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Fish Coin Press brings you the reign of Solomon in the Book of Kings in a fully-illustrated chapbook by Jared Boggess
Fish Coin Press brings you the reign of Solomon in the Book of Kings in a fully-illustrated chapbook by Jared Boggess
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SOLOMON: With the Wisdom to Rule

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I’m Jared Boggess and for over 10 years, I’ve created illustrations for articles, books & brands. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with illustrating the biblical literature. So I started Fish Coin Press. This will be our 6th book. 

Solomon is typically remembered as the noble king of Israel who prayed for wisdom and built a magnificent temple in Jerusalem, but we might be missing the point. The biblical authors weave a tale of self-indulgence and a gradual abuse of power that lead to his demise and start an era of tumultuous monarchies.

If that juicy description wasn’t enough to get you to read an ancient story about an Israelite king, I’m making a big ole pile of illustrations to fill the book. Here's why...

Many of us think the Bible is worth reading, but don't read it as much as we wish we did. What if we learned to simply enjoy the Bible?

We believe this starts with a more literary reading. And we’re not alone.

Many publishers are experimenting with the visual side of bible reading – removing the numbers and footnotes, adding attractive design, and there are plenty of comics and illustrated Bibles out there. But we think there is more that can be done to help readers connect to the Bible’s literary genius and human context.

Using academic commentary and historical research, we are bringing what you can learn ABOUT biblical texts into the experience WHILE it’s being read.

After our initial projects, we’re getting feedback that tells us we’re onto something. So we’re at it again. 

As I finish up the 30+ illustrations, it is time to prepare for printing. 

Like the format of Stations of the Cross (the book many of you generously funded last spring) the art will be set alongside the actual biblical text from 1 Kings 1-11. 

LET'S DO THIS!!


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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

MUSIC CREDITS: "Even Just to Speak a Word" Colin Phils

Risks and challenges

PRINT PRODUCTION: It can be complex, but printing books is something we have dealt with plenty of times before. We are reviewing quotes and samples from a few vendors. While we believe in being cost-effective, we want to make something top-notch – good printing on good paper. Those details will be nailed down as we get closer to the end of the campaign.

TIMELINE: Our plan is to have these books shipped out early in December, and hopefully in your hands before Christmas 2019. That said, transit times slow down around the Holiday, so all of our pledge rewards have a January delivery estimate, just in case. We are working day and night to finalize the artwork and get files ready for the printer.

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    PATRON

    For the friends, family and followers who simply want to show their support! Thank you!

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    THE BOOK

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    BONUS CONTENT

    Get the signed first edition of the Book and the Wisdom card set (three postcard-sized prints with illustrations of passages from Proverbs, Song of Solomon & Ecclesiastes).

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    Original Art: Cherubim #2

    10.5" x 8.5" drawing of a cherubim from the cover art for the book! Check out Update #6 for details and photos. PLUS All other rewards included!

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    Original Art: Altar

    10" by 7" drawing of the altar from 1 Kings 8:62-66! Check out Update #6 for details and photos. PLUS All other rewards included!

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    Original Art: Solomon Portrait

    12" by 9" drawing of Solomon from 1 Kings 9:1-9! Check out Update #6 for details and photos. PLUS All other rewards included!

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    Original Art: Prayer

    12" by 9" drawing of Solomon praying from 1 Kings 8:54-61! Check out Update #6 for details and photos. PLUS All other rewards included!

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    EARLY BIRD: $5 Off!

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    Original Art!

    6" x 9" drawing of a cherubim from the cover art for the book! Check out Update #3 for details and photos. PLUS All other rewards included!

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    Original Art: Executions

    13" by 16" drawing of the executions from 1 Kings 2:13-46! Check out Update #6 for details and photos. PLUS All other rewards included!

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