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Hi. My name is Mark and I'd like your help to create a series of eight Aesop's Fables posters. If successful, this will hopefully be just the first step towards creating an Aesop's Fables illustrated book. 

If this project is fully funded I will be happy to donate 160 posters to local schools and libraries (20 complete sets of 8 posters)!

One of my earliest memories as a kid is sitting down and reading a hardcover collection of Aesop's Fables. One fable in particular that caught my imagination was The Crow and the Pitcher. In this story, a thirsty crow finds a pitcher of water but not nearly enough for its beak to reach. Undaunted, the crow drops a pebble into the pitcher, ever so slightly raising the waters level. Another pebble is dropped, then another, again and again. Eventually raising the water to where the crow was able to quench its thirst. The moral of the story being, "Little by little does the trick".

This story has really stayed with me over the years and remains one of my favorite Fables. I'd like your help to create a series of eight Aesop's Fables posters. Each poster includes not only the text from the fable but also features a minimal 9 panel comic narration of the story designed and illustrated by me. 

Posters will be 18x24 and printed on at least 100 lb. paper, shipped in sturdy tubes and labeled as fragile. 

The fables included will be...
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The Ant and the Grasshopper - "It is best to prepare for the days of necessity".

The Crow and the Pitcher - "Little by little does the trick".

The Dog and the Shadow - "Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow".

The Hare and the Tortoise - "Plodding wins the race".

The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - "Appearances are deceptive". 

The Frogs Desiring a King - "Better no rule than cruel rule".

The Lion and the Mouse - "Little friends may prove great friends".

The Wind and the Sun - "Kindness effects more than severity".

Thanks for looking at my project.

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If you know me from my previously successful One to One Hundred kickstarters than you'll know I strive to do the best possible job I can and insure that everyone is satisfied.

I've made the delivery date February of next year though I hope to be shipping well before that.

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    All 8 Aesop's Fables posters!

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