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Featuring fantasy artwork from more than 130 artists with an emphasis on mushrooms & a Dragon Mail enamel pin.
Featuring fantasy artwork from more than 130 artists with an emphasis on mushrooms & a Dragon Mail enamel pin.
165 backers pledged $8,947 to help bring this project to life.
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Among the Toadstools Art Book & Dragon Mail Enamel Pin

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AMONG THE TOADSTOOLS is the second volume in a collaborative series of art books. This volume features over 130 artists from around the world with a focused theme of mushrooms and fantasy. As we are a mail art community there is also a Dragon Mail hard enamel pin for those pin lovers out there.

I care so deeply about this project and all of the marvelous artists whose works are represented in it - for that reason I am digging into my personal inventory of merchandise to reward supporters even more! 

For every backer that makes or has made ANY sort of pledge increase they will receive extra goodies from me, Pabkins. That might be stickers, pins, buttons, magnet, mirrors, any manner of fun things I have in my inventory will get slipped into your reward packages. If you've already made a pledge increase don't worry you will get extra goodies. If you haven't made one,  we'd be so excited to see you do so! As I'm using my current inventory of merchandise I can't say specifically "you will get this or that" but hopefully you will enjoy the surprises!

The ATC It Up with Friends community is a mail art community that creates artist trading cards in a new challenge theme each month. We then share our art on Instagram and through the monthly exchange where all of the physical cards are mailed back different participating artists. This series of art books is intended to chronicle the artistic journeys of our community and to shed light on the art niche which is artist trading cards. Each book also contains the work of many fabulous guest artists from the sketch card industry as well as other talented ACEO artists.

As we are originally a mail art community we love all things postal art related - and what better way to celebrate that love then with an adorable little mail themed enamel pin? This little dragon loves mail as much as we do. You can have a Happy Mail Dragon of your very own via the Pin Lover's tier or by adding him onto your pledge!

AMONG THE TOADSTOOLS focuses on blending the themes of mushrooms and fantasy together. The magic of it will delight art lovers of all ages with it's wide variety of sub themes and art styles. 

  • Format and design match volume 1 to pair perfectly on a shelf
  • 8 x 9 inches - Perfect bound softcover book
  • 165 pages - full color
  • 130+ artists, 600+ illustrations 
  • Each page credits the artist whose work is featured
  • Collector Highlights - a chapter in the book featuring a series of original art cards that are available in this campaign

Collector Highlights is a series of cards created specifically for collectors by the artists you see above. While the entire series of cards will be printed as it's own chapter in the book, the original hand drawn ACEO cards are also available as rewards in this campaign!

You can see a preview of the cards by clicking this link!

If you'd love to own one of these original cards you can do so by pledging for the TOADSTOOL HUNTER or COLLECTOR HIGHLIGHTS tier.

Stickers are die-cut waterproof vinyl.

 ACEO prints are 2.5 x 3.5 inch giclee premium matte with individual artist info on the back.

A downloadable PDF of the book, AMONG THE TOADSTOOLS

A discounted bundle price for downloadable PDFs of both Volume 1 and Volume 2:

  • GOBLINS, GOLEMS, IMPS & TROLLS
  • AMONG THE TOADSTOOLS
  • 1 print copy of AMONG THE TOADSTOOLS
  • 1 ACEO print by Blanche Nault
  • 1 random vinyl sticker from the campaign stickers
  • all unlocked stretch goals
  • 1 print copy of AMONG THE TOADSTOOLS
  • 1 print copy of GOBLINS, GOLEMS, IMPS & TROLLS
  • 1 ACEO print
  • 1 vinyl sticker of the Stone Postal Golem
  • 1 random vinyl sticker from the campaign stickers
  • all unlocked stretch goals
  • 1 print copy of AMONG THE TOADSTOOLS
  • 1 random original ACEO from the Collector Highlights
  • 1 postcard by Annika Landberg
  • 2 ACEO prints (1st by Blanche Nault, 2nd will be random design from the campaign)
  • 4 random vinyl stickers from the campaign stickers
  • all unlocked stretch goals
  • 1 print copy of AMONG THE TOADSTOOLS
  • 1 original ACEO from the Collector Highlights from a selection of your preferred artists
  • 2 postcards (1st by Annika Landberg, 2nd to be revealed)
  • 4 ACEO prints (1 by Blanche Nault and 3 of random design from the campaign)
  • 6 random vinyl stickers from the campaign stickers
  • all unlocked stretch goals

 Available for Add On right now!

🖤 $5 - Pabkins will personally doodle a sketch on the inside cover of your book and sign it! 

🖤 $10 - Happy Mail Dragon hard enamel pin 

🖤 $15 - 10 Amazing vinyl stickers! (All 7 campaign stickers + 3 Pabkins stickers of your choice!)

🖤 $30 - Goblins, Golems, Imps & Trolls (print copy in case you need it!)

Just in case you forget and decide you want something  more after funding is over there will still be a chance to add on items. After the campaign ends I will put out information on how you can add on additional items. But you don't have to wait you can add some of these things to your pledge now!

Examples of things you can expect to see in the After campaign Add On Shop:

  • Extra copies of the book
  • Individual stickers & sticker packs
  • ACEO print packs
  • Postcard prints
  • Enamel pins
  • Collector Highlights original cards (if available)

AMONG THE TOADSTOOLS is in the editing stages. All of the artwork is complete and the book is undergoing final layout to give it those extra touches that will make it even better than GOBLINS, GOLEMS, IMPS & TROLLS.

It takes 2 weeks for the campaign funds from Kickstarter to be released to the creator, at which time the books will be ordered and the first draft handed over to the print manufacturer. There is then about a 1-2 week time frame for the digital proof and hard proof. If all is well with the hard proof then the full print run can be green lighted and books should start arriving within another 2 weeks.  All other items going into the reward packages will have already arrived well before the books as those are ready for immediate ordering.

While there is always the chance of unanticipated delayed I expect to start shipping reward packages middle to late July.  

Risks and challenges

If the campaign does not reach it's goal then you will not be charged! Kickstarter is an all or nothing crowdfunding platform so there is no risk to you if the campaign does not hit it's goal then no funds are collected.

That makes it so very important to us and this campaign if you would please share this with others you think might be interested. Whether that is on your social media or with friends and family.

There are always some risks when it comes to creating any product. However I have used Kickstarter several times now and have always delivered. This will also be the 4th book I have created and I can so with gusto that each just keeps getting better than the one before it.

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    ❤ Thank You ❤

    We appreciate whatever help you can give! Pabkins will shoot a little note and surprise vinyl sticker your way at the end of the campaign.

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    ❤ Sticker pack ❤

    Vinyl stickers included in this pack will be a random selection from the campaign stickers

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    ❤ Print Pack ❤

    ACEO prints are 2.5 x 3.5 inch, standard artist trading card size and are archival giclee prints on premium matte paper. Each pack of prints will contain a random selection of artists featured in AMONG THE TOADSTOOLS with individual artist names printed on the back.

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    ❤ Pin Lover ❤

    For the love of all things postal and pins, you need this little Happy Mail Dragon in your life.

    As a special thank you for backing this project Pabkins is throwing in a free random chibi pin from the designs pictured.

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    • Random Chibi Pin
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    ❤ Digital Book ❤

    Digital PDF of Among the Toadlstools (ATCitup Vol 2)

    - Digital tiers do not qualify for stretch goals. But you can switch to another tier anytime before the campaign ends!

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    • Among the Toadstools, Vol 2 - digital book
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    ❤ Digital Bundle, Vol 1 & 2 ❤

    Do you need both volumes? Then snag a copy of both digital books for a bundle price! There is no shipping fee as these rewards are delivered digitally!

    - Digital tiers do not qualify for stretch goals. But you can switch to another tier anytime before the campaign ends!

    Includes:
    • Goblins, Golems, Imps & Trolls, Vol 1 - digital book
    • Among the Toadstools, Vol 2 - digital book
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    ❤ The Book ❤

    A print copy of Among the Toadstools, ATC It Up with Friends - Volume 2
    ABOUT THE BOOK
    - 8 x 9 inch, perfect bound print book
    - Full color with at least 165 interior pages
    - Over 130 + artists from around the world
    - Over 560 illustrations inside!
    - This book matches volume 1 in size and format to pair beautifully on a shelf together!

    Includes:
    • Among the Toadstools, Vol 2 - print book
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • ACEO print
    • All unlocked stretch goals
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    ❤ International Special ❤

    For our friends across the water, Outside of the USA. We know the cost of shipping is very high. For that reason our marvelous community set aside funds specifically to help lower the costs of international shipping for packages going outside the USA. While we wish we could make this rate available for everyone there is only a limited number of this pledge available.

    If you would like one of the other tiers but would still like this special shipping rate, choose this tier and send a message.

    Includes:
    • Among the Toadstools, Vol 2 - print book
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • ACEO print
    • All unlocked stretch goals
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    ❤ Book Bundle, Vol 1 & 2 ❤

    Did you snag a copy of ATC It Up with Friends, Volume 1 - GOBLINS, GOLEMS, IMPS & TROLLS? Be sure you do, as current available supplies are limited!

    - One of the stickers will be the Stone Postal Golem from Volume 1.

    Includes:
    • Among the Toadstools, Vol 2 - print book
    • Goblins, Golems, Imps & Trolls, Vol 1 - print book
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • ACEO print
    • All unlocked stretch goals
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    ❤ Toadstool Hunter ❤

    You love the surprise of the hunt!
    In this Toadstool Hunter Tier you will receive everything noted below and the thrill of the hunt!

    The Collector's Highlights original art cards were made specifically for Among the Toadstools collector packages. These cards were made by a select set of artists that you can find listed in the campaign.

    1 original hand drawn card will come with this package. This Tier does not offer a choice of which card you receive. Each card will be randomly inserted. If you prefer to have a chance at one of your favorite artists please choose instead the extremely limited availability: Collector Highlight's Tier.

    Opportunity to purchase additional random original cards will be available during the fulfillment survey.

    Includes:
    • Among the Toadstools, Vol 2 - print book
    • Collector Highlights Original ACEO Card
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • ACEO print
    • Postcard print
    • All unlocked stretch goals
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    ❤ Collector Highlights ❤

    You must love the arts and originals as must as we do!
    In this special Collector Highlights Tier you will receive everything noted below.

    The Collector Highlights original cards were made specifically for Among the Toadstools collector packages by a select set of artists that you can find listed in the campaign.

    1 original hand drawn card will come with this package. It will be randomly inserted from your personal checklist of your favorite Highlight artists.

    There is a VERY limited quantity available of this tier.
    You will be asked to mark a checklist of at least 5 artists from the full list of Highlight artists and from that list of artists your card will be randomly inserted.

    A limited number of additional original cards will be available as add on during the fulfillment survey.

    Includes:
    • Among the Toadstools, Vol 2 - print book
    • Collector Highlights Original ACEO Card
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • ACEO print
    • Postcard print
    • All unlocked stretch goals
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Funding period

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