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A high-quality children's board book about a little monster named GAWS who  learns to always listen to Mummy.
A high-quality children's board book about a little monster named GAWS who  learns to always listen to Mummy.
A high-quality children's board book about a little monster named GAWS who learns to always listen to Mummy.
473 backers pledged $13,803 to help bring this project to life.

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Mummy's Always Right: A Board Book for YOUR Little Monsters

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Mummy's Always Right is a gorgeously illustrated, premium board book, featuring a mischievous little monster named GAWS who learns all the many reasons he should listen to his MUMMY!

Thanks so much for helping me bring Mummy's Always Right and the Creature Cove universe to life!

 

 In the book, your little monsters will enter the world of CREATURE COVE, home to the Mummy Family. 

Say hello to GAWS from Mummy's Always Right!
Say hello to GAWS from Mummy's Always Right!

 

They'll follow a day in the life of Gaws, as his Mummy teaches him important life lessons that all of our little boys and ghouls should know...

The importance of cleaning your room and brushing your teeth...

Eating a hearty breakfast...

How to stay safe while exploring...

How to play nicely with other little monsters...

Staying away from strangers...

Quality time with Daddy...

...and so much more!

Have a look Inside!

Product Details

  • 24-pages of gorgeous illustrations featuring GAWS, MUMMY and the BOO CREW and other creepy and cuddly denizens of CREATURE COVE!  
  • Mummy knows best... and she'll help you teach your little monsters how to stay safe and behave while still having fun with friends.
  • Durable, laminated, high-quality board book that will stand up to countless bedtime readings.
  • This book will literally have your kids saying the words "Mummy's Always Right!" Guaranteed!

Here's what actual readers are saying about Mummy's Always Right...

 

 

Why Am I'm Making This Book?

I'm a comic book artist with two little girls at home... and I had a problem.

See, my kids love to watch their daddy draw...  

Unfortunately, most of the comics I do aren't really age appropriate for my little monsters. So I created Gaws, just for them.

My kids went crazy for this mischievous little mummy... For weeks, every day they'd come into my studio and ask for a new Gaws sketch.

Gradually, a story started to come together in my mind and MUMMY'S ALWAYS RIGHT was born.

The Creative Team

I'm Joe Mulvey. I'm a comics artist (SCAM, CounterTERROR) and a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. Mummy's Always Right is my first (but hopefully not last) children's book.

I'm joined by talented color artist Jules Rivera.  I've been working with Jules for a few years now, and she always makes my pencils and inks shine.

Lettering the book is acclaimed and multiple Eisner-award nominated letterer Deron Bennett. Deron has lettered books for many top publishing company's including Jim Henson's Tale of Sand and The Muppets Show books, and I'm thrilled to have him on Mummy.

I'm also very happy to be working with ComixTribe, the publisher behind the hit board book C is for Cthulhu. I'm excited to add Mummy Always Right to their growing line of books parents and kids love to read together, with equal parts care and scare!

Why Kickstarter?  

We're coming to Kickstarter to help raise funds for a large offset print run of at least 1000 copies of Mummy's Always Right. 

The book is 100% complete and ready to go to print. We've come to Kickstarter to help get the book into as many hands as possible, and would love your support to bring it to life. 

The Rewards  

Mummy-Back Guarantee

We'd like you to back our project with confidence that we'll deliver the rewards we promise in a timely manner. We're offering a 100% Backer-Satisfaction or your Mummy... er, money back. 

If you're not 100% satisfied with your pledge, we'll do what it takes to resolve your issue. And if we can't, simply return your reward, and we'll refund your full pledge amount.

The Project Timeline  

  • The Kickstarter Campaign: 4 Weeks (May 16 - June 17)
  • Kickstarter Funds Received: 2 Weeks (July 1)
  • Mummy Goes to Print - (Early July) 
  • Digital Rewards Released - (Early July)
  • Book Manufacturing and Freight - 8-12 Weeks (August-September)
  • Extra buffer time of unexpected delays - 2 Weeks (October)
  • Expected delivery to US Backers - 2 Weeks (Late October)
  • Expected delivery for International Backers - 4 Weeks (November)
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Risks and challenges

This is my second Kickstarter project, and the publisher, ComixTribe's ninth project.

We're well aware of the many challenges associated with delivering on a Kickstarter campaign, and know that fulfillment obstacles are a part of every campaign.

We have taken the following steps to mitigate the risk associated fulfilling this project:

1) We're working close with KrakenPrint, a well-regarded US-based print broker to ensure a quality book production, and on-time fulfillment.

2) The board book is 100% complete, and ready to go to print.

3) We don't anticipate any problems working with our already selected vendors for all rewards. However, we've already sourced back-up vendors for all products, should a problem arise.

4) We will be using BackerKit software for better campaign management and integration with fulfillment partners.

5) Please review previous ComixTribe Kickstarters (OXYMORON, EPIC, SCAM, THE RED TEN, THE STANDARD, C Is for CTHULHU, C is for CTHULHU BOARD BOOK & PLUSH TOY) for evidence of our ability to communicate with backers post campaign, and deliver on campaign fulfillment.

We don't consider a project successful unless 100% of our backers have been fulfilled.

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    MUMMY'S ALWAYS RIGHT DIGITAL WALLPAPER: Get a campaign exclusive digital desktop wallpaper featuring characters from Mummy's Always Right and access to all campaign exclusive, backers-only bonuses! [Included in all pledges $1+.]

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    MUMMY'S ALWAYS DIGITAL PDF: Get a downloadable, HD resolution, DRM-Free PDF of Mummy's Always Right, featuring 24 stunning illustrated pages, plus access to all campaign exclusive backers-only bonuses. [Included in all $5+ pledges.]

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    MUMMY'S ALWAYS DIGITAL DELUXE PDF: Get a downloadable, HD resolution, DRM-Free PDF of Mummy's Always Right, featuring 24 stunning illustrated pages, plus bonus material including dozens of concept sketches and designs, coloring pages, and more, not included in the print edition of the book. Perfect for "Director's Cut" junkies! [Included in all $10+ pledges.]

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    MUMMY'S ALWAYS RIGHT BOARD BOOK: Get a copy of this limited edition first printing of Mummy's Always Right, a high-quality board book you and your little monsters will love. (Includes Digital Deluxe PDF.)

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    MUMMY'S ALWAYS RIGHT COMIC BOOK FAN BUNDLE: Get a copy of this limited edition first printing of Mummy's Always Right, a high-quality board book you and your little monsters will love, along with three Mummy's Always Right prints inspired by iconic comic book covers such as "The Walking Dead", "Spider-Man" and "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns", with art by Joe Mulvey and colors by Jules Rivera. Prints are 8.5 x 11 inch. (Includes the Digital Deluxe PDF.)

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    DOUBLE TROUBLE - MUMMY'S ALWAYS RIGHT BOARD BOOK x 2: Get TWO (2) copies of this limited edition first printing of Mummy's Always Right, a high-quality board book you and your little monsters will love. (Includes Digital Deluxe PDF.)

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    MUMMY'S ALWAYS RIGHT POP CULTURE FAN BUNDLE: Get a copy of this limited edition first printing of Mummy's Always Right, a high-quality board book you and your little monsters will love, along with three Mummy's Always Right prints inspired by classic movie posters, such as "Back to the Future", "Silence of the Lambs", and "Star Wars" covers, with art by Joe Mulvey and colors by Jules Rivera. This pledge level ALSO includes all of the prints in the COMIC FANS BUNDLE. 6 Prints in total, each print measures 8.5 x 11 inch. (Includes the Digital Deluxe PDF.)

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    FOUR PACK - MUMMY'S ALWAYS RIGHT BOARD BOOK x 4: Get TWO (4) copies of this limited edition first printing of Mummy's Always Right, a high-quality board book you and your little monsters will love. (Includes Digital Deluxe PDF.)

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    MULVEY HARDCOVERS: MUMMY'S ALWAYS RIGHT BOARD BOOK + SCAM ULTIMATE COLLECTION - Get a copy of this limited edition first printing of Mummy's Always Right, a high-quality board book you and your little monsters will love. And for Daddy or Mummy, get the SCAM Ultimate Collection Hardcover Graphic Novel! Imagine you had superpowers...in Vegas! Collects the SCAM mini-series & all-new SCAMthology in an over-sized 270-page oversized hardcover written and drawn by Joe Mulvey! (Includes Digital Deluxe PDF.)

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    MUMMY'S ALWAYS ARTIST EDITION MONSTER BUNDLE: Get a copy of this limited edition first printing of the Mummy's Always Right board book, along with and a hand-numbered, limited Artist Edition sketch plate, signed by writer/artist,Joe Mulvey featuring an original hand drawn Mummy's Always Right sketch by Joe. You and your little monsters will love this package, as it also includes all prints in the POP CULTURE FAN bundle with art by Joe Mulvey and colors by Jules Rivera. This pledge level ALSO includes all of the prints in the COMIC FANS BUNDLE. 6 Prints in total, each print measures 8.5 x 11 inch. (Includes the Digital Deluxe PDF.)

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    SMALL BOOK STORE / LIBRARY / CLASSROOM SET - MUMMY'S ALWAYS RIGHT BOARD BOOK: Includes a set of eight (8) copies of this limited edition first printing of Mummy's Always Right, a high-quality board book little monsters will love. (Includes Digital Deluxe PDF.) Available for retailers, book clubs, libraries, and classrooms.

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    SIGN EVERYTHING FOR ME JOE!: This is a special version of the MUMMY'S ARTIST EDITION MONSTER BUNDLE, where everything gets signed by Joe! The Board Book gets signed! The original sketch gets signed! Every print gets signed! He might even sign the box he ships it in!

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    MUMMY'S ORIGINAL ART BUNDLE: Own a piece of the book! Choose an original pencil and inked page from the book Mummy's Always Right, signed by artist Joe Mulvey. Backers will get to choose their piece from a selection of original art pages on a "First Back, First Choose" basis. Backers at this level also get everything in the SIGN EVERYTHING FOR ME JOE bundle, including the limited edition first printing of Mummy's Always Right, a high quality board book your little monsters will love, which includes a signed and numbered sketch plate with an original Mummy sketch by Joe Mulvey, along with all those awesome prints. Oh, and everything comes signed by Joe!!!

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    JOE MULVEY MONSTER COMMISSION BUNDLE: Commission Joe to do an all new piece of original art of the character of your choice. Joe is a versatile and accomplished commission artist, and he's opening up his commission list for this campaign. This limited, premium pledge also includes everything in the ARTIST EDITION MONSTER BUNDLE including the limited edition first printing of Mummy's Always Right, a high quality board book your little monsters will love, which includes a signed and numbered sketch plate with an original Mummy sketch by Joe Mulvey, along with all those awesome prints. Oh, and everything comes signed by Joe!!!

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