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The Coffee Creatures are coming!  A full color hardcover book collecting the coffee & watercolor paintings of illustrator Cody Vrosh.
The Coffee Creatures are coming!  A full color hardcover book collecting the coffee & watercolor paintings of illustrator Cody Vrosh.
The Coffee Creatures are coming! A full color hardcover book collecting the coffee & watercolor paintings of illustrator Cody Vrosh.
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WOULD YOU LIKE SOME COFFEE...CREATURES?

Greetings!  I am Cody Vrosh and I love to drink coffee and draw creatures, and we all want to combine the things we love in life, right?  So I started using coffee in my creature drawing process, along with watercolor and pen.  I loved that so much, I continued doing it until I had a pretty large collection of coffee paintings.  Now I want to collect all my Coffee Creature paintings in a hardcover book that, I'm hoping, you will love.

HERE'S THE DETAILS:

Coffee Creatures - this will be the book cover.
Coffee Creatures - this will be the book cover.

Coffee Creatures will be a 9x12" full color hardcover book. At this point, I have a little over 50 completed paintings that will be included. I would love to give you an exact page count, but I'm going to continue making art for it until the moment before it's sent to the printer. It will be 60 pages at minimum.  Here are some of the images that will be in the book...

So many creatures!
So many creatures!

Also included will be a few short stories about specific paintings.  I always have little stories rattling around my head while I paint the creatures, and some of them require me to write them down.

LET'S GET THIS BOOK MADE!

Every dollar contributed to this campaign goes directly towards printing costs for the book.  It ain't cheap when you add all the costs up, but the finished product will look beautiful.  And who doesn't love a beautiful book?

LET'S TALK REWARDS!

I wish I could send every contributor a cookie, you all are incredible and deserve cookies (they go great with coffee).  In place of cookies, I hope you will enjoy art.  At the Latte level, for 7 bucks you can get a signed 5x7" mini-print of my piece "Betta Test Pilot".

Betta Test Pilot - 5x7" Mini Print
Betta Test Pilot - 5x7" Mini Print

There are also 11x14" prints at the Espresso level, and with the Triple Shot, you can get all three.  They are printed on Premium Matte paper, 97 brightness for maximum color depth and fade resistant for up to 72 years. There is a 1" border around the artwork for framing.  Each print will come signed on the bottom.  Here are your three choices:

Moon Cheese for the Space Rat - 11x14" Print
Moon Cheese for the Space Rat - 11x14" Print
Little Songbirds Stealing Songs - 11x14" Print
Little Songbirds Stealing Songs - 11x14" Print
Coffee Creatures - 11x14" Print
Coffee Creatures - 11x14" Print

STRETCH GOALS

$5k - GOAL REACHED! - 5 inch die-cut sticker of “Professor Teeth" to all backers pledging $25 and above.

$6k - GOAL REACHED! - 5x7” Mini-print of "The Bear Who Dreams of Candy but Speaks of Death" to all backers pledging $25 and above.

$6k Stretch Goal - 5x7” Mini-print of "The Bear Who Dreams of Candy but Speaks of Death"
$6k Stretch Goal - 5x7” Mini-print of "The Bear Who Dreams of Candy but Speaks of Death"

$7K - GOAL REACHED! - The book will get an upgrade to Spot UV on the cover (spot UV is when certain elements have a glossy finish on a matte cover, it looks very neat). This goal will also afford a paper upgrade, basically the more we can crowd fund, the thicker and fancier the paper is going to get.

$8k - GOAL REACHED! - 5x7” Mini-print of "The Striped Ringleader" to all backers pledging $25 and above. This print is in addition to the 5k goal Sticker and the 6k goal mini-print, so you’ll get a 2 print set and a sticker.

$8k Stretch Goal - 5x7” Mini-print of "The Striped Ringleader"
$8k Stretch Goal - 5x7” Mini-print of "The Striped Ringleader"

LET'S GET ORIGINAL!

You're interested in original art, eh?  Many of the pieces from the book have already sold, but some of the newest pieces I have been keeping just for you Kickstarters.  They are all painted with coffee, watercolor, and technical pen on watercolor paper.  Each purchase of original art comes with a copy of the book.  Here are some of the available pieces:

An Attachment to Unicorns - 11x14" Original Painting - $275
An Attachment to Unicorns - 11x14" Original Painting - $275
The Traveler - 11x14" Original Painting - $200
The Traveler - 11x14" Original Painting - $200
Suitors - 11x14" Original Painting - $250
Suitors - 11x14" Original Painting - $250
Machine Medusa - 11x14" Original Painting - $300
Machine Medusa - 11x14" Original Painting - $300
SOLD - The Growling Chorus - 11x14" Original Painting - $275
SOLD - The Growling Chorus - 11x14" Original Painting - $275
SOLD - SteamPenguin - 11x14" Original Painting - $275
SOLD - SteamPenguin - 11x14" Original Painting - $275
SOLD - Cat Scratch Fever - 11x14 Origianl Painting - $200
SOLD - Cat Scratch Fever - 11x14 Origianl Painting - $200
SOLD - Every Little Thing She Does is Black Magic - 11x14" Original Painting - $275
SOLD - Every Little Thing She Does is Black Magic - 11x14" Original Painting - $275
SOLD - Devil With A Blue Dress - 11x14" Original Artwork - $275
SOLD - Devil With A Blue Dress - 11x14" Original Artwork - $275
SOLD - Little Songbirds Stealing Songs - 11x14" Original Artwork - $350
SOLD - Little Songbirds Stealing Songs - 11x14" Original Artwork - $350

LET'S GET PERSONAL!

Do you have something in mind that you'd like to see become a Coffee Creature?  Do you feel like there's not enough art featuring robotic squirrel monkeys on the shoulder of a raven haired flapper girl?  Maybe you'd like to see an intergalactic seahorse wrapped around the ear of an alien princess?  I can do these things for you.  At the Coffee Art - Custom level, you get an original painting by me, featuring characters of your choosing.  Typically this would mean some kind of creature with some kind of girl, as that's my specialty.  But I can also draw boys/men, or you can pick 2 creatures, it's pretty open.  The basic guidelines are that it's 2 characters painted in coffee and watercolors, detailed in pen on an 11x14" sheet of watercolor paper.  Depending on the content, it might just end up in the book too!

LET'S GO GET SOME COFFEE

In closing, I'd just like to thank y'all one last time.  For checking out my project, for contributing, for being awesome.  Cheers!

Risks and challenges

There shouldn't be any hang-ups. The book is almost completely finished, and while I'm continuing to work on new pieces, everything should be completed soon after the close of the Kickstarter campaign. On the distant chance that I feel the book isn't quite complete and it is slightly delayed, that will only result in more pieces in the book, making it more awesome for you. The only possible delays after that would be delivery time on a palette of books, but I've figured that in to the estimated delivery time, so we should be all good there.

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    THE COFFEE BEAN: Thank you! Every bit counts, you are awesome, and if anyone asks me about you I'll tell them just that.

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    THE LATTE: 5x7" mini print of my coffee art painting "Betta Test Pilot"

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    THE ESPRESSO: One 11x14" signed print of your choice. Choose from one of the following three coffee art paintings: "Little Songbirds Stealing Songs", "Moon Cheese for the Space Rat", or "Coffee Creatures".

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    THE BOOK! One signed copy of the Coffee Creatures hardcover book.

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    CREAM AND SUGAR: The book and a print. One signed copy of the Coffee Creatures hardcover book and one 11x14" signed print of your choice. Choose from one of the following three coffee art paintings: "Little Songbirds Stealing Songs", "Moon Cheese for the Space Rat", or "Coffee Creatures".

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    THE TRIPLE SHOT: Set of all three 11x14" signed coffee art prints. You'll get all 3: "Little Songbirds Stealing Songs", "Moon Cheese for the Space Rat", and "Coffee Creatures".

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    THE IRISH COFFEE: All of the Above! You'll get the book, all three 11X14" coffee art prints and the 5x7" mini-print.

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    COFFEE ART - THE TRAVELER: A piece of original coffee art and the book. This reward level includes one signed copy of the hardcover book and the original 11x14" signed painting "The Traveler".

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    COFFEE ART - CAT SCRATCH FEVER: A piece of original coffee art and the book. This reward level includes one signed copy of the hardcover book and the original 11x14" signed painting "Cat Scratch Fever".

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    COFFEE ART - SUITORS: A piece of original coffee art and the book. This reward level includes one signed copy of the hardcover book and the original 11x14" signed painting "Suitors".

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    COFFEE ART - DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS: A piece of original coffee art and the book. This reward level includes one signed copy of the hardcover book and the original 11x14" signed painting "Devil with a Blue Dress".

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    COFFEE ART - BLACK MAGIC: A piece of original coffee art and the book. This reward level includes one signed copy of the hardcover book and the original 11x14" signed painting "Every Little Thing She Does is Black Magic".

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    COFFEE ART - STEAMPENGUIN: A piece of original coffee art and the book. This reward level includes one signed copy of the hardcover book and the original 11x14" signed painting "SteamPenguin".

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    COFFEE ART - UNICORNS: A piece of original coffee art and the book. This reward level includes one signed copy of the hardcover book and the original 11x14" signed painting "She Had An Attachment to Unicorns".

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    COFFEE ART - THE GROWLING CHORUS: A piece of original coffee art and the book. This reward level includes one signed copy of the hardcover book and the original 11x14" signed painting "The Growling Chorus".

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    COFFEE ART - MACHINE MEDUSA: A piece of original coffee art and the book. This reward level includes one signed copy of the hardcover book and the original 11x14" signed painting "Machine Medusa".

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    COFFEE ART - SONGBIRD: A piece of original coffee art and the book. This reward level includes one signed copy of the hardcover book and the original 11x14" signed painting "Little Songbird Stealing Songs".

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    COFFEE ART - CUSTOM: An original Coffee Creature painting as commisioned by you and the book. You can choose one creature (octopus, robot, etc.) and one girl archetype (punk rock, android, etc.) and I will paint a 11x14" custom piece on watercolor paper just for you. You will receive the original painting and depending on the subject matter, the piece may be included in the book. You will get one signed copy of the hardcover book as well.

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