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Thank you for supporting my journey to frolic with the panda kindergarten, walk the Great Wall,  visit ancient places, make art, and write stories. You are da bears!
Thank you for supporting my journey to frolic with the panda kindergarten, walk the Great Wall, visit ancient places, make art, and write stories. You are da bears!
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    Almost as good as being there!

    I can't stash you all in my luggage, but you can follow the trip and preparations on a private page on my blog! Plus an embarrassingly grateful thank you email.

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    Panda Trekker Badge of Honor

    Fly your panda satire flag with this embroidered patch, designed by yours truly!
    Plus, you can follow the trip and preparations on a private page on my blog! Also an embarrassingly grateful thank you email.

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    Early Bird Panda Trekker Bag

    Be quick on the draw and get this cool bag for a little less!
    You will be the envy of everyone in line at the grocery store when you present your black canvas bag with my Panda trekker logo!
    But wait, there's more! you also get the embroidered patch (because you know you want that too), access to the private trip blog and a gushingly grateful thank you email.

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    Yoga for Pandas Mini Poster

    Yoga for Pandas (The cuppycake salute) seems to be everyone's favorite cartoon! Maybe because we wish that eating a cuppycake would have the same benefits as doing an hour of yoga, or maybe because this is how most of us look when doing yoga. The mini poster is a discreet 8"x10" and suitable for your office cubicle! These will ship sooner than original art as a stand alone reward, but at the same time as original art, if you are getting that as well. You can add additional copies for $20 each, all shipped to same address.

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    Panda Trekker logo canvas tote bag

    You will be the envy of everyone in line at the grocery store when you present your black canvas bag with my Panda trekker logo!
    But wait, there's more! you also get the embroidered patch (because you know you want that too), access to the private trip blog and a gushingly grateful thank you email.

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    Early special! Hand colored Lithograph

    Those who remember my first campaign, will remember the hand pulled lithos I created as a result of my Italian art trip. Approximately 5" x7" I will produce a series of hand pulled and colored prints on my return from china, from photos and sketches done on site. You'll also have access to the trip blog page.

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    Hand Colored Lithograph

    Same as the early special, for those who were not quite quick enough on the keyboard!
    Those who remember my first campaign, will remember the hand pulled lithos I created as a result of my Italian art trip. Approximately 5" x7" I will produce a series of hand pulled and colored prints on my return from china, from photos and sketches done on site. You'll also have access to the trip blog page.

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    I can't make up my mind!

    Get everything described so far: A hand colored lithograph, the canvas bag, the panda trekkers badge, blog access and a very schmoopy thank you email.

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    Set of 6 Lithos

    A set of 6 different hand pulled, hand colored lithographs that I will complete on my return from China. Work will be created based on sketches and photos made while traveling in China.like those done after the Italian art trip. Approximately size 5" x7", the prints will be in an archival folder. You'll also have access to the trip blog page, AND you'll also get the bag and patch. Whee!

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    An original painting TBD later

    8x10 oil painting on paper, mounted on a linen board and simply framed. These paintings will be created on my return from photographs and sketches done on site. When I have completed these paintings, I will notify backers from this level and give you your choice, on a first come, first serve basis.

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    New Level Original Painting

    8x10 oil painting on paper, mounted on a linen board and simply framed. These paintings will be created on my return from photographs and sketches done on site. When I have completed these paintings, I will notify backers from this level and give you your choice, on a first come, first serve basis.

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    Original Cartoon #1

    Where Pinky goes, international incidents are sure to follow! In the cartoon that ran on May 11, 2016, the Toronto Twinkies returned home, and Bubba's plan to stow away was foiled! Own this original cartoon, simply framed and shipped anywhere in the world.

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    Original Cartoon #2

    Bubba was so happy that he had cubs his own age to play with when the Toronto Twinkies came to town, with the ...um...help of Pinky. This cartoon ran on May 8th, 2016. Simply framed and shipped anywhere in the world.

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    Original Cartoon #3

    The Toronto Twinkies are discovered in Pinky's room. Daddee is putty in Pinky's paws, but not so mommee Mei. This cartoon ran May 4 (May the Forth be with you) 2016. Simply framed and shipped anywhere in the world.

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    Outtake #1 From The Pandyland Mysteries

    An original watercolor, done as a sample illustration for my work-in-progress, The Pandyland Mysteries: The Case of the Picturesque Panda. Approximately 9" x 12" in a simple frame. This unique work is similar to, but not exactly the same as the one that will appear in the book. (changing the shape of the book required me to re-do this image.) And since you know you want them, you also get the tote bag with Panda-Trekker Logo and the embroidered bag.

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    Outtake #2 from The Pandyland Mysteries

    An original watercolor, done as a sample illustration for my work-in-progress, The Pandyland Mysteries: The Case of the Picturesque Panda. Approximately 10"x 14" in a simple frame. This unique work is similar to, but not exactly the same as the one that will appear in the book. (changing the other animal sitting at the counter required me to re-do this image.) And since you know you want them, you also get the tote bag with Panda-Trekker Logo and the embroidered bag.

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    Character study: Pandyland Mysteries

    An original watercolor, done as a sample illustration for my work-in-progress, The Pandyland Mysteries: The Case of the Picturesque Panda. Approximately 10" x 14" in a simple frame. This unique work was done as a sample of the style and characters that will be in the book. And since you know you want them, you also get the tote bag with Panda-Trekker Logo and the embroidered bag.

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