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Half unicorn, half octopus, half confused. (A book for anyone who's ever felt a little different.)

We want to introduce Octicorn to the world by publishing a beautiful, hardcover edition of this book. 

Created by Justin Lowe & Kevin Diller, "Hello, My Name is Octicorn" is the funny, odd and charming story of an Octicorn trying to find his place in the world.

Being part unicorn, part octopus means Octi doesn’t quite seem to fit in anywhere.

He’s different and he knows it and while he struggles with that, in the end Octi comes to understand that we all feel different now and then. And that sometimes it’s better to stand out than to fit in…

We have the love and desire to put this book out into the world but we need your help to fund it. 

What's in it for you, you ask?

How about your very own Octicorn t-shirt?

Milo loves Octi (photo by Randall Garcia)
Milo loves Octi (photo by Randall Garcia)

Or an Octicorn pillow?

Octi pillow (photo by Randall Garcia)
Octi pillow (photo by Randall Garcia)

And even if you don't have children, we're pretty sure you'll still really enjoy the book. 

Where's the money going?

We're hoping to raise $15,000 to put towards all things OCTICORN: printing copies of the book, creating and mailing rewards such as pillows, t-shirts, and stickers, and possibly funding short films or even a rap video. We've also been working on an Octicorn website and iPhone app which we plan to further explore with the talented Josh Kneedler, should this project be a success. 

Thank You.

Thank you for taking the time to check out our project. If you like it, please tell your friends and family! 

And huge thank you to the many people who have already donated their time and talents. We are incredibly grateful for your help and support. 

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We've spent several years crafting the illustrations and story and we plan to bring that same passion to producing the book and rewards.

Our production is in place and ready to go, so we have no concerns about providing rewards to our backers -- although please allow eight weeks for delivery of non-digital items -- and in the meantime, we'll keep you updated with occasional reports on our progress.

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    Our sincere thanks and gratitude for your support. You'll receive a print-at-home image of Octi riding a jet ski in your email.

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    GET COLORING. You'll receive a print-at-home Octicorn coloring book! This coloring book will feature several images from "Hello, My Name is Octicorn," and be emailed to you as a PDF. Just keep in mind that Octi's favorite color is blue.

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    STICKERS. You'll receive a handful of new Octicorn stickers in the mail! These large, iconic, white vinyl stickers will be printed in Portland, OR.

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    THE BOOK (U.S.). You'll receive a beautiful, first edition "Hello, My Name Is Octicorn" hardcover book! Ships within the U.S. only. Canadian fans see $30 option! International Octicorn fans see $35 option!

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    THE SHIRT. You'll receive an Octicorn t-shirt! The shirts will be silk screened in Portland, OR. We're making all sizes on good quality fabric. If you live in Canada add $7 for shipping. Add $12 for shipments outside of the U.S. and Canada.

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    THE BOOK (Canada). This reward is for Octi fans living in Canada. Pledge $30 and you'll receive a beautiful, first edition "Hello, My Name Is Octicorn" hardcover book!

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    THE BOOK (International). This reward is for Octi fans outside of the U.S. and Canada. Pledge $35 and you'll receive a beautiful first edition "Hello, My Name Is Octicorn" hardcover book, shipped to you anywhere in the world!

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    *NEW REWARD* THE BOOK AND A T-SHIRT (U.S.). You'll receive a beautiful, first edition "Hello, My Name Is Octicorn" hardcover book, as well as an Octicorn t-shirt (silk screened here in Portland, OR) !

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    TWO T-SHIRTS. You'll receive two Octicorn t-shirts! The shirts will be silk screened in Portland, OR. We're making all sizes on good quality fabric. If you live in Canada add $7 for shipping. Add $12 for shipments outside of the U.S. and Canada.

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    THE PILLOW. You'll receive your very own Octicorn pillow! Sewn in Los Angeles. Delivered to your door! Worth noting, if our project is successful we hope to make Octicorn pillows available in the future at a lower cost. Please add $10 to ship to Canada and $15 to ship outside of the U.S. and Canada.

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    THE PILLOW AND A T-SHIRT. You'll receive your very own Octicorn pillow and t-shirt! Please add $10 to ship to Canada and $15 to ship outside of the U.S. and Canada.

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    OCTICORN SUPERFAN PACKAGE. You'll receive Octicorn stickers, an Octicorn t-shirt, an autographed copy of the beautiful hardcover book, and your very own Octi pillow!

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    SUPPORTER OF OCTICORN. Your name will appear in the first edition of the book as a supporter of Octicorn! Plus we'll autograph the book and send you a copy anywhere in the world, along with an Octicorn pillow!

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    SUPPORTERS OF OCTICORN. Two supporter names in the first edition of the book (perfect for say, a couple who would like their names listed in the book), plus two autographed books sent to you anywhere in the world, and two Octicorn pillows!

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    LIMITED EDITION Octicorn on a jet ski pillow, hand sewn by the Octi creator's mom - and she's only sewing 10 of them! Includes shipping and an autographed, beautiful hardcover of "Hello, My Name is Octicorn." PLUS stickers and a t-shirt!

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    SUPER LIMITED EDITION. Justin's mother will hand sew you a JUMBO Octicorn pillow. Plus, we'll print your name in the first edition of the book as a supporter of Octicorn, and send you a few autographed copies!

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