Greetings! I’m Cody Vrosh! Artist, illustrator, and creator of Teeth Creatures. With your help, I want to make the first hardbound collection of Teeth Creatures in… The Book of Teeth!
It’s hard to pin down when The Teeth Creatures started sneaking into my art, they might have always been there. I think the Teeth Creatures became official when I met Professor Teeth. Since then, the Professor has been introducing me to all these big teethed weirdos, and I’ve been bringing them to you on Teeth Tuesdays (#TeethCreatures). Well, there’s quite a collection of them now, and I feel it’s time to give them a home in The Book of Teeth.
Something I didn’t realize while I was creating the Teeth Creatures, is the strange psychological effect that staring at smiles has. Apparently we human peoples have a habit of smiling back. I discovered that painting and looking at Teeth Creatures…makes you smile. So together, we can basically make a book of weird smiley happiness. I, for one, would really like a book of happiness, wouldn’t you?
The Book of Teeth is going to be an 8.5x11" inch hardcover with over 100 glossy pages, full of Teeth Creatures. I currently have 80 unique Teeth Creatures painted and plan to have around 100 total completed by the time we go to print. Each Teeth Creature in the book will be a full page color illustration on a watercolor background. For those that have backed our previous book campaigns, you know that we love beautiful high quality books.
Teeth Creature art prints are available as rewards! There are ten prints to choose from. Six of the prints are brand new and not currently available anywhere else. The Professor Teeth print is a Kickstarter Exclusive. Prints are included at The Art of Teeth Level, The Smile Level, or The Big Smile Level. You can also add as many prints as you like to any level by adding $20 (for every two prints) to your pledge.
New Print Options:
I’ve been painting new Teeth Creatures during the campaign and I’m adding two of my favorites as print options.
Legendary Horned Rabbit and Sciencing Red Panda will now be available as options to choose from when selecting print rewards. (If you’ve pledged for The Big Smile Level which includes all the prints, these two will be automatically added to your rewards as a bonus.)
I've created three new shirt designs for this campaign. Each shirt will be screen printed by hand using eco-friendly inks. All designs are available in Unisex/Men’s sizes Small through 3XL, and Women’s sizes Small through 2XL. We’ll provide a detailed size chart along with the backer survey to help you choose the right size. Shirts are available at various pledge levels or by adding $20 for each shirt you'd like to your pledge.
I’m offering my original Teeth Creatures paintings from the book as rewards! You can adopt your very own Teeth Creature by pledging at the Original Teeth Level, or by adding $100 to your pledge as an add-on for each original. You’ll receive the original painting created with watercolor and ink on 9x12” watercolor paper.
After completing your pledge for an original, just leave a comment in the comments section saying “Dibs! I just pledged for ________”. I’ll message you to confirm your selection. I will update the images to mark which ones have been claimed, or you can check the comments to make sure the Teeth Creature you want is still available. Below is a list of currently available originals.
Note: A pink dot over the number means that the Teeth Creature painting has been spoken for.
Create your own Teeth Creature! You choose a creature and a theme, and I will paint a custom Teeth Creature just for you! You’ll receive the original piece, painted in watercolor and detailed in ink on 9x12” watercolor paper. These are available at the Custom Teeth Level, or by adding $125 to your pledge as an add-on. And yes, I will turn your pet cat, dog, alpaca, or even you (or at least your spirit animal) into a Teeth Creature. Your Teeth Creature will be included in the book too! (Provided there’s no IP or, ahem, content issues, of course.)
You can add more rewards by adding money to your pledge. We'll follow up with you in the backer survey to find out which additional rewards you'd like. ($USD, includes shipping).
The campaign ends on June 8th. I’m allotting about a month each to the next steps. A month to finish commissions and any other artwork that will go into the book. A month to finalize book layout. A month for proofing the book and pre-press approval. It usually takes about 2-3 months to print the books and for the pallets to arrive. For those that have backed our previous book campaigns, you know we’re pretty quick on the turnaround once we have the books. Depending on the number of backers, we should be able to get everything shipped out within a couple weeks. The official release date and official fulfillment goal is January 2018. However, I’m hoping to be able to ship most rewards in time for the 2017 holidays. If you need custom art or originals for holiday gifting, let me know and we can arrange something. International backers may take a little longer to arrive, of course.
Also of note: We package books carefully! Backers of our previous book Kickstarters know how meticulous we are in making sure nothing gets damaged in transit. We all like beautiful pristine new books, don’t we?
Share a smile! Aside from pledging, probably the most important thing you can do to help is spread the word! Any tweets, shares, posts, tumbles, pins, are deeply appreciated.
Me on the Social Media: @CodyVrosh
Images for Sharing:
I hope you can join me and the Teeth Creatures in the making of The Book of Teeth. I thank you, Professor Teeth thanks you, and we both hope your day is full of ridiculous smiles!
Risks and challenges
As long as I can draw, this book will be made! We’ve been through the book printing process several times now, and I’d like to think we’re pretty good at it. Professor Teeth thinks our books are very pretty, we hope you agree! Barring an alien invasion, I think risks are pretty minimal.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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