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$1,074
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
41
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 29 2012 2:30 AM UTC +00:00

About

Fairy Punk Studios
Fairy Punk Studios

***BREAKING NEWS!***

Fairy Punk Studios is pleased to announce that one of our artists will be (drum-roll, please):

2012 HUGO winner for Best Fan Artist 

Maurine Starkey 

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Our team of writers are re-writing the fairy tales we all grew up with with a Steampunk flavor while our artists are giving them the steam-powered, clockwork-shiny feel of Steampunk, so that we can publish them for the new generation of Steampunk fans to enjoy.

Help Us Share A Love of Steampunk With The Next Generation!

The artists and writers of Fairy Punk Studios care deeply about bridging the generation gap, and helping make the genres we love more accessible for all ages. Thank you for coming to check out our Kickstarter, and with 10 days to go, we are asking you to show your passion also and help make this project succeed. 

We know we are asking a lot, but it is worth it. In addition to contributions we are asking everybody, this means you, to please post this Kickstarter to your social media and help get the word out there.

Who we are:

The books we produce are the brainchild of a creative consortium under the moniker Fairy Punk Studios. We’re taking the fun-for-everyone tradition of the fairy tales we all grew up with and giving them a new twist.

FairyPunk Studios authors include Quincy Allen, David Boop, Guy Anthony De Marco, Cat Rambo, Sam Knight, A.V. Schilt,  Peter J. Wacks, and Bryan Thomas Schmidt.

FairyPunk Studios artists include J. Zoe Frasure, Chaz Kemp, and Bryan Serafin. (With more waiting to be announced! Oh! I am so excited! I am glad I am typing, otherwise, it would have slipped out and wouldn't be a surprise!) 

*Okay I can say it now. Maurine Starkey! Yea!*

What we do:

Our first two titles are already available in print. 

We've already produced a fantastic coloring book:

“A Steampunk Journey – The Coloring Book."

And our first children’s book  “The Little Airship That Thought It Could” 

We blush with pride at the overwhelmingly positive response we've had so far and we have five more books in the works!  

We are working on steampunk versions of:

  • Cinderella
  • Rumpelstiltskin 
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • The Three Little Pigs

And when we get done they are going to be full of bells and whistles, gears and cogs, and the occasional brass button. You may think you know what your getting into with these stories, but we are heading into a new world of hope and a new age of discovery.

But we need help finishing them. 

We would like to make 400 limited edition, number plated, collectible copies of each of the five books, and we can do this with $5,000. If we can go beyond our goal, we would add additional stories, increasing our library of collectibles!

How can you help:

They don't call them "starving artists" for nothing! Although our artists and writers may have time and effort enough to rewrite and retool childhood history, we can't ask them to pay for all of the supplies and costs needed to launch this project themselves.

Please, please, please contribute to our project, (and receive a nice gift in return!) And PLEASE pass our information along on your social media! Tell your mom, post on Facebook, Tweet about us! We'd love to be on your Tumblr or Pinterest! If everyone passes our information along, even if they can't donate at this time, we can make this happen!

Want a closer look at what we are doing? Come see us at: http://www.fairypunkstories.com/

Make sure you check out our *free* Nursery Rhyme Archive, where we are giving birth to new nursery rhymes and releasing them out into the public domain. 

Here is a reading of "Three Mechanical Mice" written by Peter Wacks and performed by Nessa Nixiefae:

And just to be generous, here is a reading of "New King Coal" written by Sam Knight and performed by Quincy Allen:

We will post more as the campaign continues!

Thank you for helping us move forward, Full Steam Ahead!

Please note: International shipping costs us extra. Sorry. If you need us to ship internationally, please provide us with your country of origin so that we can calculate costs, and please add that additional cost to your pledge. We are very sorry about that, but if we had the money to cover international shipping, we wouldn't need to run a Kickstarter...

Risks and challenges

Fairy Punk Studios greatest challenge is matching our artists with our authors. We strive to find artistic styles that will mesh well and reflect the feel of the original fairy tale our new story is based upon.

A collection of authors and artists, we are already familiar with many of the pitfalls of running a small print publication and finding ways to distribute our final products. We are also aware of how to get it done.

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    Our thanks, expressed in a thank you e-mail from FairyPunk Studios. Really. Every little bit helps, and we appreciate it. You are the brass tacks that hold it all together!

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    A downloadable electronic edition of all four of the books that you helped fund! You know you want them. Look into my eyes...o.O... you want them.

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    All previous rewards, plus a copy of your choice of the standard edition of one of the four books. Pet it, love it, it's yours!
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    All previous rewards, plus a copy of the standard edition of all four books.You can touch it. Feel it. Smell it. It's a real book. You know you like real books better.

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    All previous rewards, plus a limited edition, number plated, and signed copy of one of the books. Choose your favorite story. Or maybe your favorite artist! Wait! Didn't you actually meet that author once? Pick that one! (We'll contact you to see which you decided upon.)

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    All previous rewards, plus, we'll upgrade that limited edition, number plated, and signed copy to a hardback! That way it will survive when that spider freaks you out and you accidentally use your new favorite book to squish it.

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    All previous rewards, plus a full sized (45x27) print of some of the fabulous artwork included in the books. We all love art, especially steampunk art! Is that steam escaping? No! It is the intake of breath done by people admiring your new art!

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    All previous rewards, plus the artist will sign your copy of the print! C'mon! We all love autographed art! It shows the artist you care! It shows your friends you have taste! (It covers that spot on the wall...)

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    All previous rewards, plus we will upgrade your already special limited edition, number plated, and signed copy to a very special leather-bound edition. How's that for collectible? As rare as a clockwork rock!

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    All previous rewards, plus, instead of just that one special book you picked out to get as a limited edition, number plated, signed and leather-bound collectors edition, we'll give you all four of them! You are like a shiny new cog that fixes the whole machine!

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    All previous rewards, plus (can you believe there could still be more?) a 12" statuette of the Fairy Punk Fairy. Fairy Punk Studios is proud of our fairy, our fairy tales, and our supporters. They come no better than you. Thank you. What more can we say? Thank you. We love you. You are like the Tin Man -you have the biggest heart of all.

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