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Cryptids, Creatures & Critters: A Manual of Monsters & Myth

A 220+ page book filled with information and colourful illustrations of creatures from cryptozoology, folklore, and mythology.

Cryptids, Creatures & Critters: A Manual of Monsters & Myth

A 220+ page book filled with information and colourful illustrations of creatures from cryptozoology, folklore, and mythology.

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About

Hello!

My name is Rach, I’m a part-time freelance illustrator from the UK, and I am excited to introduce my latest project. ‘Cryptids, Creatures, & Critters: A Manual of Monsters and Mythos’ is a book that has been over two years in the making.

‘Cryptids, Creatures, & Critters: A Manual of Monsters and Mythos’ has over 220 pages, featuring 90 different creatures from around the world, each with their own researched description and full colour illustrations.  The book is divided into three sections: cryptids, folklore, and mythology.

Digital Mock Up of the Book

‘Cryptids, Creatures, & Critters: A Manual of Monsters and Mythos’ contains the following creatures:

Names in red have been illustrated by guest artists

The base goal is for the book to come in softback, but stretch goals will provide funding for it to be changed to hardback.

  • Pages: 220+
  • Creatures: 90
  • Paper Weight: 115 gsm
  • Cover: 300 gsm
  • Bavarii - The Minotaur & Goatman  (Twitter: @KnightKnack)
  • Caitlyn - The Shug Monkey (Twitter: @stalegoat)
  • CMYKLaLa - Abada, Cat Sidhe, Grimalkin, Qilin, Sazae-Oni, Selkie, & Unicorn - La is the main editor of the book too! (Instagram: @CMYKLaLa)
  • Cory McGowan - The Wulver & Pegasus (Twitter: @CoryCatte)
  • Fungii Draws - Zheng (Twitter: @FungiiDraws)
  • Giulialibard - Aralez (Instagram: @giulialibard)
  • Hari Conner - Devil’s Snare, Jubbokko, Man-Eating Tree of Mindanao & Ya-Te-Veo (Twitter: @HariDraws)
  • JuniJwi - Simurgh (Twitter: @JuniJwi)
  • Lyndsey Green - Wolpertinger - (Instagram: @LyndseyIllustration)
  • Morrighan Corbel - Herne the Hunter (Twitter: @MorrighanCorbel)
  • Rachel Cush - Kelpie & Sphinx (Twitter: @CraftyMarten)
  • Tengurine - Chupacabra (Twitter: @Tengurine)

 A set of 10 postcards featuring artwork from the book: 

All ten postcards - background colours may be subject to changes

A5 Prints featuring artwork from the book. You can choose which print you want!

Available A5 Prints

Softcover version of 'Cryptids, Creatures, & Critters: A Manual of Monsters and Mythos’, the main reward!

Digital Mock Up of the Book
Digital Mock Up of the Book
  • Postcards Only
  • A5 Art Print x1 Only
  • Book Only
  • Early Bird: Book + Postcards + A5 Print (1) + Stretch
  • Early Bird: Book + Postcards + A5 Print (5) + Stretch
  • Book + Postcards + A5 Print (1) + Stretch
  • Book + Postcards + A5 Print (2) + Stretch
  • Book + Postcards + A5 Print (5) + Stretch
  • Book Only x2
  • Book + Postcards + A5 Prints (1) + Stretch x2
  • Book + Postcards + A5 Prints (5) + Stretch x2
  • Book Only x3
  • Retailer - Book Only x10

Commission Tiers:

  • Fungii Draws Creature Commission (Chibi) + Book + Postcards + A5 Print (5) - 1 Available
  • Eldritch Rach Creature Commission +  Book + Postcards + A5 Print (5) - 2 Available
  • Rachel Cush Creature Commission +  Book + Postcards + A5 Print (5) - 2 Available
  • Bavarii Creature Commission +  Book + Postcards + A5 Print (5) - 1 Available
  • CMYKLaLa Creature Commission +  Book + Postcards + A5 Print (5) - 2 Available
  • Add a Creature to the Book Commission +  Book + Postcards + A5 Print (5) - 1 Available
  • Morrigan Corbel Traditional Creature Commission +  Book + Postcards + A5 Print (5)  - 1 Available
  • Herne the Hunter Original Art by Morrigan Corbel +  Book + Postcards + A5 Print (5) (x1) -1 Available
Second Design, locked at £5,000.
  •  October to November - Kickstarter runs
  •  November into December - Collect money and names from Kickstarter
  •  December - Send all items to print
  •  January through to March - Books to be printed, arrive at ERach's house.
  •  March + - Books to be shipped

Risks and challenges

Shipping within the EU may be delayed depending on how/if Brexit goes ahead. I will keep you all up to date on how Brexit may affect shipping closer to the time.

Artwork may be modified to fit printing requirements, but currently all artwork on show conforms to CMYK printing.
The book will be printed through Comic Printing UK who has printed all of my art books in the past, and are fantastic with their quality of printing and service!

I have personally completed two Kickstarters in the past, both enamel pin based, so I am aware of the challenges ahead. In addition, I run my own business on the side, selling artwork and merchandise.

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