pleasure to look at.  

Why a Board book?

Board books have such a nice aesthestic to them.  They have heft and there is a quality to them that feels more significant.  It is definitely not the cheaper route- but we value delivering a quality product over bigger profit margins.  We want this book to survive being read and reread, and slept and drooled on by your children.  

Why Kickstarter?

Well, where else could you go to recruit the best team for your post apocalyptic compound?!  We have brought this project to Kickstarter to raise funds to print a small, off-set run of this board book.  We are looking to raise $6,000 to cover the actual printing and fulfillment costs.   

we know our backers have our backs....
we know our backers have our backs....

The Rewards:

Everyone should be able to enjoy the best zombie themed preschool book on the market (so, okay, we might be the only zombie themed preschool book on the market, but we totally rock the genre if I do say so myself).  That's why we have created reward levels for all the budgets! Join the horde and back B is for Brains: ABCs for the Zombie Apocalpyse!  (**shipping is included with all pledge levels)

wow, those are some cool rewards...
wow, those are some cool rewards...
the set of 5x7 prints... if the zombies don't get you, the susupense will!
the set of 5x7 prints... if the zombies don't get you, the susupense will!

About Us:

Ellie Sutton lives the glamorous life of being a stay at home homeschooling mom (and seriously, it's glamorous.  She spends many days feeling like a Hollywood starlet living in yoga pants and eating cereal out of coffee mugs.)  She has two beautiful children with whom she gets to share her love for all things geek.  Ellie would make an excellent Zombie Apocalypse team mate because she can cook Spam in a dozen different delicious ways.  

Matt Page is an award winning graphic designer, illustrator, and humor writer based in Salt Lake City. He studied art and design at the Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah. In 2012, his blog Axl Rose: Hungry Time Traveler received some attention from both spin.com and Bon Appetite magazine. You can check out more of his fantastic work on his webpage www.mattpagedotcom.com Matt would make an excellent Zombie Apocalypse team mate because he is willing to be bait for all of your zombie traps. 

nom nom nom...
nom nom nom...
heroes come in all sizes...
heroes come in all sizes...
                            
  

Risks and challenges

Though this is our first Kickstarter project, this is not the first business venture for either of us. We have done a lot of the ground work for this project before launching on Kickstarter. The book is almost complete and will be ready to go to print by the end of the campaign! This means that digital rewards can go out shortly after the campaign ends, and we can begin the printing process as soon as funding is completed. We are aiming to have all rewards delivered by February 2016. We are committed to this project being a success- and that means delivering a high quality product to our backers in a timely manner. I promise to keep you guys in the loop every step of the way.

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    A downloadable, HD resolution PDF of B is for Brains: ABCs for the Zombie Apocalypse and a big thank you! Every dollar helps.

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    A downloadable, HD resolution of B is for Brains board book...

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    digital concept sketches not included in the book. A little behind the scenes tour of what went into bringing this project together.

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    One copy of B is for Brains board book.

    For those of you unfamiliar with preschool reading materials, a board book is a book that is small and robust completely printed on cardboard to hold up to the efforts of little Johnny trying to use it as a soccer ball. Made to withstand the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse.

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    **EARLY BIRD**
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    (Digital Deluxe PDF, One Book, and A Set of 5x7 Prints)

    The digital deluxe PDF, one copy of B is for Brains: ABCs for the Zombie Apocalypse board book

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    a sweet set of 5x7 prints.

    There are four prints in a set (one of a zombie from the book, one a gentle reminder you can hang near your sink to wash your hands so you don't play a part in bringing a zombie plague among us, and two yet to be revealed original prints).

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    Bitten Level
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    The digital deluxe PDF, one copy of B is for Brains: ABCs for the Zombie Apocalypse board book

    PLUS-
    a sweet set of 5x7 prints.

    There are four prints in a set (one of a zombie from the book, one a gentle reminder you can hang near your sink to wash your hands so you don't play a part in bringing a zombie plague among us, and two yet to be revealed original prints).

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    Patient Zero Level with Shipping to the U.K.
    (Digital Deluxe PDF & One Book)

    The digital deluxe PDF...

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    One copy of B is for Brains board book.

    For those of you unfamiliar with preschool reading materials, a board book is a book that is small and robust completely printed on cardboard to hold up to the efforts of little Johnny trying to use it as a soccer ball. Made to withstand the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse.

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    **LIMITED EDITION**
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    (Digital Deluxe PDF, Two board books, A Set of 5x7 Prints, and an Original Sketch)

    The digital deluxe PDF, two copies of B is for Brains: ABCs for the Zombie Apocalypse board book (one to keep, one to spread the...love), a set of 5x7 prints...

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    an ORIGINAL signed zombie sketch by Matt Page himself! You could request an original sketch by the author, Ellie, but no promises it won't be of a badly drawn hedge hog. Sketch size will be 5x7.

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    (Digital Deluxe PDF, Four board books, and a Set of 5x7 Prints)

    Let's get this pandemic started!

    Get four of the B is for Brains: ABCs for the Zombie Apocalypse board books! Leave them in public places for mass effect (may we suggest libraries and elementary schools). And enjoy the digital copy and your set of the 5x7 prints at home while eating from a can of Spam.

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    Staying Alive Level
    (Digital Deluxe PDF, Two board books, Two Sets of 5x7 Prints, and an Original 12x16 Painting)

    The digital deluxe PDF, two copies of B is for Brains: ABCs for the Zombie Apocalypse board book (one to keep, one to spread the...love), two sets of 5x7 prints...

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    an original 12x16 acrylic painting on a canvas board. The painting will be of a random zombie done in the style of the book- as in a real apocalypse, you just never know which zombie will be coming for you.

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    Patron Saint Level (aka Hey Mom!)
    (Digital Deluxe PDF, Two Books, Two Sets of 5x7 Prints, half of a Best Friends necklace, and a Custom 16x20 Painting)

    Let's be best friends... I think you want this project to succeed as much as I do! For any Patron Saints, we will send you everything: the digital deluxe PDF, two board books, two sets of 5x7 Prints, and here's where it gets really exciting...

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    your half of our new best friends necklace. Besties forever. Okay, there is an even cooler reward than being best friends with me... and that would be the CUSTOM 16x20 acrylic painting that Matt Page will make for you and just you. You will get to choose who he paints (you, your family, Bill Murray?) and choose if they are zombie or not. How awesome is that?!

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