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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 28 2019 7:59 PM UTC +00:00.

$1,448
pledged of $1,700pledged of $1,700 goal
50
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 28 2019 7:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About


Hey guys! I’m Allen. I’m a Web and Graphic Designer turned Illustrator. 

I'm the Artist & Writer for my creator-owned series "Ancient Ones" which is a mix of Sci-fi and Fantasy culminating in my upcoming book the Codex. I have future plans for more books, a board game, toys, and also a movie.

So this Kickstarter is important in many ways. First and foremost, this is a campaign to create enamel pins alongside my good friend, and fellow artist, Andrew Thomson. Andrew and I have overlapping audiences and we’ve both been planning Kickstarters for a while now. The thing that makes this truly unique though is that we are running separate campaigns, BUT we are going to reward anyone who supports us both with a very limited edition metal card with both of our art on it! On top of that, we have a stretch goal planned where we’ll each do an interpretation of the other's illustration! Pretty awesome, right?!

Andrew and I at C2E2. Yeah, we cool like that.
Andrew and I at C2E2. Yeah, we cool like that.

So now that you know all that, let me tell you a little about the Ancient Ones, and why it’s important to me. 

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Yes, I’m aware I opened up with a Star Wars reference. It’s the movie that made me want to be an Artist. I still remember seeing it when I was seven and I wanted nothing more than to make a space opera. 

The Idea for Ancient Ones has always been in the back of my mind. I grew up loving mythology, it’s been a huge part of my life. I spent my formative years poring over books about various myths. I then wanted to create art inspired by those legends, and one day I had this idea of a Traveler. Much like the actual illustration, The Traveler floated around in my head for months, looking for an opportunity to make itself known. I can still recall the morning I stopped doing fanart and decided to make my own world. 

I’m always nervous about how my work will be received but so far it’s been very positive. It’s incredibly encouraging to see you all react and be inspired by Ancient Ones. 

Nowadays, people tend to lose their sense of wonder, and I wanted to create these soft enamel pins to keep the desire to daydream alive. Everyone has their own Traveler, we just have to pay attention and let it manifest itself.  

And with that, here's what this Kickstarters would like to offer you.


Check out Andrew's pins, prints, mats, and metal HERE 



Assuming we can exceed our funding goal, I've prepared some stretch goals to unlock.   

Last but least, all shipping costs will be added on at checkout. All shipping amounts are priced at cost via the weight of each item. 

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk and challenge of this kickstarter will be producing and shipping the pins. Once the campaign closes, it takes about a month to receive funds and at that point we'll place orders. Generally, the supplier takes 3-4 weeks to make and ship the pins. Depending on how many color combinations and goals we unlock, it might add some time to the schedule.
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