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The Folded Cat

Hand Printed and Hand Bound, Limited Edition 24 page Children's Book.

The Folded Cat

Hand Printed and Hand Bound, Limited Edition 24 page Children's Book.

$825
pledged of $500pledged of $500 goal
24
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, December 2 2019 10:39 PM UTC +00:00.

About

 The idea for the Folded Cat came into being when my cat, Willa, moved in with me. I had lived with dogs before, but cats were a whole new experience for me.

Cats––like dogs–– always sit on your favorite chair. But that's where the similarity ends. When you walk into the room a dog will jump out of your chair immediately, and wag its tail apologetically.

Cats, on the other hand will remain tightly curled up on your chair, and resist every effort to move them. When you finally do manage to prize the cat out of the chair it will most likely remain tightly curled even as you pick it up. My partner, Lisa, referred to this cat trick as 'snail-cat' or 'folded-cat.'

Hence the idea for the book was born, and I began compiling drawings and poems about the habits of cats.

Here are some pictures from the project so far

This first image is featured in two of the rewards. This will be signed full-sized, print which is a reward for a contribution of $25.00, and will also be included as one of the set of five commercially printed postcards 

This image is featured in two of the rewards. This will be signed full-sized, signed print for a contribution of $25.00, and will also be included as one of the set of five commercially printed postcards
This is now going to be the front cover image.
Postcard Cat
The Reflections of Cats, Tend to Bend Certain Rules.
This shows my desktop with proofs of the front cover and a stitch-bound dummy.
A signed, hand-made relief print of the cover image.
An inside image from the book
Take Your Cat to Work Day

Risks and challenges

My cat likes to nap on the darkest corner of the stairs, so it's possible I might trip over her, fall down and break my writing arm.
So, yes, if that happens I will cancel the project and no money will be deducted from your credit card.

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