I'm Nicole Gustafsson (aka Nimasprout!) and I've been a professional artist for over 10 years. Last fall (2018) I self-published a coloring book based on my Animal Adventurer characters, and have already done two small printings of the coloring book. I am ready to take the leap to produce a larger print run of the books to keep them in-stock on a regular basis (and get them to you!). The illustrations for the book are already completed, with successful funding I will able to order the book with early fall fulfillment date.
THE BOOK: Features 32 individual animal adventurers to color - illustrated animal characters that are ready to explore with their packs, snacks, and simple environments to color. Each image was originally hand-drawn by myself using ink, then scanned/edited with book layout completed in InDesign.
Each animal is on a single page, with blank page on reverse side. This allows you to cut out the page to share, or to color and not worry about ruining an image on the reverse.
A variety of animals are featured: Badger, Cat, Hedgehog, Rabbit, Ferret, Frog, Lemur, Kiwi, Turtle, Bear, Cassowary, Elephant, Birds, Chipmunk, Jeroba, Kangaroo, Otter, Puffin, Salamander, Shiba Inu, Slow and more!
- Softcover Perfect Bound Book
- 9.6 x 9.6 inches
- 32 Illustrations | 68 Pages Total
Interior of the book will have 80lb text paper weight, with a 130lb Cover with Soft Touch lamination for extra durability.
THANK YOU POSTCARD | 4"x6" postcard on uncoated cardstock - suitable for coloring! Featuring a group of animals coloring, this postcard comes in the mail with a thank you message on the reverse side.
JUMBO BOOKMARK | Larger than Nicole's regular bookmarks, this 2.5"x6" is jumbo size to allow for more room to color. Featuring a red panda character in a tree coloring. Reverse side of bookmark has full color decorative pattern.
VINYL STICKER | Featuring a full color illustration of the Badger Adventurer, this sticker is waterproof and made right here in the Pacific Northwest.
8" x 8" FINE ART PRINT | Featuring a full color illustration of the Otter Adventurer, this fine art print is made using 300gsm archival paper and lightfast inks. Each print is signed by Nicole Gustafsson in the lower right corner margin of the white paper border.
POSSIBLE STRETCH GOALS: More characters to color will be unlocked pending initial funding!
COSTS AND OTHER DETAILS: Funds from the Kickstarter will go into printing costs for the book, stickers, postcards, bookmark, as well as Kickstarter processing fees. My goal is to print a minimum of 400 for kickstarter and inventory to keep for my online store/conventions. About a 1/3 of the funds go directly into shipping costs and supplies. Additional funds will be put towards getting a higher number of the book printed for inventory and possible stretch goals!
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Nicole grew up in the midwest and spent her much of her time playing in the park across the street from her home. Her interest in wildlife and trees grew into a live long passion of the natural world and continues to be a theme in her artwork. Nicole now resides in the Pacific Northwest and works as a full time painter creating artwork for gallery exhibits (Gallery Nucleus, Gallery 1988, Archimedes Gallery), publishing (Mondo, Boom, Archaia), and more. In addition to running her online shop she also participates in conventions around the country. To see more of her work visit www.nimasprout.com
Risks and challenges
The book illustrations are completed and printing company within the U.S. is selected. I've been shipping orders for many years now and have already established shipping methods to get your book to you safe and sound. I've done several book printings these last few years with a couple different US based printing companies and feel confident in delivering this project a timely manner this fall.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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