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MCIW is a picture book. It teaches children it's okay to be different using the antics of a cat and the loving observation of a child.
MCIW is a picture book. It teaches children it's okay to be different using the antics of a cat and the loving observation of a child.
198 backers pledged $7,350 to help bring this project to life.

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I initially wrote My Cat is Weird in the summer of 2013. That winter my son was born and that day my life changed forever. I was given the gift of my son and lost the life of my wife. Due to complications, she sadly passed 8 hours after meeting her son.

She wanted to see me make this book and that is what I plan on doing. More now then ever it is so important to be able to explain to my son and all other children that is okay to be different. You are great just the way you are.

As of now MCIW is 100% finished. All we need to move forward is to meet our printing minimums. Oh... and ship all of you amazing supporters your copy of the book!

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That's an easy one... It's for everyone! MCIW is for children of all ages, little kids, big kids, adult kids, cat people, animal people, people people, all people who like to laugh and learn.

MCIW is about teaching that your great just the way you are, because you are! Everyone is weird in there own way and that's what makes us so special! Being weird is OKAY!

Look at the love! Look at it! :D
Look at the love! Look at it! :D

Drew and Chris, two long time friends and total goofballs.

Drew Miele is a full time father, some might call him a fommy. He has always been an artist, even at a young age he was tinkering, drawing or inventing. Creating was always in his blood. After getting his BFA from the University of the Arts, Drew spent the next 14 years creating custom artwork as a tattoo artist. Now because of unforeseen life changes, he raises his amazing son. But the drive to create is still there. This book series is the next chapter in his story.

Chris Fuller is an illustrator, animator, designer, and all-around-swell-guy. He lives in Philadelphia with his Bagle buddy (Beagle/Basset) named Broccoli. Chris has worked on projects for the Fred Rogers Center, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Big Idea (Veggietales). Chris hopes to be a consultant on Drew’s sequel smash “My dog is weird”.

More and more the idea of "normal" is changing. By supporting this book you will be helping children learn its okay to be different. Just like our cat, he's loved just the way he is despite being weird. Everyone should be love just the way they are.

Cats are weird and this book gets it. With bold, graphic style and straightforward language, Miele and Fuller give insight into life with a best friend cat. Any kids lucky enough to have a cat will read this book, laugh, and love it. -Kathleen, Librarian, Pittsburgh 

Risks and challenges

The risk for this project are very minimal since the illustration and writing of the book are 100% complete. This Kickstarter is to raise the funds to print and distributive the best product possible. If our initial goal is exceeded we would like to put the funds into raising the quality of the final product.

As this is our first project, foreseeable challenges will only result in time estimates. The turnaround should be relatively short (a few months). We will be working closely with printers to make this book amazing, but their could be some back and forth getting everything to our high standards.

We promise to every supporter to update often on all progress with the project. Transparency and communication we believe are essential to this process.

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    Thank you for your support!

    You'll receive a limited edition digital wallpaper and will be able to follow our journey.

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    eBook + Wallpaper!

    You get the limited edition wallpaper and we will be making the book into a .mobi, .epub, and .pdf format for use on all your devices.

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    Book, eBook + Exclusive MCIW Button!

    You will receive a copy of My Cat is Weird. All copies are full-color and hardcover for maximum awesomeness. You also get the eBook and wallpaper plus a shiny button just because you're awesome!

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    Book + Prints!

    At this level you will get the book, wallpaper, eBook and pin and also receive a set of 2 limited 8x10 prints of illustrator Chris Fuller's original art work.

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    Your Name in the Book!

    At this level you will get the book, wallpaper, eBook, pin, 2 prints and YOUR NAME published on an illustrated thank you page in the book!

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    Book + T-shirt

    You will revive everything, the book, wallpaper, eBook, pin, 2 prints and your name published on an illustrated thank you page in the book and an Exclusive limited edition MCIW t-shirt, in your choice of adult or children's size!

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    4Book, eBook + Exclusive MCIW Button!

    You will receive 4 copies of My Cat is Weird. All copies are full-color and hardcover for maximum awesomeness. You also get the eBook and wallpaper plus a shiny button just because you're awesome!

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    2 Book + 2 T-shirt

    Double down at this level with everything! 2 books, wallpaper, eBook, pin, 2 prints and your name published on an illustrated thank you page in the book and 2 limited edition MCIW t-shirt, in your choice of adult or children's size!

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    Book + 3 Donated Books

    Feel like sharing the joy of reading! At this level you get all the goods. The book, wallpaper, eBook, pin, 2 prints and your name published on an illustrated thank you page in the book and an limited edition MCIW t-shirt, in your choice of adult or children's size! All that and we will donate 3 copies of the book to libraries, schools and daycares!

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    Book + 5 Donated Books

    At this level you get it all! A signed copy of the book, wallpaper, eBook, pin plus exclusive top secret pin, 2 signed prints plus an exclusive super secret 3rd print, your name published on an illustrated thank you page and an Exclusive limited edition MCIW t-shirt in your choice of adult or children's size and we will donate 5 copies of the book to libraries, schools and daycares to help shape little minds.

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    Book + Your Face in the Book + 7 Donated Books

    Not only will you get everything! A signed copy of the book, wallpaper, eBook, pin plus exclusive top secret pin, 2 signed prints plus an exclusive super secret 3rd print, your name published on an illustrated thank you page and an Exclusive limited edition MCIW t-shirt in your choice of adult or children's size and we will donate 7 copies of the book to libraries, schools and daycares to help shape little minds and we will put you in the book! It's like being a rockstar for children.

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