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These playing cards are inspired by Lewis Carroll's legendary Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & the Steampunk genre.
These playing cards are inspired by Lewis Carroll's legendary Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & the Steampunk genre.
631 backers pledged $22,716 to help bring this project to life.

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My project is about storytelling - it's about Alice's continued adventures in Wonderland to be precise. Fairy tales make for a great entertaining medium, and growing up I was fascinated by them. I want to take that same love and passion we all reminisce about and put them into a deck of playing cards - the cards that come from my vision of Wonderland. Inspired by Lewis Carroll's (Charles Dodgson) original Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, I wanted to take this classic story further, by continuing Alice's Adventures as a young lady who earns the title - "Alice of Wonderland". My deck of playing cards, as well as my main story, has a Steampunk Wonderland theme. I am keeping the traditional de la Rue design style by only illustrating the face cards and keeping the numbered cards basic, but with a hint of Wonderland.

Why Steampunk in Wonderland? The original Wonderland story was written and set in the late 1800's Victorian era. The genre of Steampunk derives from that same era so it ties in nicely with the Wonderland theme. However, my deck of Wonderland playing cards is part of a larger picture, one that tells the story of the continuing adventures of Alice. In this more mature setting, Alice is now a young lady and the world she remembers from Wonderland has changed, everything is now Steampunk - but still Wonderland. The 4 main kingdoms of Hearts, Clubs, Spades, and Diamonds, rule Wonderland. I am including Alice, the Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the White Rabbit as the Joker playing cards illustrated in full pose and in the same black and white line art as the royal face cards.

Music Credit: "Path to Victory" composed by Clarence Yapp

Gold & Silver Editions

King of Hearts - GOLD EDITION
King of Hearts - GOLD EDITION
Queen of Hearts - GOLD EDITION
Queen of Hearts - GOLD EDITION
Jack of Hearts - GOLD EDITION
Jack of Hearts - GOLD EDITION
Ace of Hearts - GOLD EDITION
Ace of Hearts - GOLD EDITION
10 of Hearts - GOLD EDITION
10 of Hearts - GOLD EDITION
Kingdom of Hearts - GOLD EDITION
Kingdom of Hearts - GOLD EDITION
King and Queen of Hearts - SILVER EDITION
King and Queen of Hearts - SILVER EDITION
Ace and 10 of Hearts - SILVER EDITION
Ace and 10 of Hearts - SILVER EDITION
Kingdom of Hearts - SILVER EDITION
Kingdom of Hearts - SILVER EDITION

4 Aces (Gold Edition):

4 Aces (Silver Edition):

Joker Cards

I am creating 4 Joker cards so you may choose 2 out of the 4 to play with in poker, and to give you more of the main characters that are so familiar to us. The Joker cards are: The White Rabbit, the Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and of course Alice.

Cheshire Cat Joker Card - GOLD EDITION
Cheshire Cat Joker Card - GOLD EDITION
Cheshire Cat Joker Card - SILVER EDITION
Cheshire Cat Joker Card - SILVER EDITION
The White Rabbit Joker Card - GOLD EDITION
The White Rabbit Joker Card - GOLD EDITION
The White Rabbit Joker Card - SILVER EDITION
The White Rabbit Joker Card - SILVER EDITION
The Alice Joker Card - GOLD EDITION
The Alice Joker Card - GOLD EDITION

Final Card Designs!

This is the Gold and Silver final card design with shading added. The rest of the royal face cards will get the same shading treatment.

Hearts Royals:

Queen of Hearts - GOLD EDITION FINAL
Queen of Hearts - GOLD EDITION FINAL
Queen of Hearts - SILVER EDITION
Queen of Hearts - SILVER EDITION

Spades Royals:

King of Spades (Gold Edition)
King of Spades (Gold Edition)
King of Spades (Silver Edition)
King of Spades (Silver Edition)
Queen of Spades (Gold Edition)
Queen of Spades (Gold Edition)
Queen of Spade (Silver Edition)
Queen of Spade (Silver Edition)

******************Add-ons!*******************

Rewards are limited to quantity of 10 items please!

1 FREE STICKER TO EVERY BACKER!

2 Comic Book pages of the Alice Comic! $10 (Digital PDF) These 2 pages will be from a part in the first issue of the comic that will be titled: "Alice Of Wonderland - The Four Kingdoms", and will be copies of the penciled artwork. 

1 sticker $2 (1.75 inches on diameter, rounded)

1 deck for $12 (Gold or Silver Edition, you can have any combination of Gold or Silver Edition decks added to your pledges!)

1 limited edition print for $15 (size is 18 x 24 inches)

1 t-shirt for $15 (give size and design on survey at successful funding of project) - Choose from 4 main designs or any Royal or Joker Card.

1 uncut sheet for $44 *Signed or unsigned. Please message me if adding an uncut sheet and which edition it is. It will also be in the survey. (add $25 international shipping)

To add-on, you must already have pledged to any level. Then simply adjust your pledge amount to reflect the add-on. I will send a survey at the end of the project to collect information such as shirt sizes & signed or unsigned items. Just contact me if you have any questions or concerns. **LIMIT 10 items per reward**

Alice of Wonderland Sticker:

Alice of Wonderland Sticker - 1.75 inch diameter, rounded
Alice of Wonderland Sticker - 1.75 inch diameter, rounded

T-shirt Designs

"The Hatter" is my first t-shirt design. These designs come in a single color and the entire art is hand-drawn. Every shirt ordered will be silk screened by hand on premium grade cotton-blend t-shirts. You can choose from any color on the chart. A survey will be sent out at the end of the project to gather your choice of design, shirt size and color. 

**You can also choose any Royal or Joker card design for your t-shirt.

#1) Alice T-shirt Design:

#2) The Hatter T-shirt Design:

#3) The Queen of Hearts T-shirt Design: (sketch in progress)

#2) The White Rabbit T-shirt Design: (sketch in progress)

Royals T-shirt Designs:

T-shirt Available Colors:

#1) The Alice Print:

#2) The Queen of Hearts Print: 

#3) The Hatter Print: (Sketch)

#4) The White Rabbit Print (Sketch)

#5) The Cheshire Cat Print (Sketch)

#6) The Librarian Print - New Character! (Sketch)

Sketches for the prints:

Sketches of the prints - artwork in progress!
Sketches of the prints - artwork in progress!

Tuck case designs

The Gold Edition tuck case, which will be accented with gold metallic ink.

The Silver Edition tuck case, which will be accented with silver metallic ink.

Stretch Goals! **UNLOCKED**

Antique Silver Coin: $5 / International $13

This coin will be made if we reach a stretch goal of $20,500

The diameter of this coin will be 1.75 inches wide, large enough to cover your playing cards in a poker game. It will be printed on both sides, and will have an antique silver finish. The add-ons for this coin will be $5 per coin.

International - add $8 one-time shipping to your pledge for a total of $13. - For extra coins, just add $5 per coin on top of the $13)

Risks and challenges

This is an ongoing project and I have already completed all the numbered cards for each suit. I only need to illustrate the face cards, or royal court cards, to complete this deck. The back design and the tuck case are complete.

The shipping date for these cards is set for November 2013 as an estimated timeframe. I plan to post regular updates on my progress and address any issues that may develop. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have, and I thank all of you in advance for backing my project of Alice of Wonderland Playing Cards!

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