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Enamel pins and a twelve month wall calendar filled with vibrant and adorable robots to bring whimsy and wonder to your year.
Enamel pins and a twelve month wall calendar filled with vibrant and adorable robots to bring whimsy and wonder to your year.
Enamel pins and a twelve month wall calendar filled with vibrant and adorable robots to bring whimsy and wonder to your year.
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The Beginning

It all started with a month-long challenge in 2014 -- for every day in October, I would draw a single robot. The robots provided a great way to explore very human concerns about empathy, body positivity, and finding one's place in the world. Of course, I felt called to the challenge again in 2015.  

Interest took off, and the first two collections of my illustrations were turned into books.   

 This October, I will be once again taking on the task of Robot Month, but with a little something extra. I am offering this calendar and an enamel pin to help us all celebrate robots, empathy, whimsy, and wonder for all of 2017. 

The pins

Want more whimsy and robots? Of course you do! I have created this 1.5" soft enamel pin design to wear with you wherever you go. A pink robot riding a narwhal is the essence of joy and adventure.

These pins have already been ordered and are HERE.  They are ready to go when the Kickstarter funds fully, and they are glorious.

 STRETCH PINS

As stretch goals, I am offering two additional pin designs.  

First, a Robot Y'ALL.  The Y'all is going to be in a stunning gold glitter.  See how sparkly and wonderful that narwhal is?  Y'ALL can be that, too. That has reached funding goal, so the Robot Y'ALL will be an option at the end of the campaign!!!

Second Stretch Goal!  $1200

If we reach $900, I will get one of the designs made.  If we reach $1200, I will get both made.  The poll to decide which pin will get made if only one stretch goal is met is here. Please vote for the pin you'd like to see most.  When I send out backer surveys, you will be able to choose the pin(s) you want from the ones that have been unlocked so far.

The artwork for both pins has already been approved by the manufacturer and is ready to go.  The narwhal pins are a great indication of how well these pins can turn out.

The Calendar  

This is a standard sized, staple-bound wall calendar. Opened, it is 11x17". It contains twelve full-color illustrations of robots for each month and an upgraded, slightly sturdier cover. The calendar portion has plenty of room for writing in events as you see fit. For each month, the robots shown represent a sense of optimism, peace, or, in some cases, just hanging in there.  

 My hope is that this colorful calendar will bring a brightness into your year. I have already received a physical proof copy of the calendar, and it looks great. All I need is enough funding to put in a proper order.

Let's make 2017 a year filled with robots and joy.  And ....

 

Risks and challenges

I already have a proof of the calendar, so as soon as Kickstarter releases the funds to me, I will be able to order. This printer requires about a week turnaround time to print, which should have the calendars to me by the end of November, making it simple for me to get them to backers by mid-December. Of course, delays from the printer are possible, but I have worked with them before and they have always been reliable.

The artwork for the pin has already been approved by the manufacturer and the finished pins should arrive by the end of November as well. I have not worked with this manufacturer before, but they seem to be a dependable company, and I believe they will do the work in the time they estimated.

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    Patron of Whimsy

    Receive a digital copy of the calendar.

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    Pin

    Wear a pin on your shirt (or wherever) proudly letting the world know that you are a believer in robots riding narwhals. Also includes a PDF of the calendar

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    Early Bots - Calendar

    In honor of 2017 and being an early supporter, receive one physical copy of the calendar.

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    One calendar

    Make every month of the year a celebration of illustrious robots with a physical copy of the calendar

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    Early Bedecked Bots - Calendar + Pin

    In honor of 2017 (plus 10) and being an early supporter, receive one physical copy of the calendar and one soft enamel robot and narwhal pin.

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    Two pins!

    Buy two and save $2! Two of the same, or if we meet our first stretch goal, two different pins!

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    Calendar + pin

    Prepare yourself for a year of wonder with a calendar on your wall and a pin on your lapel (or wherever) to remind you that, even when you are away from home, you are ready for wherever this year takes you.

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    Two Calendars!

    Two calendars. Give one to a friend, family member, or coworker who needs a little whimsy and wonder in their lives, or keep them both for yourself and have a year of robots on TWO walls.

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    Three pins

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    Calendar and Pin Duo

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    Calendar and Pin Trio

    Get a calendar of robots to upgrade your year and THREE pins to upgrade your wardrobe

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    Two Calendars! Two Pins!

    Reward twins! You will be able to select which two pins you receive from the ones unlocked by the end of the campaign.

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    Ten calendars

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    Ten calendars and ten pins

    Special combo price if you have a lot of gifts of whimsy and wonder to provide! Teamwork makes the dream work.

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