About this project
Please come back or search on Kickstarter in April 2014 for SpaceBear! We are going to re-launch with a lower target goal due to a different printer which will be all-American!
SpaceBear is an interactive children's picture book and comic. It's book 1 of a series of Bear-heroes, "THE ADVENTURE BEAR SQUAD" that come together. A Sci-Fi adventure story designed for the geek-parent filled with games, learning and creative ways that parents can interact with their children.
SpaceBear is an all-ages book. The book can be read in different ways. It can be read straight through as a bedtime story read to younger children, and also can be read to older children by using the margins and additional games that the book comes with. Interactive puzzles and opportunities for your child to add to the story and be creative are in the book, so that it can stimulate creativity and learning.
We are building a team of bears across genres like the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen meets the Care Bears.
Being a parent of three children, I wanted something that would be fun for me to read as well as educational. Being a nerd-fan of all things geeky, I included pop-culture easter-eggs for the parents. Having experience in academia and science, I included teaching moments of science, astronomy and history.
PAGES FROM THE BOOK
The book will be 9 x 9 inches, hardcover, using 140 gram weight premium paper. We have learned from our previous projects that production quality is extremely important. We are using high quality printing and colors to maintain the fidelity of the vibrant watercolors. We are not using a print-on-demand printer, but a full run from one of the most reputable printers in the world.
- 9 x 9 inches hardcover
- 32 pages
- Premium color
- Premium 140 grams paper weight
- Printed endsheets with name plate
A little bit about me, I am a professional writer, artist and creator and I have run two successful kickstarter projects. I created the graphic novel series Pariah, Missouri and work on a number of projects for graphic novels, boardgames, television and other media. Stories are my bread and butter and I'm very excited about the SpaceBear series. I have BIG plans for the ADVENTURE BEAR SQUAD and my backers will be able to participate
in building this out to much more than one children's book!
SpaceBear is the first of a series of books and multimedia I am creating. ALL backers will have first access to future books and merchandise of the Bear-series and at a discounted rate!
You can easily modify your reward by clicking on "Manage your reward" to add other items to your reward, including additional books for $16/ea as well as more stickers, patches and shirts!
I have worked out some GREAT stretch goals for all the backers, including soundtracks, dust jackets and at $5,500 the first one is a COLORING BOOK (print at home) for ALL Backers!
Risks and challenges
This is my third kickstarter project and I have learned a lot from my experiences.
The book is completed and files have been sent to the printer. I do not foresee any issue with production or timing of rewards delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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