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Last updated November 30, 2016

Sloth Merchandise Project

Love sloths? Here's your chance to gear up and show the world your sloth pride! Finally our sloth merchandise will be available to all.

Sloth Merchandise Project

Love sloths? Here's your chance to gear up and show the world your sloth pride! Finally our sloth merchandise will be available to all.

£709
pledged of £3,000pledged of £3,000 goal
22
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 25 2016 8:36 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 30, 2016

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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About

The Comic

Hi there everyone! Seeing as we make comic books, I thought it would be a good idea to explain this in comic form!

 

The Rewards

Let us have a closer look at the rewards:

There are 2 hoodies to choose from. These tend to fit a bit big, so if you're in between 2 sizes, I would choose the smaller one, from personal experience with these hoodies.

Black Hoodie by Claude T.C.
Black Hoodie by Claude T.C.

 

Blue Hoodie by Yatuu and Francesca Dare
Blue Hoodie by Yatuu and Francesca Dare

We prepared 4 different t-shirts for you, hoping to provide a good variety of colours and styles to please everyone. These will be printed on both unisex t-shirts and women's fitted t-shirts, please choose the appropriate reward. Unfortunately fitted shirts are slightly more expensive.

Blue T-Shirt by Yatuu
Blue T-Shirt by Yatuu

 

Red T-Shirt by Andrew Dunn
Red T-Shirt by Andrew Dunn

 

White T-Shirt by Francesca Dare
White T-Shirt by Francesca Dare

 

Black T-Shirt by Daniel Selig
Black T-Shirt by Daniel Selig

There are 3 tote bag designs to choose from. These are quite standard size 80mm wide x 410mm deep. The printing will be on vinyl material transferred onto Westford Mills bags.

Blue Bag by Yatuu
Blue Bag by Yatuu

 

White Bag by Francesca Dare
White Bag by Francesca Dare

 

Black Bag by Daniel Selig
Black Bag by Daniel Selig

The mugs are standard size and are microwave and dishwasher safe. It is important to mention that! Here are our 3 sloth designs you can choose from:

Mug by Caspar Wijngaard
Mug by Caspar Wijngaard

 

Steanpunk Mug by Charles Cutting
Steanpunk Mug by Charles Cutting

 

Mug by Francesca Dare
Mug by Francesca Dare

Here is a prototype mug below. The final ones have a bigger printable area and will therefore have a bigger image. The images above are the actual final images to be printed on the mugs.

Prototype Mug
Prototype Mug

I will personally overview the printing process for the sloth prints. We have made some in the past on heavy grade card so you can frame them and have a great looking print on your wall! There's 6 to choose from:

The 6 Prints
The 6 Prints

The badges are nice big 32mm buttons with your favourite sloth on it. You have a choice of any of the designs!

All designs are available in badge form!
All designs are available in badge form!

Exclusively for this campaign, I have asked the amazing Caspar Wijngaard to create a full HD desktop wallpaper, so you can sloth up your computers, phones and tablets.

Desktop Wallpaper by Caspar Wijngaard - Preview
Desktop Wallpaper by Caspar Wijngaard - Preview

The Artists

Caspar Wijngaard is now working on the Dark Souls comic but has recently worked on the Assassin's Creed comic series and the acclaimed series Limbo, created with Dan Waters.

Daniel Selig is my oldest friend and has designed the Sloth Comics logo. He has just released his latest comic in France: Un-Kungfu!

Francesca Dare is the creator of the amazing Penny Blackfeather, currently published by Sloth Comics.

Charles Cutting has been with Sloth Comics since the start and is the artist for the violent steampunk action-thrill Steam Hammer, as well as the creator of Kadath, his adaption of HP Lovecraft's The Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath.

Yatuu has worked with Sloth Comics for years. She's the creator and protagonist in Young, Talented... Exploited!, her comic about her 2 year unpaid internship. She is now working on The Sloth Comic #1 with Sloth Comics. amongst other things.

Claude T.C. is the creator of Gronk Comics, which includes one of my favourite self-published heroes: Immortal Euan. Go read it here: http://gronkcomics.com/

Andrew Dunn is a printmaker and illustrator living in Edinburgh. He normally does not work on comics, but I'm a big fan of his work so he made an exception.

We really hope to get these out to you before Christmas, which should be feasible within the UK but might be tricky for the rest of the world as it will depend a lot on the postal service.

 

Risks and challenges

This entire kickstarter is actually the best way to approach the major challenge I have: figuring out what sizes to order for the shirts and hoodies! We've made prints and badges before, so we know which designs are more popular on what products but the other challenge is to figure out who wants which design on what. After this campaign, we should have a good enough sample size to be able to keep making merchandise and bring them to comic cons and other events as well as create more sloth designs and merchandise.

We already found how to produce the best quality merchandise and made multiple prototypes until we were happy the mugs and clothing would stand the test of time and mainly of multiple washes. The absolutely do! Printing error can happen though, as comic book publishing has taught us. Hopefully there will not be any mistakes or problems with the printing!

Shipping can also be quite annoying, especially when international shipping is concerned. Once again, there should not be any problems, but if by some unfortunate turn of event something gets lost in the mail, please tell us! We will do all we can to remedy any of those problems as soon as possible. I have already researched the rates and times for shipping and really hope to have everything out by the end of the year and hopefully you will get them promptly.

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Support

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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 2

    Desktop Wallpaper

    To thank you for your contribution, Caspar Wijngaard, artist on such titles as Limbo and Assassin's Creed, has created an amazing wallpaper to sloth up your devices!

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    Badge and Print

    The sloth design of your choice printed on 300 gsm, high quality card, and a 32mm badge with the sloth of your choice. You will also get Caspar's desktop wallpaper.

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    • A4 Print
    • 32mm badge
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    Mug

    Your choice of sloth mug design with matching box packaging. This also comes with a 32mm badge of your choice and digital wallpaper.

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    • 32mm badge
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    Tote Bag

    Your choice of sloth tote bag. We'll throw in a 32mm sloth badge of your choice and the digital wallpaper included here too.

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    • 32mm badge
    • Desktop wallpaper
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    Sloth T-shirt

    Your choice of a sloth tshirt (size S to XXL). This also includes a 32mm badge of your choice, and digital wallpaper.

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    • 32mm badge
    • Desktop wallpaper
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    Women's Fitted Sloth T-Shirt

    Your choice of a women's fitted sloth tshirt (size S to XXL). This also includes a 32mm badge of your choice, and digital wallpaper.

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    Hoodie

    The sloth hoodie! Unisex size S to XXL. This come with a free print and 32mm badge of your choice, and digital wallpaper

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    • 32mm badge
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    One of Everything!

    If you want everything this is for you! A hoodie, a t-shirt (unisex or fitted), a mug, a bag, 4 prints, and 4 badges come with this perk.

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    • Hoodie
    • T-shirt
    • Bag
    • Mug
    • A4 Print
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Funding period

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