Air Dragons is the latest in a series of Dragons & Other Rare Creatures projects that feature books, decks of playing cards, and other products by Author/Illustrator Jessica Feinberg. You can learn more about the series at artlair.com.
***** PROJECT GOALS *****
SO FAR We have reached our base goal and TEN stretch goals AND also ALL of these BONUS goals:
- REACHED! $13k: Feather & Egg Charts & More Bookmarks
- REACHED! $14k: Pocket guides get 10-25 extra pages each
- REACHED! $15k: Backers of $20 (or more) tiers get a bonus 4x6 print.
- REACHED! $16k: Mini Decks have full custom tuck boxes
***** PLAYING CARDS *****
The Air Dragons Deck is a poker size deck of playing cards printed on high quality 310 GSM Linen Stock. The deck features dragons and other air creatures. It comes in a custom tuck box and there are no repeat images in the deck!
There are also TWO 1.75" x 2.5" inch mini decks available! Mini decks are also 310GSM and come in full color tuck boxes (we reached the stretch goal!).
The Mini Air Dragons deck is a reduced size of the Air Dragons Deck. The Mini Feathers & Eggs deck features art from the two pocket guides of feathers and eggs with the creature names they belong to (shown below).
- ADD-ON a Air Dragons deck to your pledge for: $12 US, $13 CA, $14 INT (includes shipping with your other rewards).
- ADD-ON a mini deck to your pledge for: $7 US, $8 CA, $9 INT (includes shipping with your other rewards).
- ADD-ON FOUR mini decks to your pledge for: $24 US, $28 CA, $32 INT (includes shipping with your other rewards).
***** THE BOOKS *****
Air Dragons & Other Rare Sky Creatures is a 6x9 inch (hardcover or paperback) 100 page field guide. The book begins with Air Dragons, but then moves on to cover all sorts of earth creatures including flying pigs, griffins, bird maidens, flying monkeys, winged bison, and much more!
Exotic, Rare, and Fantastical Eggs is a 4x6 inch 50 page paperback pocket guide that expands upon the egg identification covered in my older baby dragons project. Included will be Dragon Eggs, Griffin Eggs, Phoenix Eggs, and much more!
Strange and Unusual Feathers & Scales is a 4x6 inch 50 page paperback pocket guide that will help you learn to tell a domestic phoenix feather from a griffin feather and more! Perfect for the fan of rare creatures who wants to know all the types of Dragon Scales and Griffin Feathers!
- ADD-ON a paperback Field Guide to your pledge for $15 US/$16 INT
- ADD-ON a hardcover Field Guide to your pledge for $20 US/$23 INT
- ADD-ON a 4x6 Pocket Guide for $6 US/$8 INT
- ADD-ON TWO 4x6 Pocket Guides for $10 US / $14 INT
***** EGG REPLICAS *****
NEW! A must for dragon watchers! I'm now providing HAND PAINTED dragon egg replicas. Each egg starts with a 2 inch wooden egg that is then textured to look like a dragon egg, hand painted, and varnished. EACH IS UNIQUE.
- $10 US /$12 INT - Add one egg with certificate (your choice of Earth, Air, Fire, Water or Metal Dragon egg).
- $50 US / $60 INT - A set of five eggs (one of each type) with a set certificate, PLUS IODS (see http://iods.artlair.com/) membership card and member button!
***** PRINT SETS *****
14 print options are now unlocked PLUS EGG AND FEATHER CHARTS! Dimensions and cropping vary slightly in the 4x6 versions. CLICK HERE for closeups of the prints.
One 4x6 print is $2
- Sets of three 4x6 prints are $5
- Sets of all 14 4x6 prints are $24
- One 8x10 print is $10 US / $12 INT
- Sets of three 8x10 prints are $25 US / $30 INT
- Sets of 14 8x10 prints are $112 US / $125 INT
- Set of two of 13x19 Egg and Feather Charts is $26 US/$32 INT
***** ART CARDS *****
The Air Dragons Art Cards are a set of 32 different extra large 3.5" x 5.75" cards. Cards come in a white tuck box with full color air dragons label.
Each card features just artwork on the front with information about the creature and more art on the back.
- You can ADD-ON art cards for $16 US / $18 INT
***** MOUSEPADS & PLAYMATS *****
The mousepads for Air Dragons measure a little over 11 x 9 inches. This makes them around 2 inches larger in each dimension than standard mousepads (like those I've offered on previous projects).
The Playmats are large 24 x14 inch mats for those who want something even larger than a mousepad. They are thinner so you can roll them up, but still have rubber backing.
- You can ADD-ON a large mousepad for $11 US/ $13 INT.
- You can ADD-ON a playmat for US $18, CA $20, INT $22.
FIVE bookmark designs now unlockled! Add them on as follows:
- One bookmark for $1
- Set of the first three bookmarks for $2
- Set of all five for $4
Double sided metal keychains are $3 each to ADD ON.
- A set of four 2.5 x 1.6 inch magnets is $7 US / $8 INT
- Magnet clips are around 2.25 inches and are $2.50 US /$3 INT
***** About the Paintings *****
The original paintings offered as the kickstarter rewards are watercolor and may also include some pen & ink work (see below for examples). These are FROM the book/deck. The smaller paintings are 7-12 inches and the larger paintings are 13-16 inches. Backers will choose their paintings in the order they pledged, but there are always a few extra so backers will always have multiple options.
NEW 5x8 portraits (done with watercolor and ink) have been added as part of the largest pledge tier - these are face portraits of air dragons. Some of this art will appear in the deck, and black and white versions before watercolor may also be part of a future coloring book.
Risks and challenges
I've already got 75% of the artwork for the project DONE at the time we're going live for funding. In addition I've run over a dozen successful kickstarters already so I'm really experienced. I always have some contingency in both the budget AND reward deadlines to allow for any issues that may arise. Usually I ship a month or so early if everything goes smoothly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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