Welcome to the Kickstarter for Best in Show, a dog girl artbook brought to you by Lizbie!
A handful of furry artists wanted to celebrate this festive occasion with some of their fantastic dog girls and bring them together into one book. We chose the theme of Dog Show to highlight our girl's best qualities. The girls are competing in categories such as: Swimsuit, Formal Wear, Lounge Wear, and Talent. Best in Show features some of your favorite characters and also brings to you some brand new characters! This is a fully illustrated book is perfect for collectors and fans alike.
This campaign offers you physical goods and digital goods. I tried to make it have as much flavor as I possibly could to cater to individual tastes. Please be aware that some material (after "b"ark specifically) might not be suitable for children!
Sadly, creating art books do not come cheap. Kickstarter works just like pre-ordering: you select whatever items you'd like to receive in your mailbox (or email box) and you won't be charged until the time comes for this campaign to end. You have plenty of time to save up, or adjust your pledge, but don't hold out! Backing early will encourage others to join in and the sooner we reach the goal the more products there will be for everyone to enjoy.
May 23: Kickstarter Launch! ! ! Quick tell your friends, spread the news, Best in Show is now in funding stages to come to life.
May 25: OMG WE'VE HIT OUR GOAL! CRIES!!!
May 25: First & Second stretchgoals reached! Limited backers get 5 patches and everyone who pledges for shipping gets stickers
May 26: Hit our $12.5K stretch goal which gives everyone a charm of their choice out of 10 designs.
May 27: Updated the campaign with add ons and revealed our $15k stretchgoal. Now everyone can order more stickers and more charms if they increase their pledge amount!
May 30: We've made it!! We've unlocked $15k stretchgoal. We'll be pushing for a final surprise for $25k with an exclusive thankyou poster of the girls.
>> Updates for this project will be posted under the Updates tab so you are emailed when you back the project. We will also be keeping Best in Show twitter updated with latest news: @BestinShowZine
I want to participate in a project like this! Will there be more?
There might be an opportunity in the future for another project but as of right now for this year this project is my main focus.
Will Best in Show or any of the merch be available once the campaign is over?
We do anticipate left over merchandise! Leftovers will most likely be sold at convention spaces. You can keep up to date with all left over merch and how we plan to sell them if you follow our twitter: @BestinShowZine. However a lot of pledges are a one time only deal with this campaign so please pledge now if you can.
How can I help promote your campaign?
Oh!! Thank you so much! You can easily find rt-able things on twitter but you can always contact me for any material to put on your website or blog.
>> Any further FAQ will be found under the FAQ tab.
>> If you have specific questions don't be afraid to ask! Please email me with any burning inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best in Show is a physical book full of amazing 8.5x11 full color illustrations with a side book called After "B"ark that caters more for the adult taste (mostly featuring edits and some special add-ins). We wanted this project to cater to a whole range of fans which is why we chose to separate the books.
*these are just a digital renditions and the cover is not finalized yet.
Best in Show will be a perfect bound matte book that is currently 30 fully illustrated pages and After "B"ark will be roughly 14 pages. However, the page count has not been completely finalized just yet for either book as we are still producing art for this project. The materials and book details could also change depending on the final funding of this project as well.
There are some products being created by Imagination Boutique specifically for this project! We have some cute patches and charms that are being tested. We will keep you completely updated on anything new we plan to add.
Once we reach any stretch goals information about those products will be added here! We have a whole bunch of plans for cool merch but it's up to you guys to help get us to those goals by pledging.
Special Note from Liz
This campaign is honestly a passion project for me. I really wanted to work with some amazing people I've met over the years while developing myself into the furry community. These people have inspired me to become the artist I am today. I've also wanted a way to celebrate some of the amazing female characters that they all have. And what would be better than to see them all together in print form? So in a way, you're fulfilling a dream of mine by supporting and pledging, so thank you for your interest!
We have 19 talented artists working together on this project, each bringing a unique dog girl to the table. Some you have seen plenty of times before and some that we get to introduce to you for the first time!
I look forward to sharing some brief interviews to introduce you to their unique characters as we reveal some cute personal facts about them as well as each artist involved with this book. We will also be sharing some works in progress and other small things that will be sure to entice you to stay tuned into this funding process.
How to customize your pledge:
Don't see a reward tier that contains the exact thing you want? No problem! You can increase your pledge amount according to the costs below and then after the campaign you will be able to select the items to add to your package.
There is a 20% discount added to shipments of 3 copies of each book if you want more than one copy within one shipment.
Stretch Goal Add Ons
- STICKERS: $10 for the entire set
ACRYLIC CHARMS: $8 per charm, 10 different designs (this might change!)
When making your pledge, increase the number under "Pledge amount"
If you have already pledged, you can edit it by clicking "Manage your pledge" near the top of the page, then click "Change your pledge" on the following page.
Please email me if you have any specific questions!
We will be using Make That Thing for our fulfillment services. All books will be printed by PrintNinja. We will also utilize a couple of other companies for other merchandise involved with this project.
We are aware costs have a potential to change on us at any time. Because of that budgeting can be difficult to plan. Most funds left over after everything is paid for will go towards product improvements and bonus items.
Thank you so much for being interested in this project! We will do our utmost to bring you a book you'll be absolutely proud to own. All the artists involved in this project appreciate every single one of you. You are the reason we can continue to create wonderful images and characters with your support and kind words. Even if you can't afford to back this project, just your sharing/spreading the word can make this project become a huge success. And hopefully one success will branch into more successful projects in the future. All because of you. C:
Risks and challenges
I have previously done collaboration projects with My Little Sweetheart as a designer and artist. Last year I fulfilled a successful Kickstarter campaign for a set of enamel pins. But this project will be my first venture into a full project with other artists on my own and me at the lead.
The biggest risks I face are utilizing a fulfillment center and a new production house for printing that I am not yet familiar with. I have included a buffer in the initial goal just in case I have any surprise expenses.
I will regularly post news about production & processing to the Updates tab of this page, as well as on social media platforms so please keep your eyes on this project as I continue to work hard with the artists involved and you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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