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$1,420
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
32
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 24 2017 2:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Is this Project Right for You?

  • If you’re embarrassed that your neighbor's Pomeranian has more discipline than the president of the United States, this product might be for you.
  • If you think your president should care more about taking national security briefings than his morning Tweets, this product might be for you.
  • If you would like a president with more public policy experience than your nephew doing a summer internship with a city council member, this product might be for you.
  • If you are feeling outraged that someone who mocks people with disabilities, brags about assaulting women, and calls Mexicans rapists is the leader of the free world, this product might be for you.

This is Color U.S. Trumped - the satirical coloring book documenting Donald J. Trump’s rise from the primordial soup of reality television to his entrance into the White House. The story is educational and satirical. The illustrations are for coloring and creative interaction. Color U.S. Trumped is appropriate for patriots of all ages!

Uses of this Product Might Include:

Resistance Statements:
1. Color in the page featuring Donald Trump as the Swamp Thing
2. Add your statement of resistance. Write a note to Trump asking how "draining the swamp" includes bringing Goldman Sachs fat-cats into his administration?!?! (Steven T. Mnuchin, Gary D. Cohn, Stephen K. Bannon, Jay Clayton, Dina H. Powell, Anthony Scaramucci, all have Goldman Sachs ties and are now advising or making economic policy). Thanks Donald, can’t wait to see what they do for the average American!
3. Mail your colored page with resistance statement to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Urban Beautification:
Is the NYC Subway looking a little drab this season? Maybe pretty it up by posting your Color U.S. Trumped illustration! Wouldn’t the page featuring the wives of Donald Trump look gorgeous with your coloring and doodles posted on the wall of the subway platforms? Remember, be creative when choosing a future 4th wife for The Donald – maybe give him a work-wife like KellyAnne Conway or Vladimir Putin?

A Gift for that Special Someone:
You know that Breitbart-crazed relative who ruins holidays by talking up Donald Trump with “alternative facts”? Perhaps he or she would appreciate you gifting him or her your colored art of the Color U.S. Trumped page featuring our take on certain Trump supporters? Make a donation to Planned Parenthood in your relative's name to really top off the gift!

Therapeutic Entertainment / Coloring Parties:
Open a bottle of wine and relax as you color Donald Trump in your own, special way! Share wine and coloring with friends... and flout your patriotism by celebrating your freedom of expression.

It's going to be great when these books are printed, really, really great
It's going to be great when these books are printed, really, really great

The Project

We decided on the format (satirical story and corresponding coloring book) because it fit our skill set and would be accessible to fun-loving people of all ages. The name of the coloring book, Color U.S. Trumped, really captures its essence.

The coloring book is 40 pages in total, with 18 pages for coloring. We've had a great time printing out individual pages and coloring them in but we can't wait to have a professionally published version to share with all of you!

The Product(s)

  • 40 black and white pages
  • Full color cover
  • Book size 8.5" x 11"  
  • 18 story pages humorously detailing the horrors of the 2016 U.S. presidential election  
  • 18 illustrations to color, including 2 interactive pages  
  • 80# weight paper, good for coloring  
  • No illustrations placed back-to-back

We spent a considerable amount of time researching the details of the story via news articles and there is abundant footnoting in the text. We have launched the website colorustrumped.com as a space to share product updates, media announcements, and as an archive of those footnotes (for those interested in following Trump's record throughout the years).

While the main product being offered in this launch is the Color U.S. Trumped coloring book, we couldn't stop there. We wanted to immortalize some of our positive political heroes and thus created the Nasty Women illustrations to accompany this project. The term "Nasty Woman" was given life by Donald Trump when Hillary Clinton was schooling him in the 3rd Presidential debate. Trump, looking the part of the angry fool, leaned into his microphone and interrupted Hillary Clinton, calling her a "nasty woman." Rather than let Trump define a woman displaying competence and assertiveness as "nasty," women around the U.S. claimed the term on social media and declared themselves "nasty" as well. While no one is perfect, we have much respect for Hillary Clinton's years of service and what she endured during the 2016 campaign. Clinton, as well as fellow pursuers of justice for all such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michelle Obama, and Elizabeth Warren, are the four women we paid homage to with these patriot-themed illustrations. Each will have their own 3" x 4" sticker, and will appear on the Nasty Women poster (final size and design TBD, but will be close to the image below and be approx. 16" x 20" in size).

Designs for the Nasty Women Stickers and future poster
Designs for the Nasty Women Stickers and future poster

Raising Funds

This project has been a labor of love but it has also been a lot of labor! Basically every spare minute we have had since the election-- late nights, weekends, our fall and winter holidays-- were spent looking at articles on Donald Trump and his associates. Please reward us for all of our suffering by supporting and/or sharing this project!

We wrote, documented, and illustrated the book; we created the nasty women stickers (final poster design forthcoming); we investigated paper stock and printing costs; we solicited feedback from anyone willing to give it (thank you to family and friends); we built the website and created the video all to get to this moment....

Here is where we ask for your help to make this project happen. There are considerable costs to getting this project to press.

  • ISBN numbers - $250
  • Printing Color U.S. Trumped coloring books - $? (depends on how many packages the Kickstarter community purchases)
  • Printing "Nasty Women" stickers and posters - $? (depends on how many packages the Kickstarter community purchases)
  • Shipping / delivery of all products - $? (depends on how many packages the Kickstarter community purchases)
  • Website hosting and domain name for colorustrumped.com - $15/year for annual domain name renewal, $9.95/month for hosting (hosting costs could go up if we get significant site traffic)
  • Writing for and maintaining the website/blog and all related promotional materials (time)
  • Designing the books, stickers, posters, website/blog and all related promotional materials (time)
  • Kickstarter fees and taxes - up to 10% of total raised

We have created several tiers of participation for this project and several options that are budget-friendly.

While we haven't decided on which printer we will use for the coloring books, we do have two quotes. Per-unit printing costs vary widely depending on how many copies are printed at one time. We will select a print quantity and print shop based on the amount of support we receive through Kickstarter. We really care that the book, as well as the supporting stickers and posters, are quality. We anticipate the cover price of the book will be $9.95.

We would love to do another project in the future such as Color U.S. Trumped – The Cabinet Members Edition, or Color U.S. Trumped – Stuff Being Destroyed by Executive Orders and with your support we can. 

Risks and challenges

We feel the biggest risk or challenge to this project will simply be that others will feel compelled to try to shut it down because of the nature of the content. Although the book is fully documented (and the story and drawings reasonably tame compared to the reality that informed them), freedom to ignore or condemn facts and fact-based products seems to be all the rage. We were hoping for support and protection from the artistic and human community.

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    One CUSTOM Nasty Women poster -- you provide a usable photo of yourself or the person you want added to the Nasty Women poster (for example: you send us pictures of your grandmother and request the caption "Family Hero") and we'll make a drawing of her in the style of the other Nasty Women on our standard poster! Choose which of the three other Nasty Women featured on our standard Nasty Women poster will appear side by side with your custom portrait. More instructions will be given upon purchase.
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