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A graphic vignette in which celestial beings create a variety of creatures to populate planet earth. Read more

Holyoke, MA Comics
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A graphic vignette in which celestial beings create a variety of creatures to populate planet earth.

Holyoke, MA Comics
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A Stretch Goal! I've decided to set a stretch goal of $4500. If I reach this goal, anyone who has contributed $50 or more to the campaign will receive a copy of Memories of a Shadow PART 2, as soon as it is finished. Visit the Updates tab for more info.

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Hello! My name is Sophie Argetsinger and I'm an artist and book designer living in Holyoke, MA. 

With this Kickstarter I hope to raise the funds to print and distribute my latest collection of drawings, a short graphic vignette in pen and ink called Creation Myth: A Tale from Beginningless Time. The story follows the 1,084th Conference of Creative Beings, an event during which celestial beings create the living creatures that will populate planet earth. They do this by playing various strange musical instruments. The finished book is 28 pages, 8.5 x 11", and each softcover copy will be printed on Mohawk Superfine paper and hand bound. I hope to print 100 copies with Puritan Capital, a high-quality press in New Hampshire that has a focus on environmental protection.

See a spread and some details from the book below, and scroll further to see pictures of contributor rewards.

double-page spread: a creature creating reptiles and amphibians.
double-page spread: a creature creating reptiles and amphibians.

some details:

 There are several rewards available to contributors, including postcards, stickers, an illustrated mini-story, copies of Creation Myth, art prints, original art, and a personalized portrait of you as an animal of your choice! You can see pictures of these rewards below:

$5 reward: A color postcard with a personal note. The original drawing is also available.
$5 reward: A color postcard with a personal note. The original drawing is also available.
The $10 reward includes stickers featuring pen & ink drawings from "Creation Myth." CHOOSE TWO half-letter sheets of: sea creatures, birds, insects, or reptiles/amphibians.
The $10 reward includes stickers featuring pen & ink drawings from "Creation Myth." CHOOSE TWO half-letter sheets of: sea creatures, birds, insects, or reptiles/amphibians.
The $15 reward includes a 10-page illustrated story called "Memories of a Shadow" that I wrote and illustrated in April.
The $15 reward includes a 10-page illustrated story called "Memories of a Shadow" that I wrote and illustrated in April.
$20 reward: The book! A signed copy of "Creation Myth."
$20 reward: The book! A signed copy of "Creation Myth."
The $30 reward includes a print of the Wooly Terrestrial Octopus.
The $30 reward includes a print of the Wooly Terrestrial Octopus.
The $150 reward includes your animal portrait. Click here to see some recent portraits I've done of people as cats.
The $150 reward includes your animal portrait. Click here to see some recent portraits I've done of people as cats.
                                 
The $200 reward includes an original drawing featuring portraits of each of the participants in the 1,084th Conference of Creative Beings. Pen & ink, 13 x 13".
The $200 reward includes an original drawing featuring portraits of each of the participants in the 1,084th Conference of Creative Beings. Pen & ink, 13 x 13".
drawing detail.
drawing detail.

Thanks for considering supporting my artistic endeavors! You're the best!

Love,

Sophie

**P.S. I am willing to ship internationally--please contact me directly for a rate before pledging. Include your address and which reward you are interested in.**

         

Risks and challenges

All of the art for this project is already completed--all that remains is printing and binding. The main risk I would foresee is: If I happen to far exceed my goal and have more backers than I'm anticipating, it may take me longer than the dates I've estimated for you to receive contributor rewards, particularly because each book will be hand bound. I've limited the individualized commissions to a number that I think I'll be able to complete in two months. And I'll work hard to get you your rewards in a timely manner!

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    2 backers

    A color postcard and note of thanks.

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    4 backers

    Stickers + the postcard.
    The stickers feature pen & ink drawings from "Creation Myth." CHOOSE TWO half-letter sheets of: sea creatures, birds, insects, or reptiles/amphibians. Each sheet contains 7-8 stickers.

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    Pledge $15 or more

    5 backers

    SMALL BUNDLE: "Memories of a Shadow" + stickers + the postcard. "Memories of a Shadow" is a small illustrated story I made in April 2014. It is 10 pages, 4.5 x 5.5", printed on Mohawk Via paper, and hand-bound. It's part one of a continuing story.

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    Pledge $20 or more

    56 backers

    JUST THE BOOK. If you're just here for "Creation Myth," this contribution level is for you.

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    8 backers

    MEDIUM BUNDLE: A signed color art print + "Memories of a Shadow" + stickers + the postcard. The print is of a Wooly Terrestrial Octopus, a watercolor painting that I made in April 2014. It is printed on premium archival Legion Somerset paper, 8.5 x 11". **NOTE: this option does not include "Creation Myth."**

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    53 backers

    LARGE BUNDLE: A signed copy of "Creation Myth" PLUS everything in the Medium Bundle (the terrestrial octopus print + "Memories of a Shadow" + stickers + the postcard). One of everything!

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    Pledge $100 or more

    1 backer All gone!

    The original drawing featured on the postcard. 4 x 6", pen and ink with watercolor. PLUS everything included in the Large Bundle (A signed copy of "Creation Myth" + the terrestrial octopus print + "Memories of a Shadow" + stickers + the postcard).

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    Pledge $150 or more

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    Your animal portrait! I will make an original watercolor painting of you or a friend as the animal of your choice. Visit http://sophieargetsinger.blogspot.com/2014/03/cat-people.html to see recent examples of cat-people portraits. PLUS everything included in the Large Bundle (A signed copy of "Creation Myth" + the terrestrial octopus print +"Memories of a Shadow" + stickers + the postcard).

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    Pledge $200 or more

    1 backer All gone!

    An original drawing featuring portraits of all of the participants in Creation Myth's 1,084th Conference of Creative Beings (see pictures of this drawing at bottom left). Pen and ink, 13 x 13". PLUS everything included in the Large Bundle (A signed copy of "Creation Myth" + the terrestrial octopus print + "Memories of a Shadow" + stickers + the postcard).

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    Pledge $250 or more

    5 backers All gone!

    Commission me! I'll make you a watercolor painting or a pen and ink drawing (8.5 x 11" or smaller) of a subject of your choosing. PLUS everything included in the Large Bundle (A signed copy of "Creation Myth" + the terrestrial octopus print + "Memories of a Shadow" + stickers + the postcard).

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    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (30 days)