About

The Campaign

We're an aspiring children's book illustration team trying to navigate our way through crowdfunding for the first time with a piece that's very close to our heart. The "Fight Like a Girl" sticker is the first thing I drew for myself an thought I was a capable enough artist to be putting things in front of an audience. It's given me confidence in ways I didn't know I needed until recently- all art is valid and deserves to be seen. 

We blew past on initial goal of $200 to make these stickers a reality, and so we've added a ton of new rewards for you to pick from! See below for the full rewards tiers! 

We're hoping to take our artwork from concept to reality add it to our shop, MerlionIllustration.etsy.com. We recently created MerlionIllustration.com, and in the future hope to host our shop there.

Stretch Goals!

Add Ons

We've had a number of requests for add-ons now so we wanted to make this official. Please bear with us, as it will get confusing due to our different shipping charges. (Why did we do this? Why are there different shipping charges? Please check Update #5: "...and on day 7 we added Add-Ons!" for more details on that. Long story short, it's confusing and we won't do it again.)

First, to add on these items all you need to do is increase your pledge amount by the amount shown. After the Kickstarter is over, we will send you a survey where you can let us know what add ons you would like! This might include a difference in shipping, so please read on before adding on anything. 

Tier 1 shipping is $0 US, $3 International. If you have selected a reward with only stickers in it, you can select any items from the Tier 1 shipping section without paying any additional shipping charges! This includes rewards that are stickers only. 

If you have a Tier 1 reward and would like a Tier 2 add on, you will need to add the difference in shipping charges. For example, if you're in the US and you pledged $5 for a sticker, but want to add on a pin, you would add +$3 in shipping charges, and $10 for the pin. If you're international and you pledged $8 for a sticker ($5 sticker + $3 Shipping), but want to add on a pin, you would add +$12 in shipping charges, and $10 for the pin. 

Tier 2 Shipping is $3 US, $15 International. If you have selected a reward with dice bags in it,  you can select any items from the Tier 1 or Tier 2 shipping sections without paying any additional shipping charges!

We know this is confusing, and we're sorry. For our next campaign we'll do things very differently. For now this is the option that works best to make sure you get exactly what you want. If you want us to total the amount for you just leave a comment with exactly what you'd like to add on. We will total it and give you the exact amount! 

Please make sure you read the above about shipping carefully before adding on. Ask us any and all questions you have- we are happy to help!  

What's Next?

14 days after reaching our funding goal, Kickstarter will release the funds and we will be able to place our order! Shipping from our printers was extremely fast when getting our samples, but a conservative shipping estimate would be about 3 weeks. Once we have the stickers, we will ship them off to you! Depending on which stretch goals are unlocked, we may be able to deliver before the holidays. We are not committing to that so you're not disappointed if it doesn't happen, but it is a high goal for us. 

After this project, we have an extensive backlog of projects we would like to bring to life including children's books, sticker packs, role playing games, and more. Back this project, or sign up for our newsletter on our website, to stay up to date on what we're working on! 

Following the success of this Kickstarter, our initial plan was to create polyhedral dice washi tape. With the level of success we've seen, we don't want to stop there. We have heard the feedback and want to think bigger. Our plan is now to put the washi tape on hold and focus on fulfilling this project to the best of our ability, while planning our first children's book "M is for Medusa" for a February 2019 launch. Following this we intend to do a full table top RPG Stationary set with pencils, erasers, stickers, paper, washi tape, and more and more and more! 

We believe in transparency, so if you'd like to see a complete list of projects we will be working on come visit us at MerlionIllustration.com. 

Risks and challenges

There are always risks when starting a new project. To mitigate some of them we've already gotten full color samples from our printer, and have done significance research on shipping materials and costs. We've run two successful Etsy shops for over 5 years and have a lot of experience in shipping domestically and internationally. The most likely risks are delays in printing and receiving shipping materials before sending it all out, so we've estimated shipping extremely conservatively.

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    Fight Like a Girl Coloring Page

    Color in the satisfying geometric shapes in the Fight Like a Girl sticker, but on a coloring page! This is a digital item that will be e-mailed to you.

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    The Sticker!

    A physicl copy of the sticker itself!

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    Three Stickers!

    Three physical copies of the sticker!

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    Dice Bag & Sticker!

    This tier includes a single dice bag in your choice of brown or pink with the "Fight Like A Girl" artwork, plus any unlocked stretch goals!

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    Three Dice Bags and Stickers!

    This tier includes 3 dice bags in your choice of brown or pink (mix & match if desired!) with the "Fight Like A Girl" artwork, as well as 3 stickers and any unlocked stretch goals!

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    Custom Artwork!

    This is our largest tier! We'll work with you to create a custom piece of art in our style of your table top RPG character (or any other single person you'd like!). This sill be delivered digitally before the holidays, and a high quality print will be sent along with your physical rewards. Tier includes single dice bag, sticker, and all unlocked stretch goals!

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    Early Bird Special!

    The first 5 backers will get a copy of the sticker at a significantly reduced price!

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    Artist's Loft Journal with Sticker

    This is an Artist's Loft, 6" x 8" journal in gray with dot grid pages, with one of our stickers already placed on the front securely! This will not update to holographic if we reach our stretch goal, however you will still receive one of each sticker if you back this reward. There is only one of these available!

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