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A beautiful book of vaginas drawn by gay men, available only through this Kickstarter.
A weird and beautiful book of vaginas drawn by gay men.
Check out the "campaign" tab below for more images and our video. It's a hoot.
A weird and beautiful book of vaginas drawn by gay men. Check out the "campaign" tab below for more images and our video. It's a hoot.
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Perfect for dignified dinner parties, or that special holiday homecoming, Gay Men Draw Vaginas is 220 pages of full-color vag drawings -- all inside a handsome hard cover.

The Vag Artists

For three years, we've been collecting vag drawings from the gays, from fine artists to average Joe Homos. The drawings display a range of "skill" level so as to lay bare the vagina of the collective gay male mind. Many of the drawings came out of art booth sessions we held in San Francisco, some of them were mailed to us, and some of them we asked for.

The Vaginas in this Book

Most of the drawings attempt to replicate anatomy, but many are conceptual or "abstract." We've tried to include a good mix of both, and we've spent a lot of time arranging them as thematic chapters in the book. 

 From the "Monsters" Section:

From the "80s Vag" Section: 

From the "Mysteries" Section:

Vag Rewards

Go deep and review our many folds of sponsorship. While you can't complain about hundreds of vaginas being mailed to your doorstep, we want you, our donors, to get even more cool stuff. Our higher reward levels include original work by us real-ass gay artists. We're thinking, if you like Gay Men Draw Vaginas, you'll like our other artsy crap. But in order to get copies of the book, here's the deal:

Why Do You Need $37K?

We're publishing, at a minimum, 1,000 copies of a hard cover, full-color, offset printed book of vagina drawings. We're using a local, high-quality printing company in Berkeley, CA called Edition One -- they make beautiful, offset printed books. The base cost of printing plus Kickstarter's 5% fee, plus Amazon Payment's 3% fee, plus taxes, plus shipping materials, comes to about $37 per copy. So, $37 x 1,000 = $37,000. We've already spent a lot of our own money just collecting the drawings, and with our Kickstarter donation levels, we don't expect to make any money off this project. If we get more than what we're asking, we'll just print more books to offer donors or sell at boutiques.

About Keith + Shannon

Keith is a filmmaker and visual artist, Shannon is a writer. We started making things together in Austin, TX, when we took photos for Shannon's recipe blog (now book,) Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End. Since then, we've both moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and have continued to collaborate.

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Gay Men Draw Vaginas in the News, Interviews with Keith + Shannon

Huffington Post Interview

Vag Artist Statements in Vice + Vice UK

Feature in The Advocate

East Bay Express Interview

Coverage in Germany's MANNER Magazine

Risks and challenges

We're printing our full-color, hard cover, offset print run with a local Berkeley, CA publisher called Edition One Books. It will take 8 weeks after we put in the order (Sept. 2014) for us to receive the books and ship them out during early November 2014. If there's a problem with the printer, our shipment could be delayed. But we've planned the timing so that even if there is a delay, it would have to be a major one in order for us to become unable to ship books by the holidays.

Other challenges include the nuts and bolts of organizing and fulfilling rewards, but we've both managed huge organizational projects before, including a successful Kickstarter, so we're not too worried about coming through with things.

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    VAG TICKLER. Deep thanks. We're gonna write a custom vaginal fortune (just for you!) and send it via Twitter through @gaymendrawvag.

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    VAG ADMIRER. A digital copy of Gay Men Draw Vaginas. Plus, you'll get a personalized vag fortune on Twitter from @gaymendrawvag.

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    VAG LOVER. A copy of Gay Men Draw Vaginas, in all its 220 pages of full-color, hard cover, offset printed glory. Plus a personalized vag fortune on Twitter from @gaymendrawvag.

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    VAG LOVER SUPREME. A personalized, signed copy of Gay Men Draw Vaginas (hard cover) whose "Thank You" page will include your name. Plus, you'll get a a custom vag fortune on Twitter from @gaymendrawvag.

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    TWO IN THE BUSH-ER! 2 copies of Gay Men Draw Vaginas (hard cover,) plus a personalized vag fortune on Twitter from @gaymendrawvag

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    DIRECTOR OF VAGINAL OPERATIONS. - Yr in for an 8x11 print of your favorite vag drawing from our project, a signed, personalized copy of the book, which will include your name in the “thank you” page, and a vaginal fortune written just for you by our Vaginal Oracle (via Twitter.)

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    HIGH PRIESTESS OF VAGINAS. We'll send you a 16 x 20 grid poster of our favorite vag drawings. Perfect for the office! You'll also get a personalized, signed copy of Gay Men Draw Vaginas (in which we include your name on our "thank you" page,) and a custom vaginal fortune on Twitter from @gaymendrawvag,

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    PINK TRIANGULATOR. 3 copies of Gay Men Draw Vaginas (hard cover) plus a personalized vag fortune on Twitter from @gaymendrawvag

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    CLASSY FOURSOME. 4 copies of Gay Men Draw Vaginas (hard cover,) plus a personalized vag fortune on Twitter from @gaymendrawvag.

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    VAG CAPTAIN. A personalized, signed copy of Gay Men Draw Vaginas (in which we include your name on our "thank you" page,) a custom vaginal fortune on Twitter from @gaymendrawvag, and an 8x10 print of your favorite drawing from Gay Men Draw Vaginas. Digital copies of Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End and Gay Men Draw Vaginas. A personalized, signed copy of Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End (our first book,) a rare, out-of-print Apocalypse Cakes Recipe Card.

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    PRESIDENT OF VAGINAS. A personalized, signed copy of Gay Men Draw Vaginas (in which we include your name on our "thank you" page,) a custom vaginal fortune on Twitter from @gaymendrawvag, and an 8x10 print of your favorite drawing from Gay Men Draw Vaginas. PDFs of Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End and Gay Men Draw Vaginas. A personalized, signed copy of Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End (our first book,) a rare, out-of-print FULL SET OF 10 Apocalypse Cakes Recipe Cards.

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    CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF VAGINAS. An 8x11" original vag drawing by Keith Wilson crafted alongside a personalized poem, for you, by Shannon O'Malley. A signed copy of Gay Men Draw Vaginas (in which we include your name on our "thank you" page,) a custom vaginal fortune on Twitter from @gaymendrawvag, and an 8x10 print of your favorite drawing from Gay Men Draw Vaginas. PDFs of Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End and Gay Men Draw Vaginas. A personalized, signed copy of Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End (our first book,) a rare, out-of-print FULL SET OF 10 Apocalypse Cakes Recipe Cards.

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    CEO OF VAGINAS. A 16x20 poster montage of our favorite vaginas. Also, these other vagtastic things: an 8x11" original vag drawing by Keith Wilson crafted alongside a personalized poem, for you, by Shannon O'Malley. A signed copy of Gay Men Draw Vaginas (in which we include your name on our "thank you" page,) a custom vaginal fortune on Twitter from @gaymendrawvag, and an 8x10 print of your favorite drawing from Gay Men Draw Vaginas. PDFs of Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End and Gay Men Draw Vaginas. A personalized, signed copy of Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End (our first book,) a rare, out-of-print, full set of 10 Apocalypse Cakes Recipe Cards.

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    CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF VAGINAS. A 20 minute Skype sesh in which you explain the vagina of your mind, and one of your favorite artists from our book will draw it. Also, these other stimulating items: a 16x20 poster montage of our favorite vaginas. An 8x11" original vag drawing by Keith Wilson crafted alongside a personalized poem, for you, by Shannon O'Malley. A signed copy of Gay Men Draw Vaginas (in which we include your name on our "thank you" page,) a custom vaginal fortune on Twitter from @gaymendrawvag, and an 8x10 print of your favorite drawing from Gay Men Draw Vaginas. PDFs of Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End and Gay Men Draw Vaginas. A personalized, signed copy of Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End (our first book,) a rare, out-of-print, full set of 10 Apocalypse Cakes Recipe Cards.

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    PATRON SAINT OF VAGINAS. You get the gayest thing ever: Sunday brunch in San Francisco with Keith and Shannon. (Travel to SF not included.) Plus, a 20 minute Skype sesh in which you explain the vagina of your mind, and, pending availability, one of your favorite artists from our book will draw it. Aaaanndd.... these other stimulating items: a 16x20 poster montage of our favorite vaginas. An 8x11" original vag drawing by Keith Wilson crafted alongside a personalized poem, for you, by Shannon O'Malley. A signed copy of Gay Men Draw Vaginas (in which we include your name on our "thank you" page,) a custom vaginal fortune on Twitter from @gaymendrawvag, and an 8x10 print of your favorite drawing from Gay Men Draw Vaginas. PDFs of Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End and Gay Men Draw Vaginas. A personalized, signed copy of Apocalypse Cakes: Recipes for the End (our first book,) a rare, out-of-print, full set of 10 Apocalypse Cakes Recipe Cards.

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