When most of us were 10, we could go anywhere, do anything, create everything. Our adventures were nothing short of epic. As we grew older we forgot how powerful our imaginations once were and how it was our imaginations that helped us overcome fears, find creative answers to problems, and just see a little bit of magic in the world around us.
As an illustrator, I decided many years ago that I wanted my art to help people go back and remember those fantastic adventures. I wanted to recreate the sense that you have the power to do anything, go anywhere and most importantly just to dream.
These artistic adventures have grown over the years. There have been dragons, trolls, rock whales, and unicorns. Unfortunately they are not all in one place. So I figured, maybe it was time to share these adventures in a book. That was able to take you to places that were familiar, yet at the same time completely unique. Places that might bring a tear the eye, a smile to the face, and a warmth to the heart. I wish I could do this on my own but I need the help of others. Welcome to my kickstarter project.
My Project: Adventures for a Lazy Afternoon. A FULL COLOR 68 page 9"x12.25", hard cover art book that deals with imagination, creativity, adventuring and dreams. This is all artwork, sketches, and concepts by illustrator/comic creator Travis Hanson.
Who's it for? It's for anyone that enjoys dreaming, adventuring, creating and just in general playing in their imagination. We are all kids at heart and this book is for the sci-fi/fantasy fan, no matter what the age.
What's in it? All original content. I have a very active imagination and when I am not drawing comics, I like to draw for me. All these creative adventures were originally prints by me. The ideas are purely mine. I am also including sketches , new pencil art and some work that has never been seen before.
Why? I love to tell stories. I love to tell stories through my art. I believe that good stories don't have to be long and drawn out tales (though I like those as well), but can be single complex images with several layers of interpretation. Most of all as I watch my children play, I am reminded of how incredibly fun it was to adventure when I was their age. While I enjoy looking at art online, I love holding a book in my hand. There is just something about that.
I can't do this without you: I need your help, that's why I am here. $11,000 is my goal. This covers printing and for the most part shipping. I am going to add another $1500 of my own money into this project. Why? Because I believe in the dream. With your help we can make this series of adventures a reality.
What happens if we pass the goal? If we pass the goal, I will upgrade the book. I will add a cover jacket, more pages to the interior, and upgrade paper stock. The goal is to make something fantastic and wonderful that keeps getting better.
How can I get a 2nd Book? The last few weeks I have received a lot of requests about if it's possible to get a 2nd book with the rewards. I want to make this happen and yet I need to make sure that everything goes smooth for myself as well. So here is what we are going to do.
Yup just add $30 to your Current Pledge level and I will send you a 2nd book. If you decide to change your reward tier you will need to add $30 as well to get a 2nd book. This is the easiest way to do this.
STRETCH GOALS: Since we hit the original goal, I want to make the stretch goals fun and rewarding. Really rewarding.
Coloring Book Stretch Goal!
Lets see us really get this book upgraded and also lets add a brand new coloring BOOK! Right now though the book is still getting printed! Thanks for love and the support! Please help spread the word.
SPREAD THE WORD... Help share the adventure and always be creative. You never know who you will influence.
To see more of my worlds and adventures come to www.beanleafpress.com
Risks and challenges
What are the risks? There is always risks. One of them being that the books get lost or held up in transit. Or that it will take a long time to finish off the art. Or you might miss the email that sends the survey on how to get your reward when it is all done. These are all valid.
Yet after 3 successful campaigns, I have proven that my main goal is to make things work for you the backer.
First off almost all the art is done. In 60 days I should have it all done and I will keep you updated at all times on what things are going on. I will never start a campaign without being close to completion. That is important to me. If there are hold ups or production issues- you will be the first to know. The goal is that this process is transparent and that you will always be advised on what is going on.
As for missing the important emails, I would encourage you to make sure that you check your spam folder and that you keep an eye out of all kickstarter emails. This is really important. I will do my best to make sure the reward process is smooth, I would also encourage you to make sure that the emails are checked so you don't miss important information.
Also several of the rewards are all custom pieces of art or sketches. This takes time, be aware of that. I do draw quick, but it still takes time. I work down the list as well. So those that get their information to me on-time, well that puts your art on top of the list.
This is a great process and I enjoy when the projects I back are filled with updates and information. I plan to do the same.
travLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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