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The Orange Who Ruled The World

We aim to bring this story to life in a unique full-color book — illustrated by Charlotte Dumortier and written by Benjamin Rosenbaum.

The Orange Who Ruled The World

We aim to bring this story to life in a unique full-color book — illustrated by Charlotte Dumortier and written by Benjamin Rosenbaum.

$1,277
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55
backers
20days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 8 2019 3:26 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Introducing the next project from Mascot Press! On the heels of our successful Kickstarter launch of sci-fi graphic novel, The Pipers, we bring you another offering:

The Orange Who Ruled The World  is a short story by Benjamin Rosenbaum, and Charlotte Dumortier's lively and beautiful art is a perfect match! 

This unique collaboration continues the Mascot Press tradition of pairing thought-provoking fiction with lush, innovative art. 

We are raising funds to compensate both author and illustrator and to publish a 32-page, full-color, hardcover book. Please help us make this project come to life!

The tale begins...

An orange ruled the world. It was an unexpected thing, the temporary abdication of Heavenly Providence, entrusting the whole matter to a simple orange. The orange, in a grove in Florida, humbly accepted the honor. The other oranges, the birds, and the men on their tractors wept with joy; the tractors’ motors rumbled hymns of praise...

The Creators

Benjamin Rosenbaum is an American science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction writer, whose stories have been finalists for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award, the BSFA award, and the World Fantasy Award.

Charlotte Dumortier is an illustrator from Antwerp, Belgium. She brings her fresh sensibility to this brief tale, taking a break from supervising the Belgian Tekkenpudding Festival and the prolific creating of comics & editorial illustrations. 

The Press

Mascot is a small studio exploring story and art within multiple mediums. Our in-house press publishes books, graphic novels and other sequential works. We promote authentic and original voices — both from artist and author.  

Please visit us at mascot.studio

Also, we are a brother-sister team! We were born 18 months apart in Portland, Oregon to parents who self-published over 20 books — books are in our blood!   

Paul du Coudray is an artist, designer and filmmaker, living in Taos, New Mexico. Founder / Collaborator / Studio Mascot
instagram.com/paulducoudray
mascot.studio

Beth Haidle is an author, speaker, and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. Illustrated books include Before They Were Authors, I, Parrot, and The Girl Who Named Pluto. Art Director / Collaborator / Studio Mascot + Art & Editorial Director / Illustoria Mag
instagram.com/ehaidle
docucomix.com

Why Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is the perfect platform to fund the completion and printing of this book. We have a print broker lined up, a warehouse in Colorado ready for shipping & fulfillment — so why are we asking for money? We want to know how many books to print! 

Why Print?

Mascot publishes books as a way of creating 'artifacts' and some artifacts deserve to be held. We also recognize that making a book requires the consumption of resources; while we strive to make all printed works as tree-worthy as possible, we are additionally donating money for at least 1 tree to be planted per printed book.  

Affordability

We're offering an eBook for international supporters because shipping books outside of the U.S.A. is crazy expensive. We want to make this book accessible to anyone in the world. If for any reason you can't afford this book, you can direct message Paul on Instagram when the book is published and we’ll send you a link for free download. 

Risks and challenges

Similar risks and challenges to our previous project... the timeline for proofing and printing can be challenging to estimate in order to get things right (only now we know more about template glitches and color proofing, so things should run even smoother!)

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