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By William De Paula
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About

The Hula Girls Art Book Kickstarter project 

Hula Girls Book Cover Prototype
Hula Girls Book Cover Prototype

I'm asking for your help to fund the publishing of my book Hula Girls: The Hula Art of DePaula.  The book is my collection of my Hula art paintings that I've been working on for the last several years.  The book is not only an art book, but it tells the story of hula dancing - from its mythology to pop culture hula.  The book is filled with beautiful hula women portraits and tells an interesting, informative history.  The book will be hardcover and approximately 8" x 11". 

Hula Art Pin-ups from Hula Girl Book
Hula Art Pin-ups from Hula Girl Book
A few pages from the Hula Girls Art Book
A few pages from the Hula Girls Art Book

Take the time to look over the video and some of the artwork on this project page.  It will give you a good idea of the wonderful artwork.  I have taken a lot of time to lovingly put together this collection of hula pin-ups. 

About Hula Dancing from Mythology to Pop Culture
About Hula Dancing from Mythology to Pop Culture

 The funding is to publish the Hula Girl book.  With the funding, I will be able to pay for publishing costs and a first run of the book.  I've tried my best to keep costs down and I've spent countless hours on the paintings and putting together of the book.

Hula Girl Portraits from Hula Book
Hula Girl Portraits from Hula Book

Thanks for taking the time to look this over.  I appreciate it and hope you enjoy the project.

Pledge Rewards

Okay so here are some of the artwork that you get with the different pledges:

$5 Pledge: Art Trading Card Print
$5 Pledge: Art Trading Card Print
$20 Pledge 8"x10" Matted Art Print
$20 Pledge 8"x10" Matted Art Print
$40 Pledge Hardcover Signed Book Hula Girls
$40 Pledge Hardcover Signed Book Hula Girls
$100 Pledge 8"x10" Print #1
$100 Pledge 8"x10" Print #1
$100 Pledge 8"x10" Print #2
$100 Pledge 8"x10" Print #2
$100 Pledge 8"x10" Print #3
$100 Pledge 8"x10" Print #3
$100 Pledge Included Hardcover Book Hula Girls!
$100 Pledge Included Hardcover Book Hula Girls!
$250 Pledge, Get One of these Four original works of art and a Hardcover Copy of Hula Girls.  First to buy get first Choice of Artwork.
$250 Pledge, Get One of these Four original works of art and a Hardcover Copy of Hula Girls. First to buy get first Choice of Artwork.
$250 Pledge, Get One of these Four original works of art and a Hardcover Copy of Hula Girls.  First to buy get first Choice of Artwork.
$250 Pledge, Get One of these Four original works of art and a Hardcover Copy of Hula Girls. First to buy get first Choice of Artwork.
$250 Pledge, Get One of these Four original works of art and a Hardcover Copy of Hula Girls.  First to buy get first Choice of Artwork.
$250 Pledge, Get One of these Four original works of art and a Hardcover Copy of Hula Girls. First to buy get first Choice of Artwork.
$250 Pledge, Get One of these Four original works of art and a Hardcover Copy of Hula Girls.  First to buy get first Choice of Artwork.
$250 Pledge, Get One of these Four original works of art and a Hardcover Copy of Hula Girls. First to buy get first Choice of Artwork.
$500 Signed Hardcover Copy of Hula Girls and get your own custom Original Hula Girl Painting!!
$500 Signed Hardcover Copy of Hula Girls and get your own custom Original Hula Girl Painting!!

Risks and challenges

While I've spent a lot of time trying to make sure everything works smoothly, there are alway risks. One risk is the artwork colors - the colors might not match the artwork. If this happens and one of the Hula girls look "off" I will have to go back in and figure out what went wrong. This could cause a delay. Another risk is that the printing of the book gets delayed. While our printer has given us a set amount of time in which the books should be published, you never really know. Life happens and sometimes there are delays.

Another risk that I have run into already was the quality of the publishing. I want to make this a quality art book. I've gotten book proofs that I haven't been happy with so I had to find another publisher. I needed to reformat and resubmit and this time it has worked out better than I thought.

Going through all of these problems has really helped me create the best Hula art book that is possible. Also going through all of this before I launch the Hula Girls Kickstarter Project helps minimize any risks. It has been a long process, but I feel it has made the art book even greater than it already was.

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    Kickstarter Exclusive! Hula Girl Pin-Up Art Trading Card print (size of a baseball card) in protective card case. A fun, small way to be involved in the excitement!

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    Kickstarter Exclusive! 8" x 10" Matted Hula Girl Art Print.

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    Signed Hardcover Copy of Hula Girls: The Hula Art of DePaula. Be one of the first to get this awesome book. Thanks for helping make this happen!

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    The Hula Room: Set of 3 - Signed 8" x 10" Hula Matted Art Prints and 1 - Signed Hardcover Copy of Hula Girls: The Hula Art of DePaula. Enough hula artwork to give a room a statement!

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    Hula Art Collector!
    Get an original work of art from the Hula Girls book. This is a rare treat because I rarely sell any original artwork. This hand painted 8" x 10" work of art on paper comes framed and matted. There are only four of these available, so act quickly!

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    Become a Hula Girl!
    Original 8" x 10" Custom Hula Girl Artwork Matted and Framed. Send me a picture of yourself, a friend or a loved one and I will paint a painting of (you) or them as a Hula Girl. Signed Hardcover Copy of Hula Girls: the Art of Hula. (Painting is for one person.) Makes an original gift!

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Funding period

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