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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 16 2018 7:04 PM UTC +00:00.

$62,494
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
475
backers
14hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 16 2018 7:04 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Aloha Kickstarters!

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.

This is Baby Tattoo's 12th Kickstarter campaign. We sometimes deliver late – but we always deliver!

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    "Virtual Vagabond" Digital Drink Booklet

    Illustrated recipes for Otto & Victoria's favorite beverages in PDF format for maximum cross-device compatibility. You'll be prepared to show off your taste in art, your enthusiasm for fruity concoctions, and your mastery of modern tech all at the same time... for an outlay of only five dollars!

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    "Captain's Grog Log" Print Drink Booklet

    An old-school, pocket-sized, ink-and-paper booklet of illustrated beverage recipes. Small enough to transport, yet showy enough to warrant a place of honor on your personal tiki shrine. Signed by artist Brian Kesinger and shipped for free to stateside locales or for a small additional fee to exotic foreign destinations. Plus we'll throw in the digital version at no extra cost!

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    "Hidden Otto" Tiki Pin

    A handcrafted, laser engraved, 2" wooden lapel designed by Brian Kesinger and made in the USA. Available as a stand-alone pledge by choosing this reward, or as an add-on to any other physical reward for $20 per pin.

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    "Coast-To-Coast Toaster" Coaster Set

    A collection of spiffy pressboard drink coasters featuring some of Brian Kesinger's popular characters. We're launching this campaign with a set of 4 different coasters in the works, but we'll increase the coaster count if we reach various stretch goals. Plus you'll receive the physical and digital versions of the drink booklet.

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    "Stir-Crazy Sailor" Swizzle Stick Set

    Everything in the "Coast-To-Coast Toaster" tier plus a pair of spiffy swizzle sticks (one Otto and one Victoria) designed by Brian Kesinger and embellished with a sculpted version of his signature.

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    • Pair of Otto & Victoria Swizzle Sticks
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    "Perfect Pair" Tiki Mugs

    Designer drinkware made sweet and simple (and of the highest quality)... Get the stand-alone pair of tall, heavy ceramic mugs presented side-by-side in the commorative display box. You want it, you got it. Drink up!

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    "Big Kahuna" Tiki Barware Bonanza

    Be prepared for the ultimate party in paradise with the pair of Otto & Victoria tiki mugs plus all of the associated goodies!

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    • Pair of Otto & Victoria Swizzle Sticks
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    "Victoria Beachcomber" Original Art

    Brian's hand-drawn, full-color illustration of Victoria created specifically for the "Drink With Your Octopus" drink booklet. An unframed, one-of-a-kind original, signed by Brian. This reward also includes the complete set of "Big Kahuna" items.

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    • Small Original Drawing of Victoria
    • Pair of Ceramic Tiki Mugs
    • Pair of Otto & Victoria Swizzle Sticks
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    Early Bird "Perfect Pair" Tiki Mugs

    Enjoy the sunrise! Save $10 on the stand-alone set of Otto & Victoria tiki mugs by opting-in to the campaign during the first 24 hours.

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    Early Bird "Big Kahuna" Barware Bonanza

    Be among the first to join our party and you will be rewarded for your punctuality! Save $10 on the reward their that has it all.

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    "Otto" Original Illustration Art

    Brian's hand-drawn, full-color illustration of Otto for the first coaster in the "Drink With Your Octopus" set. Signed and unframed. A one-of-a-kind original. This reward also includes the complete set of "Big Kahuna" items.

    Includes:
    • Small Original Drawing of Otto
    • Pair of Ceramic Tiki Mugs
    • Pair of Otto & Victoria Swizzle Sticks
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    "Perfect Posture" Original Art

    Brian's hand-drawn, full-color illustration of Victoria created specifically for the "Drink With Your Octopus" drink booklet. An unframed, one-of-a-kind original, signed by Brian. This reward also includes the complete set of "Big Kahuna" items.

    Includes:
    • Small Original Drawing of Victoria
    • Pair of Ceramic Tiki Mugs
    • Pair of Otto & Victoria Swizzle Sticks
    • Set of Pressboard Coasters
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    "Otto's Treat" Original Art

    Brian's hand-drawn, full-color illustration of Otto and his parrot friend for one of the coasters in the "Drink With Your Octopus" set. Signed and unframed. An unframed, one-of-a-kind original, signed by Brian. This reward also includes the complete set of "Big Kahuna" items.

    Includes:
    • Small Original Drawing of Otto
    • Pair of Ceramic Tiki Mugs
    • Pair of Otto & Victoria Swizzle Sticks
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    Original Art Commission

    Own an original piece of art created by Brian Kesinger especially for you. If you can dream it, Brian can draw it in full color! Any reasonable request will be honored as long as you follow the guidelines below. Aquire a highly personal work of art for yourself or for someone significant in your life.

    Commission Guidelines:
    Your art request can feature a maximum of two characters. Brian has the right to refuse the concept, so choose your subject matter wisely. Finished art will be approximately 8.5 X 11 inches. Ownership of the original art does not include reproduction/publication rights.

    NOTE: Backers may add the "Big Kahuna" items to this reward by pledging an additional $100 plus applicable shipping.

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    Original Art Commission

    Own an original piece of art created by Brian Kesinger especially for you. If you can dream it, Brian can draw it in full color! Any reasonable request will be honored as long as you follow the guidelines below. Aquire a highly personal work of art for yourself or for someone significant in your life.

    Commission Guidelines:
    Your art request can feature a maximum of two characters. Brian has the right to refuse the concept, so choose your subject matter wisely. Finished art will be approximately 8.5 X 11 inches. Ownership of the original art does not include reproduction/publication rights.

    NOTE: Backers may add the "Big Kahuna" items to this reward by pledging an additional $100 plus applicable shipping.

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    "Floating Toast" Original Art

    Brian's hand-drawn, full-color illustration of Otto & Victoria intended to be the cover art for the "Drink With Your Octopus" recipe booklet. One-of-a-kind, signed by Brian, unframed. This reward also includes the complete set of "Big Kahuna" items.

    Includes:
    • Small Original Drawing of Otto & Victoria
    • Pair of Ceramic Tiki Mugs
    • Pair of Otto & Victoria Swizzle Sticks
    • Set of Pressboard Coasters
    • Printed Drink Booklet - Signed
    • Digital Download Drink Booklet
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