About this project
"Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France (Solve the White Orchid Murders)" is an exciting new children's book which should absolutely not be read by children! Or most adults, for that matter.
Luckily, it is a scientific fact children cannot read small print! The large print story is for the kids, the small print is a hardboiled noir thriller for YOU!
Written by Karla Pacheco and beautifully illustrated by Maren Marmulla, this 18 page atrocity follows the adventures of an adorable dog helping the President of France solve a series of horrific murders. At least it does if you're an adult. If you're reading this to a child you'll be learning terribly inaccurate things about France while a dog in a hat looks for a croissant.
The book includes bonus Inspector Pancakes art from Becky Dreistadt, Anthony Clark, Jeph Jacques, Leia Weathington, Kate Leth, and a special collaboration between Jay Pinkerton and Heather Campbell. Beautiful keepsake postcards of these pin-ups will accompany all physical orders. And once we pass our goal, all the artists will get bonuses to go towards their bail!
"YES I LOVE IT SIGN ME UP! WHAT DO I GET?" - you, right now
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- 13,000 REACHED Artists receive $50 Bonus and a Kickstarter Exclusive Bookmark will be added to all physical orders!
- 15,000 REACHED: An old school "Read Along" audio book for ALL BACKERS. All Artists receive an additional $50 bonus! Karla will buy herself the jacket from Drive.
- 17,000 REACHED: EXCLUSIVE ART PRINT WITH ALL PHYSICAL ORDERS! A 5x7 Inspector Pancakes mini-print on premium 15pt Velvet Cover Stock - "Heavy, distinctive paper with a velvety smooth finish and semi-matte look with 10% recycled content."
- 25,000 REACHED: A Digital Inspector Pancakes Adventure for ALL BACKERS.A brand new Inspector Pancakes story, but now YOU get to help him solve the crime! This will be an interactive story created on Twine, available to all backer levels. Karla will buy the dogs Drive Jackets.
Artists will continue to get bonuses for every $2,000 we go over goal from here on out!
Here are the special pin-ups we told you about that will appear in the book, and as glossy 4x6 postcards with each physical order.
You want to know some other good news? Kickstarter reward fulfillment will be handled by the outstanding folks at MakeThatThing! And they are pretty much the best at everything.
Risks and challenges
While there may be a few tweaks and changes to the art and examples we've shown you here, the book is done! This Kickstarter goes towards printing costs, and lets us provide some special rewards for our early supporters.
Of course, things can always go wrong...someone could fall into a paper mill and delay our shipping schedule, but we're really hoping that won't happen (as are the paper mill workers, presumably).
We won't inundate you with a ton of updates after the Kickstarter ends ("Today Karla emailed a picture of a funny dick she found to everyone at MakeThatThing!"), but we promise to absolutely keep you informed if there are any delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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