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An Otto and Victoria paper doll book that empowers your imagination and unlocks your inner storyteller.
An Otto and Victoria paper doll book that empowers your imagination and unlocks your inner storyteller.
An Otto and Victoria paper doll book that empowers your imagination and unlocks your inner storyteller.
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The beauty of the Kickstarter platform, is that it gives you the power to test out ideas on your audience, as well as reach a wider, more diverse audience. Its one thing as a creator, to imagine something you’d like to see, and a wholly different thing to wonder whether there are others out there hoping for that same experience. I can’t wait to see if Otto and Victoria paper dolls resonate out there with all of you.

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    Digital Book

    The glorious HD digital edition of Dressing Your Octopus, deposited through the mail slot in your browser via tentacle post

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    Early Bird Standard Softcover Edition

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
    STANDARD EDITION of Dressing Your Octopus, sneak in early and knock a few farthings off! Signed by Brian Kesinger, and your name printed in the acknowledgements.

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    Standard Softcover Edition Book

    Dressing Your Octopus.
    Get yourself some tape and an exacting pair of scissors, its time to take Otto off the printed page! Signed by Brian Kesinger, with your name printed in the acknowledgements.

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    Two Standard Softcover Edition Books

    TWO COPIES OF THE STANDARD EDITION of Dressing Your Octopus, signed by Brian Kesinger. For those who fancy both collecting and creating their own adventures of Otto and Victoria, this is the collection for you! Plus your name printed in the acknowledgements.

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    Limited Edition Hardcover Book

    LIMITED EDITION BOOK
    FOR KICKSTARTED BACKERS ONLY - SMALL ORIGINAL SKETCH OF OTTO
    A hardcover volume with wicked metal corners and special Guest Artist Paper Doll Costumes! Plus a limited edition mini-print on special paper.
    • Limited Edition run of 1500.
    • Your name listed as a supporter in the acknowledgements page of all books.

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    Standard and Limited Edition Books

    LIMITED EDITION AND STANDARD BOOK
    FOR KICKSTARTED BACKERS ONLY - SMALL ORIGINAL SKETCH OF OTTO
    Hardcover with metal corners + Guest Artist Costumes + ltd mini-print, and a standard edition to cut out and create stories of your own!

    • Limited Edition run of 1500.
    • Your name listed as a supporter in the acknowledgements page of all books.

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    The Full Monty

    THE KESINGER CRITERION

    The regular edition of Dressing Your Octopus + Brian Kesinger’s three classic Victoria and Otto books - Walking Your Octopus (hardcover), Traveling With Your Octopus (hardcover), and Coloring With Your Octopus (softcover). What better way to inform your paper doll adventure, than a sojourn through all of Otto's published works!

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    Octo-Victorian Crafter Deluxe Box

    EXTRA! EXTRA!
    For the truly discerning collector, only 100 shall be wrought!

    One Ltd Edition, and one Standard edition book, with all that LTD and a pair of signed and numbered 5"x7" cameo prints exclusive to this set! All housed in a custom wood collector’s box with a lovely pair of ornate scissors for cutting your costumes in grand style!

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Book
    • Standard Edition Book
    • Victorian Scissors
    • signed and numbered 5"x7" prints
    • Guest Artist Paper Doll Costumes
    • Ltd edition mini-print
    • Crafter Otto box
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    Finding Otto - A Visit to the Aquarium

    Visit the aquarium with Brian, help him pick out a girlfriend for Otto, and discuss any manner of things creative, from Disney to the Darkside! This singular opportunity comes with a ticket and lunch, along with all the wisdom you can glean from Brian without first employing a Borg emissary.

    Transportation to LA not included. Find yourself a nice big turtle and hitch a ride like a civilized person.
    Oh, and get both the Limited and Standard editions to tote along as well!

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Book
    • Standard Edition Book
    • Ltd edition mini-print
    • Guest Artist Paper Doll Costumes
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    Original Art Commission

    Own an original piece of art wrung from the very fingertips of Brian Kesinger. From creatures of the uncharted deep to space derelicts, nano pirates and everything in between! Finished illustrations are approximately 8.5 X 11 inches.

    Commission guidelines.
    The illustration can only feature two character per commission please.
    Brian has the right to refuse the concept, so err on the side of cute and feisty.
    Ownership of this original art, does not include ownership of publishing rights.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Book
    • Standard Edition Book
    • Ltd edition mini-print
    • Guest Artist Paper Doll Costumes
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    Original Art Commission (Round 2)

    In response to overwhelming popular demand, 10 more custom art commissions have been added! Own an original piece of art wrung from the very fingertips of Brian Kesinger. From creatures of the uncharted deep to space derelicts, nano pirates and everything in between! Finished illustrations are approximately 8.5 X 11 inches.

    Commission guidelines.
    The illustration can only feature two character per commission please.
    Brian has the right to refuse the concept, so err on the side of cute and feisty.
    Ownership of this original art, does not include ownership of publishing rights.

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    Original Art Commission (Final Round)

    These are the final 10 custom art commissions that will be offered for this campaign! Own an original piece of art wrung from the very fingertips of Brian Kesinger. From creatures of the uncharted deep to space derelicts, nano pirates and everything in between! Finished illustrations are approximately 8.5 X 11 inches.

    Commission guidelines.
    The illustration can only feature two character per commission please.
    Brian has the right to refuse the concept, so err on the side of cute and feisty.
    Ownership of this original art, does not include ownership of publishing rights.

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    Get Dolled Up

    Brian Kesinger will create a custom paper doll in your likeness (or the likeness of a friend or family member of your choosing). It's the ultimate paper doll gift for yourself or someone you want to dress up and immortalize. Your custom doll will be illustrated by Brian Kesinger in two poses that match Victoria's poses in the Dressing Your Octopus book... which means that all of Victoria's paper costumes will fit your personalized doll.

    Includes:
    • Original Line Art by Brian Kesinger of You as a Paper Doll
    • 5 Full Color Prints of Your Custom Doll Ready to Cut/Display
    • Digital File of Your Custom Doll
    • Limited Edition Book
    • Standard Edition Book
    • Guest Artist Paper Doll Costumes
    • Ltd edition mini-print
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