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Parts per Million by Julia Stoops, a novel of activism and loss in the GWB-era, will be released by Forest Avenue Press in April 2018. Thanks to all the Kickstarter supporters for making the illustrations real!
Parts per Million by Julia Stoops, a novel of activism and loss in the GWB-era, will be released by Forest Avenue Press in April 2018. Thanks to all the Kickstarter supporters for making the illustrations real!
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    Postcard of a book illustration

    A thank you postcard from Gabriel and Julia of one of the Parts per Million illustrations, and your name on the acknowledgements page in the printed book.

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    Parts per Million button

    A 1.25" Parts per Million button depicting the 1985 Toro. Includes your name on the acknowledgements page in the book.

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    A Parts per Million bookplate

    One 4x5" Parts per Million-themed relief print bookplate hand-carved and printed by Gabriel Liston. Plus a postcard and your name on the acknowledgements page.

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    Parts per Million patch

    A patch Jen would be proud to wear! A 5x5" silkscreened Parts per Million-themed canvas patch, suitable for cargo shorts or hoodies. And a postcard and your name on the acknowledgements page.

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    Set of five postcards of illustrations

    A set of five, 5x7" postcards depicting Gabriel Liston's five final illustrations published in the novel. Suitable for sending to your representatives! Includes your name on the acknowledgements page.

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    Parts per Million zine of scenes

    Think of this as a companion volume to the novel. Get the story from Deirdre's point of view -- an important and lyrical character whose scenes were developed with, but not included in the published version.

    Each zine has a unique stenciled cover and includes ink sketches of scenes from the story, produced especially for this zine. Signed by Gabriel and Julia. Includes a postcard and your name in the book acknowledgements.

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    Parts per Million Activist Package

    A set of five different postcards of the final illustrations, suitable for sending to your representatives. Two buttons. A hand-silkscreened canvas patch. And your name on the acknowledgements page.

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    Parts per Million Advocate Package

    A Parts per Million bookplate, a silkscreen patch, a copy of the zine of additional scenes. And a postcard and your name on the book's acknowledgements page.

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    Publisher feedback for writers

    Forest Avenue Press founder Laura Stanfill will provide her professional feedback on either a query letter plus the first three pages of your manuscript, or the first five pages of your manuscript. And from the rest of us, a postcard. Plus your name on the book's acknowledgements page.

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    Portrait with your favorite character

    Step into the world of Parts per Million! An 8x10" drawing of you with your favorite character from the novel. Drawn on 100% acid free rag paper. Includes a bookplate, a postcard and your name on the acknowledgements page.

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    Original illustration

    One of the five original 8x10" illustrations chosen for printing in the book. Drawn on acid-free rag paper. Includes a postcard and your name on the acknowledgements.

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    Sketchbook of Parts per Million drawings

    Own the dozens of studies and outtakes that go into preparing the final five illustrations! One of Gabriel Liston's original 8x10.5" sketchbooks used to develop the characters, locations, and even the kickstarter video for Parts per Million. Hand re-bound from a reclaimed, super-tough, cloth library book (like all Gabriel Liston's sketchbooks). About 90 pages (mostly packed with drawings, only a little writing). Plus a postcard and your name on the novel's acknowledgements page.

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    For early birds: bookplate + signed copy

    You get the 4x5", Parts per Million-themed relief print bookplate hand-carved and printed by Gabriel Liston, inside one of just five hot-off-the-press copies of the novel (not a galley, not an advance reader copy), signed by both the author Julia and the illustrator Gabriel. Ships before the books hit the stores. Plus you'll get a postcard and your name in the acknowledgements.

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    Hand-bound hardcover edition

    A limited edition copy of Parts Per Million hand bound into a reclaimed, tough-as-nails library cover. This is how Gabriel Liston builds his sketchbooks and swears by it for beauty and durability. Each copy has a unique stenciled cover, and is signed by author Julia and illustrator Gabriel. Includes a bookplate, a postcard and your name in the book acknowledgements.

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    Hardcover with tea and a sketch

    Meet for tea with author Julia and illustrator Gabriel at our favorite hangout in Portland. Chat about the process, and get yourself sketched by Gabriel into one of the hand-bound hardcover editions before we finish our tea and hand over the book.


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