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Your childhood monsters have something to say to you. This unique book filled with art and dark fairytales will reveal all...
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Your childhood monsters have something to say to you...they want to tell you a story. They already know so much about you, but you don't know much about them. They want you to see what they saw. In shadow, underneath blankets, hiding in cobwebs, listening for the footsteps of your mother or father. And they want you to go with them on the adventures they went on outside of your room. In learning all about them, you will also learn new things about yourself.

Tell me more...

What is it? Something never before seen. A book that is more than a book. A book that is a portal. A portal that takes you on a ride to somewhere new, but oddly familiar. The monsters that lived under your bed and in your closets are there. Manifested before your eyes, on coffee splattered pages, the monsters have come alive. All of these years, they had something to say to you.

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Who will you meet? A patch worm, half finished toys, the king of the scarecrows, a mummified cat, marionettes, vengeful flowers, bees, a stilt walking parasite, tree spirits, a fly with a spider on its back, and of course, many many monsters.

The Patchwork Patchworm
The Patchwork Patchworm

Where will you go? Down the trap door of an old dusty theatre, to the underworld and the strange and terrifying layers between it, to a toymaker's mansion, into a bedroom made of flowers, into dollhouses made for an insect, and through the brains of mortals missing their childhood (just to name a few).

How will you get there? We will be your guide. All you really need is your imagination. Oh, and some coffee will help too.

Why? Because you haven't wanted to read a book this badly since Harry Potter.

Because you can go on this ride anytime, anywhere, and you don't have to stand in a line.

Because it's our first book.

Because this is the most interesting kickstarter video you have ever seen.

Because you really want a new coffee mug.

Because the prizes are WAY better than the bottom of a cereal box. Or a Happy Meal. Or cracker jacks. Those are the worst.

Because it's the only book like it in the universe and you want to be a part of history.

Because this is the most resourceful use of coffee that you have ever seen.

Because you saw us working at coffee shops and thought we were crazy and now you're dying to get your hands on the ravings and scribblings of two charming lunatics.

Because you went to art museums. You went to art galleries. They offered you nibbles and noshes. You wanted nothing to do with art from that day forward. And then, you saw this and you thought, you know what? I do like art after all.

Because you are amazing.

Disclaimer: Beware! These stories are not for the faint of heart! We (the artist and author) cannot be held responsible for any injuries that occur both physically and/or mentally as a result of reading this book. Attraction may be too dark and intense for young children.

The summary you've all been waiting for: Coffee Monsters is a collaborative book featuring art by Davey Cadaver and words by Ophelia Darkly. Mr. Cadaver, who is recognized for his unique techniques and vision, began this journey with the discovery of an uncommonly used and challenging medium for his paintings: coffee. The monsters revealed themselves to him and he brought them to life. Ms. Darkly, who holds a degree in creative writing from the prestigious University Of Iowa and is known for her intense and raw imagery, then gave the monsters a voice by listening to and recording their harrowing tales. These short stories are swollen with dreamscapes, nightmarish images, and unforgettable adventures.

Davey making coffee monsters
Davey making coffee monsters
Ophelia writing fairytales
Ophelia writing fairytales

On a usual day, you may find yourself reading a book at night before you go to sleep. Maybe, you even fall asleep reading it. Perhaps it acts as a sleeping pill without all of the chemicals and strange side effects. The mornings are hazy and foggy. You would never think of reading a book then. Or...would you? What if there was a book that made you excited to get up, grab a cup of coffee, and read its wonderful pages? A book that would start out your day with feelings of happiness and excitement? A book that kept you company on your way to work? A book that would continue to invigorate and delight you even into the afternoon and evening hours? There is! It's called Coffee Monsters. Coffee Monsters has a universal appeal (so we won't perform a disservice by limiting it to any specific genre) and can be enjoyed and cherished by humans, animals, and monsters of all ages. You can bring it to school, to the supermarket, on blind dates to break the ice. There's no limit to the possibilities that this book brings.

Davey and Ophelia
Davey and Ophelia

Davey and Ophelia conceived this book and film with their creativity, magic, and an unconditional belief in themselves and each other. With funding, the book will be self-published, allowing them complete creative control throughout the entire publishing process. The film, "Nature's Revenge", was made with a budget of 0$.

Set from "Nature's Revenge"
Set from "Nature's Revenge"
Still from "Nature's Revenge"
Still from "Nature's Revenge"
Still from "Nature's Revenge"
Still from "Nature's Revenge"

We don't think it's a shot in the dark to get this book funded. It has been buzzing around in our brains for longer than we even knew. The goal listed on this kickstarter is the bare minimum needed to put our book out and into your hands. Your contribution will not only get you really cool and amazing things that no one else has, but also, and more importantly, will assure that fairy tales live on. You will become a powerful magician and the magic that you create will be eternal. These stories are as timeless as Grimm's Fairytales and Alice In Wonderland, but they are new. They come from ancient places, but have been written in the present time. The world needs new inspiration. It needs connection. Something tangible, bold, visually stunning, thrilling, and unexpected. It needs our book.

We can't do this alone. It is bigger than just us. If you've ever been a child, you understand. We need your help to bring these monsters to each and every person. To finally give them the life they so desperately need. And with this birth will come an awakening. People will leave their states of slumber and explore their imaginations. Ideas will grow, new worlds will develop, and we will never grow old.

When we began conjuring up these monsters, we made a wish. A wish that was wished many times in many different ways: eyelashes, candles, a wishbone, scraps of paper in a box, coffee beans, holding our breath in tunnels, and dandelions. The wish was this: to publish Coffee Monsters and share it with the world. This Kickstarter is another wish that we are releasing into the Universe, but this time, you, dear reader, dear wishblower, dear dreamer, have the power to catch our wishes and help them grow too.

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Risks and challenges

All risks and challenges have already been overcome (besides getting the book funded). We have done a lot of research on different forms of publication and decided that self publication is our best option. We dedicated months of our time to this project and sacrificed many things to reach this point in our journey. All we need is the funding to get this book published. There will be no challenges after that. We are near the top of the mountain.

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    * We will take you out for coffee in Portland, Oregon at the cafe of your choosing. We will also give you a one on one coffee painting lesson and fairytale writing session where you will create your own painting and story. (Airfare not included, but teleportation attempts welcome)
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