As Hawaiian-shirted artist Brian Kesinger often remarks, “Even globetrotting adventurers need a little vacation time.” And what better way to escape the hum-drum of everyday exploring, than to sip cocktails with your pet cephalopod on a tropical beach paradise? Well, Brian has imagined two delightfully designed tiki mugs (featuring independent young lady Victoria Primsall and Otto, her live-in octopus companion and butler), plus a mouthwatering mountain of tiki paraphernalia to accomplish that very task – but only via this Kickstarter exclusive release and your generous support too.
Housed in a commemorative box, these ceramic beauties will be custom-crafted by top industry manufacturers to perfectly capture their dimensionally sculpted splendor. As high quality additions to your collection (approx. 8” x 3” in size and pleasingly heavyweight), they are ideal for both display purposes, or enhancing the drinking experience to its zenith.
But if you don’t know one end of a bendy straw from another – fear not – as Brian’s fully illustrated and signed booklet “Drink With Your Octopus” will satiate the tastebuds (and eyeballs) of both novice and master mixologists alike. Imagine Otto & Victoria as your beverage buddies, while you sip your way through ‘The Tesla Coil’, ‘The Broken Compass’ or ’The Slippery Tentacle.’ Summer breeze and swaying palms not included.
Each beverage can be stirred to perfection with your very own Otto & Victoria swizzle sticks (made of high-quality plastic no less!), and you’ll never have to ruin that expensive bamboo table with nasty rings, as a “Drink With Your Octopus” set of pressboard coasters is guaranteed to catch that crafty condensation. All conducted with the tasteful connoisseur in mind.
So kick off your sandals, tune up the uke’, and sit back for the most laid back Kickstarter of all time...
Brian Kesinger is an Annie award-winning story artist, illustrator and author. A career at Disney for over 20 years has spanned both hand-drawn and CG animated films from Tarzan to Moana. In addition to Brian's film work, he is also a celebrated writer and illustrator of several books (many through Baby Tattoo) that showcase his unique personal style, wit and ability to tell engaging stories. Two of his most popular characters in these publications are Otto & Victoria, who have appeared on prints, calendars, pins, T-shirts, and now Tiki mugs.
Artwork © 2018 Brian Kesinger
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All of the items offered through this campaign are being made with with the assistance and expertise of well-established and experienced collaborators. The production process for each reward has already been planned, and we see no significant obstacles in the way of an efficient manufacturing and deliver process.
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