About this project
For the past 40 years, My Dry Bones cartoons have been the comic strip of the Jewish people, I've used the internationally syndicated cartoon to comment humorously on the news of the day since 1973.
This coming year is Dry Bones' 40th Anniversary! And to mark the occasion, I want to fulfill my dream to create a Dry Bones Passover Haggadah, but to do it I'll need your help.
Why a Passover Haggadah ? Passover, especially in these days of scattered families is a time to try to be together.The Passover Haggadah is unique. It is an illustrated ritual/cultural book that is found in most Jewish homes.
Why is This Haggadah Different From All Other Haggadahs? Haggadahs, are distinguished by either their artwork or their commentary. In the Dry Bones Passover Haggadah,the artwork is the commentary. I foresee the Haggadah as being between 90-100 pages, in Hebrew and English.
Rewards: You can partner with me for any amount, from $1 to $1,500 or more, and In return for your backing, I''ve got a list of neat stuff to send you ...as a thank you for your help..
SPECIAL REWARD: an unprotected, unblocked PDF of the Haggadah If we can raise the funds by November 16th, It will enable me to write and draw the haggadah , I'll get immediately to work, and one of the rewards I'd then like to send you is an unprotected, unblocked PDF of the Haggadah for you to print out and enjoy by this coming Passover!.
If you are a fan of the Dry Bones cartoons, you know that my main character is Mr. Shuldig. He's often shown sitting in his favorite easy chair.
Paper "Cut out" Rewards? I have a grandson who lives off in New Jersey. When I'm with him I entertain him with a secret hobby I've had for years. I create cut out and put-together paper models of buildings, vehicles, and animals. So when I tried to think of unique rewards for your backing I thought of creating for you a paper Uncle Shuldig to sit on your Seder table with our Haggadah in his hands.
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Below are some sample Haggadah pages:
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A final Note: In Every Generationwe gather together at Passover to form a link with the generations that have gone by and with the generations yet to come. Our Dry Bones Haggadah will speak to the generations of the future long after we are gone.
But I can't do it without your help!
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge posed to the project will be dealing with the “unexpected”. For that reason it is important for us to identify those improbable events and consider the risks that they would present.
One risk concerns computer and software failure. We use computers, scanners, printers, hubs, routers, monitors, modems, etc. We back up all our work to an off-site facility, and we use serious anti-virus protection. We are also taking into account that we could have a few minor crashes and upheavals during the course of the project and its fulfillment. Should our computer equipment become problematic, we believe that we could fix the situation in a timely manner, but the risk of delay due to computer problems and glitches exists.
Another risk is of either the artist or the project manager becoming seriously incapacitated (accident, illness). In that case, the completion of the project could be delayed.
Another challenge posed to the project’s schedule would be the happy event of our being flooded with more than expected contributions. Fulfillment could become a bigger job than anticipated, but we are prepared to recruit assistance if needed. We've done the math and the scheduling and the research and we're ready.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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