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Ever been glued to a crocodile? The most embarrassing stories of fieldwork scientists illustrated in a book!
Ever been glued to a crocodile? The most embarrassing stories of fieldwork scientists illustrated in a book!
Ever been glued to a crocodile? The most embarrassing stories of fieldwork scientists illustrated in a book!
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    1. Jim Jourdane Creator on May 16

      Thank you so much Deb and Sarah !! Yes I developed more this explanation part that what I had initially planned. That's also why it took so much time! I'm glad you love it!

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      Sarah H on May 16

      This is fabulous! It's much more detailed than I imagined. I love having the follow-up explanations. Those were unexpected. I ordered this for my 7 year old who's very interested in science and animals. I'm really looking forward to getting the hard copy and reading this with her!

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      Deb Swinney on May 15

      I ordered this because my son is home educated, and I thought it would be both funny and educational. I just received the PDF, and it has exceeded my expectations - what a fabulous book! <3

    4. Jim Jourdane Creator on May 4

      Hi Andrew ! We are very close to the ebook version! I finished all illustrations, now I just correct a few last things before release
      For the physical copy, you'll need more patience, as printing and shipping will take time.
      New month, I should make a news !

    5. Andrew Hurwitz
      on May 4

      How close are we now, Jim?

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      Marionneau on April 22

      @Jim Jourdane
      Je suis bien rassuré d'avoir choisi le version en anglais du coup. Merci d'avoir pris le temps de répondre, un grand bravo pour ce livre et bon courage.

    7. Jim Jourdane Creator on April 22

      @Marionneau Bonjour ! Je me permets de répondre en français car je suis francophone, ce sera plus simple :) Ce n'est pas la première fois qu'on me pose la question sur les langues.
      La version originale est l'anglais car ce sont des témoignages en anglais. Ils sont corrigés par une correctrice anglophone.
      La version française est relativement indépendante, en ce sens que ce n'est pas une simple traduction mais une vraie adaptation, tous les textes étant réécrits par une écrivaine et correctrice pro francophone. Si on compare les versions il y aura donc quelques différences car parfois une phrase a sauté, ou a été modifiée, l'adaptatrice a parfois pris des libertés avec la version anglaise pour rendre le texte plus concis ou plus vivant.
      Merci pour l'upgrade de l'aquarelle, et oui je suis bien parti pour tout signer :)

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      Marionneau on April 22

      @Jim Jourdane
      Tody there was a demonstration in Paris to promote real science and I thought about how far Fieldwork Fail was and it brought back some questions I had in mind.
      I saw in your last update that you had some trouble finding a French translation for the title and I wondered in which language you started writing Fieldwork Fail. I mean, being French myself and choosing English as a communication language all the time, I hesitated a long time between the FR and the ENG version and their degree of authenticity.
      By the way, I think you said you would have the time to sign the giclée print and as I updated my pledge to get the aquarelle, I asked myelf if you would also have the time to sign the aquarelles. If you have the time to sign everyting, it would be amazing!

      Thank you again for this great book that we can't wait to read and share!

    9. Jim Jourdane Creator on April 21

      Hi @KittyCanuck, just select one of them on the list and you should see a preview !

    10. KittyCanuck
      on April 21

      For the giclee prints - it asks us to select which ones we want, but I can't find where to see them all so we know what they look like in order to select.

    11. Jim Jourdane Creator on April 4

      @Andrew I'm working on it !
      @Francisco The ebook is not finished yet, I'm also working on it!
      @Carol Thanks :)

    12. Jim Jourdane Creator on April 4

      @Andrew I'm working on it !
      @Francisco The ebook is not finished yet, I'm also working on it!
      @Carol Thanks :)

    13. Francisco on April 3

      Anyone received their ebook?

    14. Andrew Hurwitz
      on April 3

      Hey Jim! Can we get an April update, please? Thanks!

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      Carol Entin on March 1

      I have thoroughly enjoyed getting a realistic view of the myriad steps involved in the creation of your illustrated book. So many details you have to consider, so many decisions! You could probably illustrate another book all about the book illustration process and call it Book Illustration Fail and Succeed! Seeing your monthly progress helps build the anticipation even more! I think I'm going to miss learning about your process once the book is published and in my hands. Thanks for teaching us along the way and helping us appreciate all the effort you have put into your masterpiece!

    16. Jim Jourdane Creator on February 13

      @Danielle Yes, there is a French version ! And yes, it will be possible to add extracopies (on any language) when I'll send the survey

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      on February 13

      Hi, is there a French version of the book? If so, is it possible to add funding and change the order to get one English and one French copy?

    18. Jim Jourdane Creator on February 1

      Thanks Tobias! I think I'll do the same kind of update next time. There is always something to share about the process!

    19. Tobias Ander
      on February 1

      Thanks for the nice update, realy good update and interesting reading about your process and how you do it!

    20. Jim Jourdane Creator on January 31

      @Andrew Yes! A new update is already written, I just need to add a few drawings in it before I can post it :) Coming this week, maybe tomorrow.

    21. Andrew Hurwitz
      on January 31

      Any new updates coming, Jim?

    22. Jim Jourdane Creator on December 7, 2016

      @Tobias Yes there is a good chance the gift card will be in the next news :)

    23. Tobias Ander
      on December 6, 2016

      Hi, is there a chance you could maje a nice giftcard and provide it in pdf, so I could give that in christmas gift in waiting for the real book?

    24. Jim Jourdane Creator on November 30, 2016

      @Archaeokelly Hi! No problem! I'm going to do something about this :) Thank you!

    25. Archaeokelly on November 30, 2016

      @Jim I would love to find out about a card--I was planning to gift the book to a scientist friend of mine for his bday at the end of January. I totally understand that delays happen, but if I could give him something to show him what he'll be getting later in the spring... Thanks! Super excited about the book!

    26. Jim Jourdane Creator on September 21, 2016

      @Elizabeth Many Thanks !!!!

    27. Elizabeth on September 20, 2016

      @jim - Just wanted to let you know how excited I am about your book! I'm so glad I backed this project and can't wait to read and enjoy your work :]]

    28. Jim Jourdane Creator on September 19, 2016

      @Daniel I'm currently writing the next news :)

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      Daniel Lerps on September 19, 2016

      It's been more than two months since the last update. Any news?

    30. Jim Jourdane Creator on July 31, 2016

      @Andrew Hi Andrew! I don't think so. I wish I could, a lot of people seem to be interested to offer the book but it will be complicated. Maybe offer it for a birthday?

      @Julie Thanks!!

    31. Andrew Hurwitz
      on July 26, 2016

      Hi Jim, I hope your project is going well. Do you think there is any chance on delivery a month earlier in Dec? I am sure many of us would love to give this a gift.

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      julie knight on July 7, 2016

      Congratulations, this is fantastic. I cannot wait to place the book in my classroom to share with my high school students.

    33. Jim Jourdane Creator on July 1, 2016

      @Hilary Thanks for being a part of it's success =)

      @Natha Yes, that's really great!

      @Saz I won't work "too hard", I'll put my energy where it's needed. Like all this campaign!

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      on July 1, 2016

      Congrats on a great campain. Now just don't work too hard.

    35. Brian H on June 30, 2016

      Thanks Solveig!

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      Nathanaël Jourdane on June 30, 2016

      Congratulations, Jim!!! €32,699! This is awesome!!

    37. Hilary A Hayes on June 30, 2016

      Congratulations, Jim! I am consumed with anticipation of receiving our book, etc. This is an incredible project and I am completely thrilled that I am a backer of such an endeavour. Horray!!!

    38. Jim Jourdane Creator on June 30, 2016

      Thanks Margaret, Yael and Solveig! Solveig you were close, congrats too!!!

    39. Solveig Felton on June 30, 2016

      Congratulations on getting a very exciting project funded! I don't do field-work, but I am an experimental scientist; weirdly stories of experiments spectacularly not going to plan are part of what keeps me inspired to stay in the business.

      Also congratulations to Brian H on closest estimate for final number of backers!

    40. Yael Kisel on June 30, 2016

      Wow, congrats on such a successful Kickstarter! I'm not surprised at all though, given how great the project idea is and how great your illustrations are =D Super looking forward to seeing the finished book! yay!

    41. Margaret Bicio Schwoch on June 30, 2016

      Great job on your book! Congrats. You should be very proud. Excited about the book!

    42. Jim Jourdane Creator on June 30, 2016

      Thanks Tobias and James!!! Congrats Brian H, you were the closest guess !!!

    43. James Cartwright on June 30, 2016

      Congrats, looking forward to reading the stories :)

    44. Tobias Ander
      on June 30, 2016

      Congratz! Btw is it possible to get it signed and dedicated? (To my chemist-wife) ;-)

    45. Brian H on June 30, 2016

      My guess is on the nose right now!

    46. Benedikt Groß & Joey Lee on June 30, 2016

      Brilliant project and lovely illustrations. I'm much looking forward to being part of your backer community throughout the process of the campaign! -J

    47. Jim Jourdane Creator on June 30, 2016

      For now the closer guesser is Therese Roth is 1188. Then we have Brian H with 1191. Then Solveig Felton - way beyond with 1234. Suspense!

    48. Jim Jourdane Creator on June 30, 2016

      @Solveig Yes, and there wasn't a lot of estimates around 1200 to 1240! I hope you'll win :)

    49. Solveig Felton on June 30, 2016

      It is beginning to look like my 1234 estimate isn't actually that outlandish! I am very pleased so many people have found and liked this project.

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