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We wish to publish a unique, step by step approach to drawing. A teaching course inspired by Adventure Time, Monkey Island and Zelda
We wish to publish a unique, step by step approach to drawing. A teaching course inspired by Adventure Time, Monkey Island and Zelda
We wish to publish a unique, step by step approach to drawing. A teaching course inspired by Adventure Time, Monkey Island and Zelda
1,633 backers pledged £51,833 to help bring this project to life.

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This is a big undertaking but we are up to it. We are obsessive perfectionists who love what we do. The fact that this kickstarter page alone took just over two months to map out speaks of our thoroughness. These high standards bring the risk that the project may run longer than expected, but we've already begun setting deadlines. You can be sure that this project will be completed and that the quality will be outstanding.

Should we achieve the necessary backing for Stretch Goal 3, publication of a hardcover drawing book, we will need to decide whether to go with a publishing house or to self-publish. There are plusses and minuses to both, so we're taking the time to research this decision.

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  • If you're just after a deck of cards, we have 50 decks available at the earlybird rate of £8.

    If you want more than one deck, but no other rewards, please pledge £8 for the first deck and £12 for any additional decks.

    For supporters at any other level, please add £12 to receive your deck (this includes shipping anywhere in the world).

    For pledges up to £25, this £12 addition will get you one deck. However, for all pledges £50 AND ABOVE, £12 will get you 3 decks, shipping included!

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  • The £15 pledge is for you! This will get you a PDF of the ebook.

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  • For £16 you will receive a digital download of the film.

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  • Good choice, as they will complement each other. For £25, you will receive digital copies of both the film and the book, basically the complete drawing course.

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  • We realise these are not the cheapest cards on Kickstarter (though we think they are some of the loveliest). We hope you'll understand that we're running the Boss Deck as a promotional extra to raise funds and spread awareness for our main project, which is the creation of a drawing course. Still, the cards will be of the best possible quality: full customised magician's quality Bicycle cards, in a limited edition, with beautiful designs.

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  • Ok, the cards have made this a tiny bit complicated, so bear with us.

    If you are receiving just a print (no cards), then that will be dispatched in April.

    If you are receiving a print AND cards, then to save shipping and carbon, we'll send those together in July.

    If you are receiving just cards, those will be dispatched in July.

    As for the book and the film, those will be made available digitally in about a year. We're considering releasing them chapter by chapter, as they are completed, so there's a possiblity of getting some material sooner. We'll keep in touch, though, don't worry.

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  • The trailer is promotion for the course, which we're still developing, and it's not intended as instruction. Ash has spent over a year now researching and developing his teaching methodology, but it takes time to put this together, especially considering the extremely high design and production standards that we want for both the film and the book. If you want instruction now, we highly recommend the books of Andrew Loomis, Harold Speed and Juliette Aristides.

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  • The physical book is something we may be able to do in the future, in fact we really hope we can approach a publisher with this idea. It was initially the idea to have this aspect as a stretch goal but we don't think we're going to get that far. So, it's all digital for now, but we think the important part is what's contained inside. Always nice to have something to hold, we understand.. we're bibliophiles too!

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  • It's a complete drawing course, available digitally, comprising a PDF book and a downloadable film. The deck of cards are an extra bonus reward to have on funtimes. (He totally figured this out on his own, by the way, but his first tweet made us giggle and we wanted to share.)

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  • We are planning for a limited run of physical DVDs for the £25 tier. This will benefit people who wont be able to download large files when the time comes. Also, quite a few people seem to be giving this as a gift.. so we think it's a better experience to get something in hand rather than have a load of video files... to wrap up.. in digital wrapping paper... In the survey at the end you will be able to clarify how you would like to receive the product.

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  • You can ignore this. There was at the beginning a tier that included a postcard but we have since removed this but are unable to remove the £1 from a backed tier since it is now not editable.

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  • At the start of this project we had in mind that is was going to be a physical DVD... but we have since had many backers come forward and suggest other ways that would be far more accessible. We agreed and have since changed the medium. It is no longer possible to change the info on that tier because it has been pledged for.

    Sorry, we know this is confusing.

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    BESTEST FRIEND >>> Have your soul captured and displayed in our poster of adventures :) (See picture to the left)

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    EARLYBIRD // I ONLY WANT THE BOSS DECK!!!

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    I ONLY WANT THE BOSS DECK!!! (We had to reduce this from £12 because card collectors were fuuurious!!)

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    BOSS DECK STANDARD // This is the basic price for one deck. We realise this is higher than average for a kickstarter deck, but we have made sure it is beautiful, unusual and at the highest possible grade for a Magicians playing card. The higher price is due to this being a promotional support for our main project, the drawing course.

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    'DRAW LIKE A BOSS' BOOK >>> Our 120 - 150 page drawing book in PDF + all the above

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    'DRAW LIKE A BOSS' PDF BOOK >>> Our 120 - 150 page drawing book in PDF. We made this tier to get rid of that £1 postage that no longer makes sense due to the removal of the postcard reward. If you're on the other £15 tier, please migrate over here and we'll close that reward down. Thanks everybody. PS The later cthulhu print isn't A4, it's now A3 (double size)

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    £16.34 = $25 >>> Digital DVD Download for our friends on the other side of the pond...USA USA!! :) (Eli is from South Cakky Lakky)

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    3 BOSS DECKS

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    DRAW LIKE A BOSS DVD >>> Digital Download + Extended PDF material + all the above + See what stretch goals are added should they be met. Please add £12 for postage of a Magician Quality USCC Bicycle manufactured custom Boss Deck of playing cards (Not a novelty reward) should we reach that goal.

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    NEW CTHULHU TIER - A4... The one that sold out below was an A3 Print. This one is A4 but contains the eldar monstrosity all the same. Like the other print reward, if you add £12 you'll receive three Boss decks. So in total, it'll be £47 + shipping if the deck interests you. Also contains Digital course and PDF book.

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    CTHULHU >>> DIgital film and book + Cthulhu drawing: A4 limited-edition signed Giclee print + 3 decks Boss Bicycle playing cards

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    COLLECTOR >>> A4 Giclee print of your choice (See bottom of page for options) + all the above

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    GRAPHITE FANATIC >>> A hand drawn picture tucked into your Book / DVD case + all the above

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    COLLECTOR OF BIGGER ONES >>> A3 print of your choice (See bottom of page for examples) + all the above

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    WORSHIPER OF THE RAT >>> A8 Limited Giclee print of an adorable Rat in a unique frame + all the above

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    COLLECTOR OF EVERYTHING >>> One of each of the available prints + all the above (except A8 frame)

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    ZOMB- ME >>> Become one of the undead. See bottom of page for details + all the above (except A8 frame).

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    PATRON OF THE ARTS >>> All the rewards up to £75 + A3 Hyper realistic portrait of you for which you will receive the original. Footage of its creation will be used in the film. For this you will need to send a Hi-res photo of yourself against a dark background. If you live in the UK, I can pop over and take the photo myself if you so wish.You will also be credited as an Patron of the Arts in the DVD Credits.

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    GOD MODE >>> All the rewards up to £75 + A2 Hyper realistic portrait of you for which you will receive the original. Footage of its creation will be used in the film. For this you will need to send a Hi-res photo of yourself against a dark background. If you live in the UK, I can pop over and take the photo myself. You will also be credited as 'God of project' in the DVD Credits.

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