Hi, there! My name is Jess Smart Smiley and I'm an illustrator living and working in Utah. I've wanted to make my own Look-n-Find book ever since I was little and I can't hold it in any longer! Help bring to life the most imaginative and quirky-cutesy look-n-find book known to man or beast.
IT'S ALL ABOUT IMAGINATION
Over the last several years I've noticed that hidden object books have been overtaken by popular characters from film and tv and are filled with merchandise. It seems that the primary function of these books is to sell more stuff with their character's faces on them. While my family enjoys these books in their own way, it seems like the best part is missing from these books: imagination! We want to see more playful scenes and a wider variety of characters. We want each page to immerse us in a creative wash of sprawling imagination. That's where my Look-N-Find comes in...
The finished book will feature 10 unique scenes, featuring ghosts, goblins, gators and other cute, spooky-fun creatures in full-color splendor! The softcover book will be 8.5x11" with plenty of room for hiding. (If we reach $5,000 the book will be upgraded to a larger hardcover book - just like Waldo!)
The funds for this project will go towards printing, binding and shipping the first run of 500 softcover books.
Check out the rewards on the right to get your own book, original artwork, and more - and check out my drawings below to get a feel for what the Look-N-Find is all about.
One of the things I love most about Kickstarter is the community of support and creativity. I'd like to invite each of you (whether you're a backer or not) to submit your own monster drawing to be included in a special Kickstarter Look-N-Find.
$3000 is the bare minimum needed to make the softcover book, but what we really want is hardcover! Check out these bonus rewards for funding past our goal:
$4000: BONUS SCENE! Everyone backing at a book level gets an extra scene added to the book!
$5000: HARDCOVER BOOK! This is the real deal, folks. This book will get a fancy ISBN to make it available on Amazon and in stores, and it will be delivered to your door in full-color, hardcover splendor! (Starting at the $15 reward level)
$5500: RUMPUS TATTOOS! Full-color temporary tattoos featuring the Rumpus, for everyone, starting at the $15 reward level.
$6000: ORIGINAL DRAWINGS! Starting at the $15 reward level, everyone will be getting an original monster drawing.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my project. Find a reward level that works for you and be sure to get involved in the community look-n-find!
((( jess smart smiley )))
Risks and challenges
Printing on a large scale is subject to multiple rounds of proofs to ensure the quality in papers, colors and binding that this Look-N-Find needs. Coordinating with the printer will take some extra time and effort, but I'll do my best to make sure things run as quickly and smoothly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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