This project's funding goal was not reached on October 14, 2012.
About this project
I think it should be mentioned first and foremost that this isn't a Kickstarter for an idea but for a very real and very finished product. The pages have already been written, the illustrations crafted, the project organized and a local publisher contacted. The objective here is to see this book published and to have it converted into an e-book. The only remaining element is you and your desire to make all of this possible. Thank you.
About This Book...
Imagine if, once upon a time, William Shakespeare went to pass a farmer's cart on the highway and the dude in the middle lane quickly spurred his horse forward just to block him in. Then imagine if Shakespeare went home and wrote a play about the guy and called it Hamlet, Prince of Doucheland.
Or imagine Leonardo da Vinci spending years and years of his life painting the Mona Lisa only to discover his douchebag assistant had photobombed his masterpiece.
This book is kind of a mashup of those two situations except it's been produced by me as opposed to a Renaissance master and zombies were tossed in for added tastelessness.
Short story long, A Douchebag's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse is a 75-page color paperback compilation of my own artwork and humor written in seven chapters addressing seven different topics ranging from how the world ends to how a douchebag can become the leader of a ravaged planet. Y'know, the important stuff.
No, as in "About this book... it's so odd! Why in God's name did you write it?"
Oh, my bad. I wrote this book as an homage to the immature little boy residing in all of us who refuses to grow up; the drunken one who didn't know he shouted the F-bomb at the office Christmas party until it went viral on YouTube, or the one who accidentally flipped a nun the bird as she drove 25 in a parking garage, or the one who ate glue just to see if his tastes had changed over the years.
This book is junk food for the soul and a momentary pause from all the tedium of political correctness, social responsibility, politics and religion (unless you happen to practice a religion in which the dead rise up from the earth and eat people).
So why zombies and douchebags?
Well, they say to write what you know. I know some people who act like zombies and I know some douchebags who act like people and I thought they all could use a leg up. Merging the two under one title just made sense, like chocolate and peanut butter... or peanut butter and herring.
I noticed the rewards are digital and emailed to backers. What's up with that?
So as to keep costs low and to make gratification quick and painless, I thought it best to email my artwork to backers so they could print off as much swag as their hearts desired. Why wait for the post office to deliver a single item when you can be emailed an item and reproduce two? It goes along with that whole, "Email a man a fish and he'll eat it for a lifetime" thing.
Plus, more items placed in a package can slow its progress through customs for International backers and that would totally suck.
What about the book? It isn't digital so when will it be distributed?
Once this Kickstarter ends and contributions are received my local book publisher, Greyden Press, estimates a two-week turnaround before the books can be shipped. The books will be sent via Priority Mail through the US Postal Service to backers in the United States. Please add an additional $10 to your contribution for international packages.
In any case the books should arrive well before the holiday season so when you think about your loved ones, think about zombies.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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