Myth Illogical - A children's book about imagination
Explore the world of mythological creatures through the eyes of a child.
What is this about?
Myth Illogical is the second collaboration between myself, Dan Bodenstein, and my long time friend and illustrator Ron Robrahn. The concept came about as just a funny idea after I watched a rather cheesy tv-movie about bigfoot. The show, meant to be science fiction, seemed more of a comedy than anything else. I decided to jot down some notes about some ideas that popped in my head while watching it. I told Ron about the ideas, and after a short brainstorming session, Ron and I turned it into a complete story.
We didn't want this to be a typical "moral-ending" story. We wanted to create a storybook that was just fun to read ... for kids and adults. Humor was very important.
The concept explores the imagination of a child. It takes us back to the days where imagination guided a child's playtime adventure. Today's toys seems to take imagination out of the equation. Hi-tech electronics and radio control have tarnished the experience.
We explored what can be done within the imagination of a child. The story revolves around four main,and very mythological, characters.
- Bigfoot : He is the level headed, fun spirit of the group. He suffers from a bit of low self esteem, and basically doesn't believe in himself.
- Unicorn : She is the alarmist. With a goth persona, she can switch from mellow to manic. She tends to worry a bit too much.
- Dragon : The laid back loafer. He tends to take a perpetual mellow outlook on all situations.
- Minotaur : He is the slower, bull headed, shy one of the group. He often freaks out over small things and has panic attacks.
Although the characters are mythological, the story is not scary ... well, it tries to be but turns out to be rather funny.
We have set a modest goal of $5000.00 to get the book created and published. We plan to create a web site as well, and some downloadable coloring pages.
Surpassing the Goal
If we end up surpassing the goal, we will use those additional funds to issue additional rewards, including the potential for a second volume of Myth Illogical. Additional rewards are listed below, and include limited edition items. As a new goal is reached we will unlock the reward.
The book will be available to the public as a printed book, and as ebooks for iOS, Kindle, nook and more.
This is our second Kickstarter project. Our first, Steven the Vegan, was successful and the backers seemed very happy to be able to receive a signed copy of the book and other items as well. Kickstarter is a great way for people to become part of the process. We post frequent updates and ask for backer input.
We hope you decide to help back our project. We are confident that we can create a fun and exciting book that reflects a child's true imaginative potential.
Risks and challenges
Currently, Time is the biggest challenge. The story is written, and many of the pages have been storyboarded. But, the project is being done in our spare time. Ron is focusing on the art, while I am focusing on story refinement and marketing. We have done our best to estimate a delivery date of April 2013, but as you know ... things happen.
We will be sure to keep everyone updated to the progress and do our best to keep on schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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