Fairies and Mermaids Coloring Book (Canceled)
A coloring book featuring 26 different fantasy art images to color, selected from my Fairies and Mermaids art book!
Why a Coloring Book?
As a child, I loved coloring books. Coloring probably played a large part in my chosen profession, and as a professional artist I actually love creating coloring pages. In the past I've provided coloring pages for collaborative coloring books, but I thought it was time to offer a coloring book of my own. I've gotten a lot of requests for coloring books over the years, and with the recent upswing in demand for adult coloring books it seemed like there was no time like the present!
What's in the Book?
The coloring book contains two copies of each page, and each coloring page is single-sided, so there is nothing printed on the back. There are 13 fairy images and 13 mermaid images, for a total of 52 pages to color!
The pages vary in difficulty, so you have plenty of choices whether you want to color for a few minutes or a few hours.
The images chosen for the book were my favorites from my recently released Fairies and Mermaids art book, plus some never-before-seen coloring pages specially made for this book. The Fairies and Mermaids art book is 90 pages of full-color, full-page art, and I'm offering some bundles in this Kickstarter that include a signed copy of the coloring book AND a signed copy of the art book!
What About the Quality?
The coloring books are actually printed to be the same size and on the same paper as my art books. The pages are uncoated matte paper, so pencils and crayons will adhere to the paper well.
All pledges $10 and up include the .PDF so you can print the pages on any laser or inkjet printer, and on the paper of your choice.
The covers of the books are sturdy, thick, and gloss-coated so they are durable and will last.
The books are also perfect-bound, like most professionally-printed paperback books.
What About Add-Ons and Special Perks?
I've added a few special packages, as well as a variety of add-ons, and special backers-only perks!
$4500 LOCKED: Set of 3 unique coloring postcards, 4"x6" in size, and printed on 140lb. watercolor paper!
$6,000 LOCKED: 2 more unique coloring pages added to the coloring book! Total of 28 unique pages and 56 coloring pages total!
$8,000 LOCKED: 4 more unique coloring pages added to the coloring book! Total of 32 unique pages and 64 coloring pages total!
$10,000 LOCKED: 6 more unique coloring pages added to the coloring book! Total of 38 unique pages and 76 coloring pages total!
The largest chunk of the budget will be spent on printing costs and shipping the books to us and then to you. Packing materials like boxes and bubble wrap make up about 10% of the budget, 10% is allotted for Kickstarter and processing fees, and the remainder is for incidentals like printer ink, unanticipated costs, pens, coffee, and a tray of sandwiches for my helpers!
Risks and challenges
Having now self-published two art books and countless journal designs, I'm very familiar with book publishing, packing and shipping the books, designing them, and so on, and am confident that I can design, print, and deliver these books without issue.
In 2013 we added a workshop onto our house and we have an entire two-car garage filled with tables at our disposal. Over the years we've added thermal printers, digital scales, and other warehouse equipment to expedite the shipping process. We've now shipped hundreds (thousands?) of packages all around the world and are very experienced with shipping and the challenges it presents. It's our full-time jobs!
I aim to be 100% transparent about my projects, and always keep my backers updated if something goes wrong, but I have done everything in my power to schedule this project with a generous lead-time and prepare my workspace so that we are completely ready to ship as soon as the books arrive.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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