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Collection of Children's Comics featuring pirate puppies, snorkeling hedgehogs, families of all kinds, and even a sock ghost.
Collection of Children's Comics featuring pirate puppies, snorkeling hedgehogs, families of all kinds, and even a sock ghost.
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 Avie's Stories is a collection of queer inclusive children's comics. Fun for all ages, this is an ideal volume to introduce your early reader to the world of comics.  Earlier this year, we ran a small Kickstarter to introduce the world to Avie's Stories. That campaign was a success, and we added an all new story to the original collection. Since then(!) we've added three more stories, doubling the original collection.

Avie's Stories - The Ultimate Collection - consists of 44 pages of full color comics. It's printed at a smaller manga size, so it's friendly for smaller hands, and will be perfect bound for durability.   Check out story previews below, and consider backing our Kickstarter to bring Avie's Stories to print for this holiday season! 

Here's what people have said about Avie's Stories:

  • "I love them all! The Pirate Puppies are my favorite." - Adam, age 5 (I just turned five!)
  • "To find a story as beautifully written, as kind and gentle, and as thought provoking as this collection is rare." - penguinate.com
  • "I like it!" - Gideon, age 5

 My sister has worked for the Boys and Girls Club for years. When I first decided to take Avie's Stories to print, my sister shared my stories with the kids at her club. This inspired a collection of drawings and paintings, which she then brought together into a single painting that I'm using for the cover.  

 So if your first thought was "looks like a child did this," GOOD that was our goal. 

Timeline:

  • October 14th: Soft-launch!
  • October 20th: Launch Kickstarter
  • Exciting stuff happens.
  • November 20th: Kickstarter ends.
  • December 1st: Books ship.

 These are the stories included in the volume:

Pirate Puppies

 Only puppies can be pirates, so what happens when a lone kitten stows away? 

Illustrated by: Charlotte Wadsworth
Illustrated by: Charlotte Wadsworth

Penguin's Flight

 Penguins are just like any other bird, right? So why can't they fly? 

Illustrated by: Jay Goldstein
Illustrated by: Jay Goldstein

Shark Attack

 I once read that 98% of shark sightings were actually just snorkeling hedgehogs. Here, we explore that things are not always as they appear. 

Illustrated by: Annette Blank
Illustrated by: Annette Blank

Kitty's Coat

 From time to time, we all need a little help. This kitty learns that it's okay to accept that help. 

Illustrated by: Craig Dixon
Illustrated by: Craig Dixon

 Tail o' the Snail 

 Snails develop two shapes of shells as they grow into adulthood. In Tail o' the Snail, our hero learns to express their individuality. 

Illustrated by: Jay Goldstein
Illustrated by: Jay Goldstein

 The Sock Ghost 

 It's rough moving to a new house. Rougher when there's a ghost already living there!  

Co-written by: Natalie Cooper | Illustrated by: Veronica Azana
Co-written by: Natalie Cooper | Illustrated by: Veronica Azana

  The Last Quack 

 Baby Bear's favorite rubber duckie has been kidnapped?! Can Mama Bear rescue him before midnight?

Illustrated by: Bianca Barreto
Illustrated by: Bianca Barreto

A Family of Guinea Pigs

 Families come in all shapes and sizes - or so this hamster is going to learn. 

Illustrated by: Melissa Capriglione
Illustrated by: Melissa Capriglione

  The bulk of funds raised will go toward funding a small print run. The rest will cover shipping of rewards - and, of course, Kickstarter fees. 

All rewards will ship in time for the winter gift giving season! 

 Digital Download 

Every reward tier - $5 or higher - includes a digital copy of Avies Stories, to enjoy on the e-reader of your choice.
Every reward tier - $5 or higher - includes a digital copy of Avies Stories, to enjoy on the e-reader of your choice.

 Paperback Collection ($12) 

The entire collection in perfect bound, full-color print
The entire collection in perfect bound, full-color print

 Avie's Stories Gift Set ($15) 

The paperback collection and set of 3" character stickers.
The paperback collection and set of 3" character stickers.

 Small Library Set ($50) 

Five copies of Avie's Stories - perfect for gifting to a school, library, or handle all your holiday shopping!
Five copies of Avie's Stories - perfect for gifting to a school, library, or handle all your holiday shopping!

 Holiday Shopping - #Done ($65) 

Five copies of Avie's Stories and five sets of 3" character stickers.
Five copies of Avie's Stories and five sets of 3" character stickers.

 For every $100 we go over our goal, a new sticker will be added to every physical reward we ship! 

  • $500: Free Gift Wrap Option! 
  • $600: Glow-in-the-dark Sock Ghost
  • $700: Holographic Polar Bear
  • $800: Pirate Kitten
  • $900: TBD 

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Risks and challenges

I've successfully run and fulfilled eight previous Kickstarter campaigns. These books are finished - I've even held and inspected proofs of the paperback (pictures above). This Kickstarter will fulfill on the weekend of December 1st. It's our goal to have books in your hands, ready for holiday gift giving!

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