FORGOTTEN COLORS was born in Barcelona and reached around the globe thanks to the 650 people who supported the Kickstarter campaign. Inspiration Dormant is the sequel to one of compilation's main stories, and will take you around the world on a journey of self-rediscovery. An inspiring illustrated story for art book lovers!
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"Inspiration Dormant is a masterfully illustrated and touching story. The beauty of this copy lies in the combination of an inspiring tale and David G. Forés' breathtaking illustrations" (Efrén García - Editor)
Inspiration Dormant is an exceptional and wonderful project that encourages us to reflect upon what we are, what we feel and what we want: something that is of paramount importance in this world where we live!
A LIMITED OR NUMBERED GRAPHIC NOVEL available in hardcover and slipcase edition.
Inspiration Dormant is a 170-page hardcover and limited edition graphic novel written by Silvia G. Guirado (English translation by Jay Noden) and illustrated by David G. Forés, with the collaboration of Desiree Arancibia and Martuka. It measures 8.5x8.5 in and is printed on heavy-weight paper.
BONUS - We decided just TO ADD THE PDF OF THE BOOK AS A BONUS for every pledge that includes the physical book (+45€). Hope you like the idea!
The book will be available only through Kickstarter, the author or the publisher. We'd like to publish two different editions:
- BACK TO COLORS (Hardcover) Available for all the pledges over 45€. The basic edition also includes the giclée print 'Carmesina and brushes' and there's the option to get this edition + the collector's ( 52-Page Sketchbook and 18-Months wall calendar)
- THE JOURNEY (Hardcover and Slipcased) Available for all the pledges over €125. This edition is author-signed and there's the option of having it dedicated. 'The Journey' edition comes with the collector's pack and an extra limited and numbered giclée print 'Depths'. Everything is special with this edition! :)
We hope to make additional improvements in both editions, depending on the project's success. We'll be updating this information throughout the campaign :)
Inside 'Inspiration Dormant'
Check Update #15 to see more :)
THE STORY by Silvia G. Guirado
Inspiration Dormant is the story of Carmesina, but could be the story of any of us. Color is our guide on this quest around the world to recover lost inspiration: a journey of the imagination that will help us to believe in reality again and see that our daily lives are full of joy, happiness and love; but also fear, anger, nostalgia and sadness. This illustrated story is a positive reflection on what we are, what we feel and what we want. Preview the first chapter here (not the final translation and layout).
Inspiration Dormant meant a lot for Silvia... Do you want to know why? Discover it on Update #8. Hopefully it will be a source or inspiration for you too!
ARTWORK by David G. Forés
Created and directed by the highly-skilled Spanish illustrator David G. Forés, with the invaluable help of Desiree Arancibia and Martuka, who contributed to illustrating this graphic novel that contains more than 100 illustrations across 170 pages. Words alone cannot truly describe the artwork ... so take a look at what lurks inside!
Carmesina, the main character, inspired many other artists and readers. See Fanarts and Tributes on #Update7
We have created a series of rewards, thereby enabling everybody to participate, whatever your curiosity or involvement in the project. (See below the spotlight of each element).
DIGITAL & BASIC REWARDS: A small contribution to this project that will bring you a little introduction to Inspiration Dormant and the World of Forgotten Colors.
'BACK TO COLORS' EDITION: The LIMITED HARDCOVER edition of the book comes along with a GICLÉE and the Certificate of Authenticity. Moreover, you can add the 52-Page Sketchbook, the 18-Months calendar, or both of them signed by the illustrators.
'THE JOURNEY' EDITION: The NUMBERED SLIPCASE edition comes along with an NUMBERED GICLÉE, ALL SIGNED by the illustrators. Furthermore, you can have it DEDICATED (INK DRAWING) by the illustrators. If you have it dedicated you will also get a beautiful HANDMADE GREETING CARD from the writer.
YOUR PORTRAIT: Finally, this is your chance to have YOUR PORTRAIT BY DAVID G. FORÉS. There are 2 options: to be included in the acknowledgment section or inside the story, in the Marx Brothers Cabin scene.
THE RETAILERS PACK: There is only one chance to get this book for your bookshop, and it is now. This is a limited edition which is sold exclusively through the author or the publisher.
SPOTLIGHT OF THE REWARDS:
GICLÉE PRINTs: We teamed up with another printer and improved the quality of the giclées! <3)
WALL CALENDAR: Included in all the pledges +65€.
This is an 18-month wall calendar (from July 2016 to December 2017) including illustrations from the book. When folded it measures 9.84 x 9.84 in (21x21 cm.) Discover more about the calendar in #Update16.
INSPIRATION DORMANT SKETCHBOOK: Included in all the pledges +69€
A 52-page Sketchbook that measures 8.27 x 8.27 in (21x21 cm) containing character studies sketches and an exclusive extra tale: The Absence, the Origin of Sloth. Update #6: More about the Sketchbook
ORIGINAL DRAWINGS by David G. Forés (Only 5 available).
In each campaign we are offering a number of original drawings by the illustrator from the characters of the book. If you have a preference for a particular character, then please let us know. Otherwise, it will be up to David to decide which to put onto paper. The deadline for this reward is approximate as an original drawing takes time, and it depends on David's availability at the time of delivery.
ILLUSTRATED ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (Only 3 available).
That might be your choice If you'd like to have a portrait drawn and colored by David. Moreover there are 2 options to appear on the book:
ILLUSTRATED ACKNOWLEDGMENT: You'll appear as a special companion in the special acknowledgment section of the book.
YOUR STELLAR APPEARANCE IN THE MARX BROTHERS CABIN: Now you've got the chance to appear in David's interpretation of the 'Marx Brothers Cabin'.
Important: The lucky backer who opts for the portrait reward must contact us and send the required pictures within 15 days of the Kickstarter closing date.
How can I get the first book 'Forgotten Colors'?
A. To get it as an ADD-ON: The price includes also the shipping cost. It will be delivered at the same time as Inspiration Dormant (July 2016). HOW DO I PLEDGE FOR THE ADD-ON? Just add the price of the add-on at the total pledged amount, and that's all! Here the available options.
*You'll find a breakdown of all the elements included in the FAQ section :)
B. To get it NOW on playattitude.com: It's a bit more expensive in total (from 19€ to 25€ - depending on the reward) but you'll be enjoying the book in 3 weeks. WHY IT IS MORE EXPENSIVE? Because the cheapest International Shipping option we can offer for single shipments is 25€. When we deliver a Kickstarter we negotiate better rates for bulk quantities.
Can I order a second copy on Inspiration Dormant as an ADD-ON?
Sure, just add it in your total pledged amount (shipping included).
It is always the hardest part of a campaign, but after 3 projects on Kickstarter we learnt a lot! We offer 1-to-1 tracked shipping worldwide from the lovely city of Barcelona (Spain).
How it works? You select you favorite pledge option, and Kickstarter will calculate the shipping for you!
What about the rates? It depends on the destination.
- Spain (included).
- Europe and United States* (9€)
*US backers! Please read the section 'Important for US backers' below
- Rest of the world (19€)
Important for US Backers: We have a lot of backers from the US and we partnered with a trustable collaborator, Stella Int, to export all the books to the US, and then ship them 1-to-1 with USPS. This is the reason why we can offer really competitive rates, at only 9€ per shipment. If you would like to have a direct 1-to-1 shipping from Barcelona to the US, add 10€ (same price as any International Shipment).
FORGOTTEN COLORS: THE PROJECT
The world of tales has always been connected to our real world. It has been created and has grown thanks to the imagination of women and men who use words and drawings to invent stories, to uncover the mysteries behind things and search for explanations to their feelings and experiences. Dwelling in this universe are all the characters from all our tales, both modern and classic stories. From here they observe the real world, ensuring that the balance between imagination and reality remains intact. The world of imagination and tales is indeed the World of Forgotten Colors.
If you happen to know Forgotten Colors already, you’ll recognize the characters that appear on this journey. But if you are a newcomer, then prepare yourself for a universe where the impossible is possible, where black cats bring good luck and Zen masters feel fear. All these characters will help us to recover our essence and rediscover the colors, which are so often forgotten, of our daily routines.
Each and every one of you is important to us, because your support allows us to keep working. Furthermore, we love the kind of connection Kickstarter creates between you and our team. Your opinions and suggestions have often been a great help in improving our projects. We feel that we do it better together, and this is something that only happens on Kickstarter!
Reaching our funding goal means we can print & ship 600 high-quality copies of the art book in two different editions. We will include unique finishing details (such as a dust jacket, or heavyweight paper), depending on the level of funding reached.
The following graph shows how the funding will be spent:
It's like a dream for us to be able to continue working in what we believe; and it’s thanks to you. If you supported our previous project, you know we care about quality and pay close attention to detail. We can proudly say that not a single backer of our previous projects was disappointed with the book they supported; in fact, the finished products exceeded most people’s expectations.
So... trust & support Play Attitude by backing Inspiration Dormant!
WHY YOU SHOULD BACK 'Inspiration Dormant'.
- You will get a masterfully illustrated and inspiring graphic novel. <3
- You will be supporting ordinary people to work in what we love and what makes us happy.
- And last but not least, you will be backing an exceptional project that encourages us to reflect upon what we are, what we feel and what we want: something that is of paramount importance in this world where we live!
Play Attitude is no ordinary publisher. It was established to fulfill the dreams & artistic visions of a group of people, which would have been impossible through large commercial publishers. At Play our work is based on our personal desires, not market trends or commercial possibilities. All our projects have this touch of “artist’s love” that makes them truly special. Check out our beloved works: Ravings of love & death, Forgotten Colors or The ABC of Edgar Allan Poe, all of them funded with Kickstarter.
Behind this project are ordinary people, dreamers with whom you probably have more things in common than just living on the same planet.
If you like our project, please, share it! It is the only way that people will find out about this project and, in turn, make it happen.
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And remember to spread the word! Thanks a lot! :)
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Risks and challenges
This is our fourth Kickstarter and of course, everything gets easier with experience! The greatest handicap is the international shipping. We had few problems on previous projects: it was more expensive than we thought, book are damaged on the way, it takes time depending on the destination... The good news is that we've learnt, and we can happily say that now we know how to protect the books properly, which are the reliable suppliers, and the exact rates and timing for each country.
The second biggest challenge is to setup a delivery time. We've got a tendency of being too optimistic. That normally ends up in a short delay on the delivery (about a month and a half). This time we tried to setup the delivery being more realistic, so you don't have to wait more than expected to get your book :)
Don't hesitate to contact us if you've got questions about anything on this project. Naiara Chaler (Kickstarter Coordination & Backer Care) at firstname.lastname@example.org, Sofia Soler (Logistics and Customer Care) at email@example.com and David G. Forés (Illustrator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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