I like to write stuff. Silly stuff. To amuse myself, as well as anyone else who's paying attention. I've made hundreds of dozens of people giggle.
And now I've written a children's book anthology, featuring a bunch of crazy versions of familiar stories. I chose not to illustrate this book entire book myself. Instead, I asked a couple dozen of my closest acquaintances if they'd be interested in drawing some pictures for me. They said yes.
This book features fabulous illustrations by:
Scott Christian Sava
Jesse Smart Smiley
*(And a special thanks to Vincent EL, Ben Paddon, and Joe Heath, for lending their voices to the above video, and to Michelle Friesen, who played the Ukelele so expertly).
These artists are fantastic, and made the project so much more awesome looking than I ever imagined. I've never really collaborated with other artists before, and it is my considerable good fortune that my first time would turn out so gorgeously. This is the best thing I've ever created. I am so proud of this book I can't even stand it, and am so looking forward to sharing it with all you lovely people.
My wife and I were still in the early stages of dating when I started writing these stories, and now that the book is almost finished, we're expecting the birth of our first child! I spent the time it needed to do it right. And we're almost done! The book is 98% finished, you can help me get it the rest of the way! All we have left to do is print it!
I can't wait to read this book to my child for their bedtime story. Every single night. For the next fifty years. It's that awesome. I think so anyway, and I hope you will too.
Contribute to the kickstarter, preorder your copy of Fairy Tales I Just Made Up, maybe get some bonus swag, and help us complete this story!
If we make the $9,986 dollars we're asking for, we get to print the book, and mail it to everybody! Well, everybody who ordered one. I'd like to give a copy to everybody on earth, I really would, but I probably won't.
Risks and challenges
The biggest Risk is that we won't get the book out there. I paid all of my illustrators out of pocket, and the book is finished. I just want to share it with the world. All the money kicked in goes towards printing. I've printed and distributed books before, I know how to do it, and as long as I raise the money I'm hoping for, the project will continue without a hitch. Books take about a month to print, and once we've got them in hand, just gotta pop them in the mail to everybody who ordered one!
If we don't meet our goal, I'm still committed to getting the book out there, I promised a bunch of very nice people. It's just going to take way longer, and that would be disappointing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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