What's the story?
Age of Dawn is the first ever story about Rumplings; furry faced creatures that are foodies and live in a world where food falls from the sky three out of every four days.
Three Rumplings friends fight for what they believe is right, whilst an evil group tries to take over their world. Is it too late for Rocket, Karina and Ruffalo to save the day?
Why are we on Kickstarter?
This is Francisco's first ever book, and he's always had a dream of publishing a book, and getting it into the hands of children all over the world. This book is particularly special to Francisco as it was inspired by his sister; his favourite chef in the world.
We've partnered with Rowanvale Books, a provider of indie publishing services, to get the book edited and printed. We're on Kickstarter to fund this, as well as fund marketing activities to get the book into stores.
We need you to make this happen!
Please pledge what your comfortable with, and with your help we'll be able to get the book in the hands of children (recommended reading age is 6 to 11), parents and, book lovers everywhere.
What are your rewards?
All backers will be mentioned on a special thank you page on the Rumplings website after the campaign.
The Illustrated Book
Be the first ever to get a copy of the book!
A 60-page book with 8 beautiful illustrations. By backing this project and selecting a reward level above "Tip Jar", you'll be able to get the book for £6.00 - a special price for Kickstarter backers only (RRP will be £6.99).
For those of you who would like more than 1 copy of the book, we have reward levels where you can select up to 3 copies. In other reward levels, you can simply add £6.00 per extra copy you would like.
Each copy of the book will be packaged inside one of our crafty boxes. To preserve the boxes - in case you choose to give them as gifts - we ship them inside thick parcel sleeves to protect them on their way to you.
Exclusively on Kickstarter, we have a reward level which includes prints from a selection of our favourite illustrations. The smaller prints are 4" x 6" (10cm x 15cm) in size and the larger ones are 8" by 10" (20cm x 25cm).
In addition to the above prints, you may choose to have a print of the book cover art or, the Kickstarter project illustration:
After the campaign is closed we will send out a survey so you can tell us which prints you would like.
Prints will be shipped separately to the books, so we can send them in purpose made envelopes, to ensure they arrive in perfect condition.
What happens if we overfund?
If we overfund we'll be giving all our lovely backers some extra rewards. These include stickers, a pdf colouring book, and a pdf version of The Age of Dawn.
So please share this project with everyone you know, so together we can make it!
90 Backers - Stickers
1 sticker of each main character (7) in Age of Dawn for every copy of the book ordered. Minimum reward level must be Today's Special or Main Course.
120 Backers - Colouring Book
1 copy of the pdf colouring book with all the illustrations in Age of Dawn per backer. Minimum reward level must be Today's Special or Main Course.
200 Backers - E-Book
1 x Age of Dawn in pdf format. Minimum reward level must be Today's Special or Main Course.
What's the Story Behind The Story?
Age of Dawn was written by Francisco, but this whole project would not have been possible without all the help from Maria, Mariana and Marcelo in creating such a beautiful and detailed world.
Over the last few months, we've worked as hard as we could during our spare time, be it in the evenings or the weekend, to get this far. And we really hope you will enjoy this world we've created.
Who are we?
Maria is the extremely talented artist that created all the wonderful illustrations.
Mariana is an incredibly charismatic performer and singer. She does all the character voices in the podcast version of the book, and was Francisco's voice coach:
Marcelo is a high-energy musician, composer and performer. He created all the music for the Rumplings podcast and the Kickstarter video.
Francisco is the author of Age of Dawn and the creator of the Rumplings.
A big thank you also, to Robbie Deffense for his incredible talent at film-making.
Risks and challenges
The main risk with this project will be fulfilling all the orders in time for Christmas. The campaign will close in late November.
We have, of course, made preparations for production, and we should be able to deliver to everyone in time. Rowanvale are great at what they do, and we're preparing all the shipping materials in advance.
However, as there is a risk that the printing supplier is unable to meet the deadline, which is the main risk with this project, we thought it best to be forward about it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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