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A colourful story about a friendless little girl longing for friendship in a world without emotions.
58 backers pledged £3,004 to help bring this project to life.

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Culture Studio with Janice Forsyth
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Log on BBC Radio Scotland on 01.06.00 on the timeline to hear the 30 min segment about comics in Scotland, Scarecrows and the other projects of Komic Brew.

Land of Children's Books: "I read a lot of books. A lot. But this one is one of the best e-books I got to review in the last period. Illustrations: Great Great Great !!! And Again ! Great ! My Kids Liked it !"

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Minion Feeding 101 review blog

Lisa Kay Tate: "I loved the message of Scarecrows, but there was much more to this simple book than that. This was about knowing there is someone out there who will love you and be your friend, no matter how alone you feel. The images were wonderfully rendered, each worthy of framing. Even the bleakest, most melancholy images were still beautiful, and somehow peaceful to look at."

Molly Kay Tate (age 12): "My first thought was Scarecrows was really cute, but it was also kind of sad, the way the little girl didn’t have any friends. I loved the artwork. What I liked best about this book was, despite everything that happened, it ended happy for the boy and girl, and it gave me hope."

Artist Opus Magazine
Artist Opus Magazine

 "Scarecrows’ 72-pages of full colour splendor will not leave you indifferent. " - Artist Opus Magazine

The Story

Set in a desolate, dystopian future where the media(s) control the world, Scarecrows is a 72-page, full colour illustrated book with a mature, thought provoking story that will appeal to the whole family. If you’re a fan of Tim Burton you will appreciate the visual treatment, rich in colour and expressionist atmosphere, while those who love the written word will enjoy the originality of this poetic story.
22 PAGE PDF PREVIEW AVAILABLE HERE

One night, a friendless scarecrow girl hears a voice faintly calling her.

She follows the voice and it leads her to a boy trapped in a TV set.

All her life she has been searching for friendship. But, as she tries to release him, the media scarecrows attack from everywhere.

Can she fight off the scarecrows and release the trapped boy? Is Love stronger than Hate?

Scarecrows was written and illustrated by renowned Bosnian author Berin Tuzlic and was originally released across the Balkan states in both e-book and paperback format. This is the first time that Scarecrows will be available in English.

With your support we will be able to print and publish Scarecrows and bring Berin’s work to the attention of the English-speaking world. Every pledge counts, support us and share this project with your friends and family. So, join us on our journey and make this project a reality!

About the Creator

Berin Tuzlic
Berin Tuzlic

In his prolific professional career spanning two decades, Berin has produced and directed many animation films, comic books, music videos and commercials.  He is president of the ASIFA BiH - the Bosnian branch of the International Association of Animation Films and also founder of PIXEL - Association for Art & Visual Communication. His films have been screened in all the major festivals in the world, and he regularly participates in group and solo exhibitions. Visit his personal website here.

Pledges & Rewards

Our £1.00 to £15.00 pledge levels all feature digital rewards that will be sent out immediately after we have been funded, just in time for Christmas! This will include a download animation for all but the £1.00 pledge level.

Pledges from £20.00 upwards all include at least one copy of Scarecrows as well as a number of other special rewards. For example, we have ‘T’ shirts with a choice of designs, postcards etc. from the book, as below. And specifically for this Kickstarter campaign we are offering rewards of hand-made art dolls, one girl and one boy. Also, if you would like to make your doll even more special you can add your own secret message on the clothes. These dolls are exclusive to this campaign therefore they are unique and are very limited. All of these rewards will be sent out early February 2015 in time for St. Valentine's Day adding to the love!

Our Rewards

In addition to the book, Scarecrows our designs for rewards are:

Postcards - 148mm x 105mm.

"T" Shirts - all sizes available.

Stickers - 45mm diameter.

Dolls - the prototypes

 WE HAVE A NEW, KNITTED DOLL, TOO!

Scarecrows knitted doll2
Scarecrows knitted doll2
Scarecrows Knitted Doll1
Scarecrows Knitted Doll1

Goals

Our goals concern printing the book and producing the rewards, as below:


Risks and challenges

Not getting funded is the one real risk we face. Scarecrows is complete and ready to go to the printers. The only other factors relate to printing and shipping. Our timescale for fulfillment is:
Within one week of the Kickstarter campaign closing all digital content will be emailed out. All items at each reward level (the book, t-shirts, postcards etc.) will be sent to the printers within a day or two of the campaign closing and the hand-made rag dolls will go into production at the same time. The printed book, the dolls and the other physical rewards will be delivered in early February.
Everything has been worked out ahead of time to avoid any waiting and as soon as we receive all materials we will work tirelessly packaging and shipping each order.

A final note! We the Komic Brew team have extensive experience in the execution and realisation of a range of creative projects. We are also experienced educators having developed and implemented a range of education programmes in our home countries of Macedonia and Scotland. We are enthusiastic, dedicated guys, so we can assure you that this project is in safe hands!

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.29

    ONE LOVE: Set of 3 digital E-cards, (Christmas, Halloween or St. Valentine themed, your choice)

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    CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE: Set of 5 digital E-cards + a thank you Tweet/FB + HD download of the Scarecrows film & music video.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    A BIG HUNK O' LOVE: Set of 10 digital E-cards + a thank you Tweet/FB + HD download of the Scarecrows film & music video + a digital download of the book.

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    EARLY LOVE BIRDS: get the £15 level pledge. Available only the first 48 hours of the campaign!

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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    JE T'AIME: All above + a digital download of the book in English AND in French + 3 high rezz images from the book + the digital file of the book in black and white to print and colour yourself + a thank you in the digital edition.

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    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    HELLO, I LOVE YOU: All above + a beautiful print edition of Scarecrows just in time for St. Valentine's day + HD download of the short love-themed animation of "Night & Day" + a thank you in the book!

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    Pledge £30 or more About $39

    LOVE ME TWO TIMES: So you love a bargain. Two books, one for you and another for a person you love + all the other rewards above.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $52

    HELLO DOLLY!
    Get your cuddly KNITTED ART DOLL based on the Scarecrow girl! (no book)

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    Pledge £50 or more About $64

    LOVE ME TENDER: You want it all! We have it for you! All the rewards above (including two books) + a high quality printed Scarecrows 'T' shirt + a set of 4 printed cards (Christmas, Halloween and St.Valentine's day themed) + a set of stickers (6 stickers).

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    Pledge £60 or more About $77

    LOOKING SWELL, DOLLY! - you get the KNITTED ART DOLL + THE BOOK!

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    Pledge £90 or more About $116

    I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU: So you really have a heart of gold! In addition to the rewards of the £50 tier, we will send out 4 books anywhere in the world in the place of your choosing, be it library, children hospital, red cross, or any other place you could think of, with a handwritten message of your choosing.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $129

    ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE: Now for the Devotee something special, everything from the £50 tier + A HAND-MADE STITCHED SCARECROW GIRL ART DOLL (40cm tall). OR a hand-made stitched TV BOY ART DOLL (40cm tall). Both dolls are Kickstarter specials! As they are hand-made each one of them is unique! AAAAND... You can add your own secret message in the clothes, to make your doll even more special.

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    Pledge £130 or more About $167

    CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE: Another special, on this level you get BOTH dolls + all previous rewards.

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    Pledge £250 or more About $322

    HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE: Both Dolls + a high Quality print canvas 1m x 1m of the image of your choosing from the book + three T-shirts + a special Thx in the book + exclusive previews of Berin's next project (Cat Honey) and an exclusive digital download of Cat Honey before the official launch.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $644

    I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU: Above + your caricature + your face (drawn by Berin or a photography) appears on the TV set of the rocket (small sized, on 6 pages) + a very special thx on a separate page in the book with your photo and a link to your website (both photo and website links must be child friendly, there will be a maximum of three people thanked on this page).

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