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Signed, numbered, wax-sealed, & gilded with 24k gold leaf! "The Book Dragon" is a Kickstarter exclusive. Free global shipping!
Signed, numbered, wax-sealed, & gilded with 24k gold leaf! "The Book Dragon" is a Kickstarter exclusive. Free global shipping!
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Protect your literary hoard with the Book Dragon! This project is your only opportunity to secure your own signed, numbered, wax-sealed, and gilded "Book Dragon" archival print!

This exclusive edition is limited to only as many prints as are funded on Kickstarter, plus a small artist's reserve!

This artwork came about as a Stretch Goal for my Book Curse bookplate project, where it was used for a pretty awesome bookmark. The bookmark was so well received that I've decided to offer the artwork as a one-of-a-kind, never-again-to-be-repeated, Kickstarter exclusive edition!

An artist's proof, in progress.
An artist's proof, in progress.

This is the only signed and numbered release of the Book Dragon that will ever be produced! Furthermore, I will never again employ gold leaf or wax seals on a print release of this design. The prints will be numbered according to the order of backing (the only exception is that the Collector's Level reward is guaranteed the #1 print of the series).

Every limited edition print will be hand-trimmed to a finished size of 11" x 17". As always, I produce my own prints on my own equipment using only archival materials, including 24k gold leaf and sealing wax from the J. Herbin Company (it is literally the sealing wax of royalty).

Signed and numbered print editions are generally considered more desirable to collectors. I'm not saying that these will become collectible or that they will increase in value, but you never know... 

Finally, in order to offer an inclusive range of rewards, the Book Dragon is also available as signed 8.5" x 11" mini-prints:

...and as the originally issued bookmark:

There's a Book Dragon for everyone!

If you'd like to add bookmarks to your pledge, please go to "Manage Your Pledge" and add an additional $3.00 per bookmark.

If you'd like to add bookplates to your pledge, please go to "Manage Your Pledge" and add an additional $4.00 per 6 bookplates.

If you'd like to add mini-prints to your pledge, please go to "Manage Your Pledge" and add an additional $25.00 per mini-print.

If you'd like to add limited edition prints to your pledge, please go to "Manage Your Pledge" and add an additional $75.00 per print. 

The following stretch goals will be released when their respective funding levels are met:

All backers who choose the Limited Edition print will now have the choice of either the Dragon's Blood seal (standard) or Pitch.

All backers at the $25 level and above will receive 6 Book Dragon Ex Libris bookplates. These bookplates are made to the same exacting specs as the original Book Curse bookplates, and will also be available as an add-on.

I'll pull out the sculpting tools and create a special dragon-themed wax seal design to be used in place of my standard (skull) wax seal.

The Book Dragon ships free on Earth!

Seriously! All rewards ship for free to any location on earth with exception of the Collector's reward. Despite factoring in a reasonable amount for the cost of shipping, the remaining cost involved with shipping original artwork internationally is simply too expensive. However, I opted to offer the reward to international backers with extra shipping rather than limiting the reward to US only. 

Please read this if you are outside the U.S. In some countries, customs duties may be applied to your reward. Any duties, tariffs, fees, etc. are the responsibility of the backer. 

All packages ship via the USPS.

Now make a pledge!

 

We really haven't changed much since the last project.
We really haven't changed much since the last project.

 

Risks and challenges

I've managed successful print-and-ship Kickstarter projects before so barring injury, a strike by the House Elf, or some "victim of his own success" situation, there's nothing too risky about this project. I've set the funding goal high enough to ensure that I can cover the cost of materials, shipping, and everything necessary to produce the prints.

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    You pledge a dollar and it makes me happy, and you get nothing in return other than my appreciation.

    Really, that's pretty much it.

    I wouldn't have even added this reward tier except that I made $4.00 by doing it on the previous project.

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    The Book Dragon bookmark

    This is where it all began! Receive 1 Book Dragon bookmark, archivally printed on luxurious 340 gsm paper. Both sides are printed and the bookmark is hand cut to a full size of approx. 3.25" x 5.625" (8.4 x 14.2 cm).

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    The Book Dragon miniprint

    Receive an 8.5" x 11" fine art reproduction of the Book Dragon! This original archival print is produced in the artist's own workshop on luxurious 340gsm cold-press paper, then hand-signed!

    Please note that this is the un-numbered open edition and does not bear the wax seal or 24k gold leaf.

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    The Book Dragon limited edition print

    Receive the exclusive remarqued fine art reproduction of the Book Dragon! This original archival print is produced in the artist's own workshop on luxurious 340gsm cold-press paper, hand-trimmed to a finished size of 11" x 17", then hand-remarqued with edition number, wax seal, gold leaf, and signature!

    This edition is limited to the total number sold, plus a small artist's reserve, and will no longer be available following this Kickstarter.

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    The Book Dragon collector's reward

    It's the total package for the serious collector!

    Receive the #1 full-sized limited edition print, production proofs (including a one-of-a-kind Pitch-sealed mini-print), and both the original thumbnail sketch and original ink drawing.

    Ships insured with signature required.

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