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.
LET'S DO THIS!!
Other Ways You Can Help
We understand not everyone can contribute financially as much as they would like, but we invite anyone who believes in this work to help spread the word. Make some noise! Be our ambassadors!
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And do it now, because we have a small window to make this happen!
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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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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