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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, September 14 2019 12:32 AM UTC +00:00.

$361
pledged of $5,500pledged of $5,500 goal
18
backers
21days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, September 14 2019 12:32 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Bedtime Before Five is an anthology of 12 short stories that are based on real life secrets and real-life people, with a dark twist. From fantasy to horror to sci-fi, each story explores dark themes that are often left unsaid in day-to-day conversations. The stories do not follow conventional narratives. Happy endings are few, and there may be no arch-nemesis. In the same vein as Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman stories, the eerie stories in Bedtime Before Five can be interpreted in various ways. Eight of the 12 stories are already complete, and the remaining stories will be produced after the funds are raised. To see daily updates, please add our Instagram account @bedtimebeforefive.

Format.  Each Bedtime Before Five chapter is three pages in length, four panels per page, and can be read under 5 minutes. Each is a complete thought unto itself with a beginning, middle and end.

*The stories in the book may not follow the order presented in the link.
*The stories in the book may not follow the order presented in the link.

The goal of this project is to raise funding to produce 250 copies of Bedtime Before Five. The final product is a 56-page, 7 in. x 7 in. hardcover book. Not only will the finished book compile the 12 Bedtime Before Five stories, but it will also include behind-the-scenes content such as character designs and early rough sketches, all of which will be book exclusive. 

    In appreciation of your generous donations, we offer seven levels of rewards: 

 In summary:

 Bedtime Before Five is a passion project. The funding goal covers production costs only. We only want to birth our dark stories into the world. But we do not necessarily seek renumeration for our labor.

Clockwise from top left: 1) Niki, writer and well of dark thoughts, 2) Steven, artist by night, professor by day, 3) Emille, production assistant, spends too much time on the computer, and 4) Justin, production assistant, hangs out with friends and family in his free time.
Clockwise from top left: 1) Niki, writer and well of dark thoughts, 2) Steven, artist by night, professor by day, 3) Emille, production assistant, spends too much time on the computer, and 4) Justin, production assistant, hangs out with friends and family in his free time.

Risks and challenges

As of the publishing of this campaign, eight of the short stories are completed. If the campaign is funded we will work towards finishing the anthology with 4 other short stories.

As this is our first Kickstarter, it is inevitable that we will be learning as we go. If any issue arises in printing, production, or distribution we will be posting comments to notify everyone on delays. We are confident and ready to get this project printed and in everyone’s hands.

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    ⏰ Digital PDF of Bedtime Before Five

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    ⏰ Hardcover + Digital PDF

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    ⏰ Hardcover + PDF + Pin

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    ⏰ Signed Hardcover + PDF + Pin + Print

    As our way of thanks, your hardcover book is signed by the BB5 crew. You will also receive a limited edition print from our artist.

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    ⏰ Custom Sketch Package

    Our artist will personally draw a 5 minute sketch of one of our characters inside of the book.

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    ⏰ The Monster Under Your Bed

    You become a part of our anthology, complete with a chapter based on your own life story.

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