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Explorers' Playground Publishing is excited to announce the start of the second book in the Adventures of The Horndribbles series!!
Explorers' Playground Publishing is excited to announce the start of the second book in the Adventures of The Horndribbles series!!
91 backers pledged $10,121 to help bring this project to life.

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The stretch goal is $12,000   

 For all pledges that increase their original pledge amount by $50, or new pledges of at least $125, will be the first people on the planet to receive a limited addition, NEW style Horndribble that will be in stores next fall!!! Lucas and Devon would proudly like to introduce to you, The Nimblets!!!

A bit more then 30hrs till our Kickstarter campaign ends and we are so close to hitting our pledge goal!!! Wooo Hooo.... We need one last big push to get us across the finish line... Please support the cause by pledging and spreading the word on your Facebook page or an email to friends and family!!! Finally, we put together another video to not only express our gratitude for all the support we have received, but to also help remind you how awesome the Horndribble project is!!! 

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Lucas and The Horndribbles
Lucas and The Horndribbles
          

Step into the wacky and mystical world of the Horndribbles, where kids and adults alike can embark on a wild adventure with these fun-loving monsters!

The Story

Toys, what a wonderful word. Toys allow us to unleash our creativity-- whether we are children or adults. They are a portal to imaginary worlds with the ability to form friendships and connections that may be missing in our everyday lives. Every parent knows that there is something precious about a child lost in play with their favorite toys.

When I was young and I heard about "monsters," I conjured up images of scary otherworldly animals that were hiding in my closet or lurking under my bed just waiting to grab me when the lights went out. 

That is why, as an artist, the monsters I create are not the scary beings from my childhood. These characters are fun, playful, and quirky. I call them The Horndribbles! There is Zapp, Hux, Mosby, and Meeks. They show kids that not all monsters are scary. The Horndribbles are different, which makes them unique and special.

After college, I fell in love with fabric and sewing, which allowed me to turn my drawings of the Horndribbles into actual hand-made plush sculptures. I began exhibiting them in Denver art shows and quickly gained a dedicated following in the community. The kids and parents who attended my art shows connected with the Horndribbles, thus inspiring my passion even more.

Art Festival
Art Festival

I wanted to tell The Horndribble story to the children and parents who were drawn to them. So, I began to envision their world and created Horndribble Island, a wilderness of endless places to explore!

Horndribble Island
Horndribble Island

This led me to co-author a children’s book based around my favorite characters. The first book is called: Adventures of the Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut.

Adventures of The Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut
Adventures of The Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut

The stories are immersive and an interactive experience for kids and parents. I want families to get lost in this fantastical world with these wonderful characters.

The Project

I'd love the opportunity to continue the journey with my second book. I will bring the same level of detail and artistry as I did the first book. 

This Kickstarter campaign will allow me to:

·      Work with the same amazing graphics artist that I did for the first children's book

·         Hire an editor/proofreader

·         Pay for the cost of high-quality printing of this hardcover book

·         Publish 1,000 or more copies.

Thank you, Kickstarter community, for allowing me to tell my story and for coming along on this adventure with me (Zapp, Hux, Mosby and Meeks!)

Pictures help you see the Big Idea!!

The Whole Gang
The Whole Gang
 
Reading with Hux
Reading with Hux
 
Zapp
Zapp
Mosby
Mosby
Meeks
Meeks
Hux
Hux
Exclusive "Double Heart" Horndribble Tees
Exclusive "Double Heart" Horndribble Tees
Horndribble Tote Bags
Horndribble Tote Bags
Meeks & Zapp selling books at The LA Times Festival of Books!
Meeks & Zapp selling books at The LA Times Festival of Books!
Custom Monster Hats & Suit!!
Custom Monster Hats & Suit!!
Denver Artstir
Denver Artstir
Horndribble Stickers
Horndribble Stickers
Live Puppet Show
Live Puppet Show
Thank you for taking the time to look at our Kickstarter page!!!
Thank you for taking the time to look at our Kickstarter page!!!

Risks and challenges

If we are fortunate enough to get funded, we will work diligently to deliver the book by April 2014. We've stated a delivery date of April, but if all goes well, we hope to have The Adventures of The Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! in your hands even earlier.

For all the people who make pledges for the Holiday Gift Packs, we will ship all the available items by December 16th for you to receive them in time for the holiday season.

For all of the very generous pledges who will be receiving a custom one-of-a-kind, handmade Horndribble character, monster hat or monster suit from Lucas Richards we will reach out to you in January 2014 to coordinate all the details. Please allow six weeks for production of these unique Horndribble items.

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    Oogah-Oogah Nut -You’ll receive (1) SIGNED Adventures of the Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) hi-res PDF format of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut for any e-readers + (1) Horndribble and Explorer's Club Military Tag + (1) official Horndribble Island poster + (1) official Horndribble sticker kit.

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    Hux Holiday Gift Pack -You’ll receive (1) Hux plush toy + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut book + (1) Horndribble and Explorer's Club Military Tag + (1) official Horndribble Island poster + (1) official Horndribble sticker kit.

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    Mosby Holiday Gift Pack -You’ll receive (1) Mosby plush toy + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut book + (1) Horndribble and Explorer's Club Military Tag + (1) official Horndribble Island poster + (1) official Horndribble sticker kit.

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    Meeks Holiday Gift Pack -You’ll receive (1) Meeks plush toy + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut book + (1) Horndribble and Explorer's Club Military Tag + (1) official Horndribble Island poster + (1) official Horndribble sticker kit.

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    Zapp Holiday Gift Pack -You’ll receive (1) Zapp plush toy + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut book + (1) Horndribble and Explorer's Club Military Tag + (1) official Horndribble Island poster + (1) official Horndribble sticker kit.

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    Siesta Seaside Gift Pack -You’ll receive (1) plush toy of your choice + (1) Horndribble sling backpack + (1) 5-1 Explorer's Club Survival kit + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut book + (1) Horndribble and Explorer's Club Military Tag + (1) official Horndribble Island poster, + (1) official Horndribble sticker kit.

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    Denture Bluffs Gift Pack -You’ll receive (1) each of Hux, Mosby, Meeks and Zapp plush toy + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut book + (1) Horndribble and Explorer's Club Military Tag + (1) official Horndribble Island poster + (1) official Horndribble sticker kit.

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    Pin Ball Rapids Gift Pack -You’ll receive (1) custom, one-of-a kind, handmade Horndribble character from Lucas Richards + (1) each of Hux, Mosby, Meeks and Zapp plush toy + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut book + (1) Horndribble and Explorer's Club Military Tag + (1) official Horndribble Island poster + (1) official Horndribble sticker kit.

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    Condensation Grove Gift Pack -You’ll receive (1) one-on-one SKYPE creative conversation with the creator of the Horndribbles, Lucas Richards + (1) custom, one-of-a kind handmade Horndribble character + (1) each of Hux, Mosby, Meeks and Zapp plush toy + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut book + (1) Horndribble and Explorer's Club Military Tag + (1) official Horndribble Island poster + (1) official Horndribble sticker kit.

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    Great Grumbler Falls Gift Pack -You’ll receive (1) original signed pencil storyboard page from The Adventures of The Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! + (1) custom, one-of-a kind, handmade Horndribble character + (1) each of Hux, Mosby, Meeks and Zapp plush toy + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut book + (1) Horndribble and Explorer's Club Military Tag + (1) official Horndribble Island poster + (1) official Horndribble sticker kit.

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    Riff Raff Caverns Gift Pack -You’ll receive (1) one-of-a kind, handmade Horndribble Monster hat + (1) original signed pencil storyboard page from the Adventures of The Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! + (1) custom, one-of-a kind, handmade Horndribble character + (1) each of Hux, Mosby, Meeks and Zapp plush toy + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut book + (1) Horndribble and Explorers Club Military Tag + (1) official Horndribble Island poster + (1) official Horndribble sticker kit.

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    Shag Woodland Gift Pack -You’ll receive (1) private reading of both Adventures of the Horndribbles books from Lucas Richards via SKYPE + (1) one-of-a kind, handmade Horndribble Monster hat + (1) original signed pencil storyboard page from the Adventures of The Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) custom, one-of-a kind, handmade Horndribble character + (1) each of Hux, Mosby, Meeks and Zapp plush toy + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut book + (1) Horndribble and Explorer's Club Military Tag + (1) official Horndribble Island poster, + (1) official Horndribble sticker kit.

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    Great Mountain of Snog Gift Pack -You’ll receive (1) one-of-a kind, handmade full body Horndribble Monster suit + (1) original signed pencil storyboard page from the Adventures of The Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) custom, one-of-a kind, handmade Horndribble character + (1) each of Hux, Mosby, Meeks and Zapp plush toy + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Meeks and the Great Invention! book + (1) signed copy of the Adventures of the Horndribbles: Zapp and the Oogah-Oogah Nut book + (1) Horndribble and Explorer's Club Military Tag + (1) official Horndribble Island poster + (1) official Horndribble sticker kit.

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