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All ages adventure book that teaches science & history with classic Science Fiction tropes.
All ages adventure book that teaches science & history with classic Science Fiction tropes.
77 backers pledged $3,058 to help bring this project to life.

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SpaceBear is an interactive children's picture book and comic. It's book one 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 that can be read in different ways. It can be read straight through as a bedtime story read to younger children, and older children can read it with the margins, interactive puzzles and gives opportunities for your child to add to the story and be creative.  It is built to 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.

THE STORY

We start with SpaceBear receiving an important transmission from the Adventure Bear Squad with a mission; to travel to the far planet of Neptune and investigate an alien distress signal.  SpaceBear uncovers a mystery on the moon of Triton, filled with Olmec statues, artifacts from Earth and a new alien civilization!

PAGES FROM THE BOOK

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!

Rewards

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!

Stretch Goals

I have worked out some GREAT stretch goals for all the backers, including soundtracks, dust jackets and at $3,000 the first one is a COLORING BOOK (print at home) for ALL Backers!

Risks and challenges

This is my second campaign for SpaceBear. The first attempt we had a higher goal of $5,000 because we were using a foreign printer and had a higher print run. I have since made some changes to the book and am using a high quality American company to print the book, which allows me to lower the goal to $2,000.

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.

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    SpaceBear 5x7 STICKER SHEET. These are rad, high quality plastic stickers.

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    A DIGITAL copy of SpaceBear. You get the complete story to read on you tablet, mobile device or computer.

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    Hardcover book, SIGNED.

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    Hardcover book, SIGNED + 5x7 sticker sheet and SpaceBear patch!

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    Hardcover book, SIGNED and a awesome INK DRAWING in the book + sticker sheet & patch

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    Hardcover book, SIGNED with sketch + sticker sheet, patch and 11x15 watercolor painting

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    Limited-edition & numbered OUTER-SPACE Hardcover. Limited to 20, this is the fancy pants version with custom dust-jacket, bookplate and more + everything from the $100 pledge.

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    HOME VISIT - Have the author fly out to your city and read to your family/friends. Have dinner and talk about bears, space or other art projects. Comes with the Limited edition Outer-SpaceBear book and everything from $150 level. (lower 48 states only unless additional travel funds supplied)

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