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"2 Many Parakeets", a Raytoons children's book about getting along, sharing, and making new friends. Get the book for as low as $5!
"2 Many Parakeets", a Raytoons children's book about getting along, sharing, and making new friends.
"2 Many Parakeets", a Raytoons children's book about getting along, sharing, and making new friends.
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I HAVE REACHED MY PRIMARY GOAL! 

HOORAY! 

I AM GETTING MY COMICS PRINTED THROUGH PRINT NINJA!

NOW THAT I WILL BE DOING OFFSET PRINTING THROUGH PRINT NINJA, I CAN PRINT LARGE AMOUNTS OF BOOKS AT VERY LOW PRICES! BUT I HAVE TO PRINT IN LARGE BULKS (OFFSET PRINTING) TO DO SO.

MY NEXT GOAL...  

HOW MANY PRINTS THAT I DO THROUGH PRINT NINJA DEPENDS OF HOW MUCH MONEY I RECEIVE ON KICKSTARTER. MY NEXT GOAL IS 1,000 PRINTS.  

1,000 PRINTS IS $1,650.08.  

AND... IF I REACH $1,774.40, I WOULD DO 1,250 PRINTS. IF I REACH $1,875.02, I WOULD DO 1,5000 PRINTS, AND SO ON.  

CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT THE COSTS OF PRINTING A BOOK THROUGH PRINT NINJA IS.

IF REACH MY NEXT GOAL OF $1,650.08, I WILL *DOUBLE* THE REWARDS FOR ALL "2 MANY PARAKEET" PRINT REWARDS!

A new parakeet arrives into the family household...

And the other bird, named Rainbow, wants nothing to do with it.

Everywhere Rainbow hides the new bird seems to find him. 

I won't reveal the story. But, in the end, Rainbow realizes the foolishness of running and they become friends, enjoying each others company on top of a big wooden perch. 

Throughout the story, the themes of getting along, sharing, and making new friends come across loud and clear.

This is a goofy comic-book-styled children's story, starring two crazy, fun-loving parakeets. While these stories are fairly straightforward with touches of childlike humor throughout, it's the bright and colorful artwork that will attract youngsters' attention. The cartoon-style drawings set against soft-focus, almost impressionistic backgrounds keep Rainbow and his new bird friend at center stage, and their expressions at the end of each story are priceless.

About the Project  

The idea of writing this story was from my own pet parakeets which I had since I was a kid. Our family would let the birds out of their cage to explore the home. The curious birds would fly and and explore the many different areas of the home. 

 By backing 2 Many Parakeets, you're making a lot of great things happen...  

1. You are getting an original, beautifully illustrated children's book.  

 2. By showing your support for this book, you are paving the way for more children's book like this one. Support us AND there will be more!  

 3. And you helping make a dream come true for the people at Raytoons. We are people who absolutely love the picture book medium and want to see it reach its full potential.

Risks and challenges

We have successfully fulfilled Kickstarter campaigns before and are now fairly familiar with the process, including printing/shipping times.

For printing, we often use the very reliable services of PrintNinja and Ka-Blam Printing. So the only real risks if there are delays in shipping... Or if there is some kind illness or injury.

I have also been very careful to create reward tiers that offer items that I would not have difficulty producing... and I will ensure delivery goes as smoothly as possible. Everybody here at Raytoons takes our responsibilities seriously!

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    2 Many Parakeets Digital Book

    You get the actual digital eBook of 2 Many Parakeets! You get a high-quality, DRM-free PDF version of the 32-page book.

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    2 Many Parakeets Digital Book

    You get the actual digital eBook of 2 Many Parakeets! You get a high-quality, DRM-free PDF version of the 32-page book.

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    3"x5" Sketch Card & Digital Book

    You get the 2 Many Parakeets digital eBook PDF, plus a 3"x5" ARTIST SKETCH!

    Get a beautiful hand-drawn artist sketch by Quackup creator, Raymond Mullikin!

    (Plus possible stretch goals!)

    Includes:
    • 3"x5" ARTIST SKETCH
    • 2 Many Parakeets Children's Book PDF
    • Other Raytoons Promotional Stuff
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    2 Many Parakeets Print Book

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    2 Many Parakeets Print & Digital

    Then this is your opportunity to get the printed children's book of 2 Many Parakeets!

    (Plus the the actual digital book and possible stretch goals!)

    Includes:
    • 2 Many Parakeets Children's Book (Print Version)
    • 2 Many Parakeets Children's Book PDF
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    8"x11" ARTIST SKETCH & Digital eBook

    You get the 2 Many Parakeets digital eBook PDF, plus a 8"x11" ARTIST SKETCH!

    Get a beautiful hand-drawn artist sketch by Quackup creator, Raymond Mullikin!

    (Plus possible stretch goals!)

    Includes:
    • 8"x11" ARTIST SKETCH
    • 2 Many Parakeets Children's Book PDF
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    For Raytoons Comicbook Fan...

    For those interested in supporting me, but are not interested in my 2 Many Parakeets Childrens Book...

    You get to choose one of the following...
    * "Signed" Quackup #1 Print Comic
    * "Signed" Quackup #2 Print Comic
    * "Signed" Raytoons Cartoon Avenue Print Comic Magazine
    * My "Signed" World of Weralt TPB Graphic Novel (I created this when I was a kid in high-school.)

    (Plus possible stretch goals!)

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    For the Raytoons Gaming Fan...

    For those interested in supporting me, but are not interested in my 2 Many Parakeets Childrens Book...

    You get to all of the following...
    * 1-Player mini-deck test product (12 cards) of my Collectible Card Game
    * Quack Attack Game App (For Windows & Android)
    * Raytoons Adventure (For Windows & Android)

    The Quackup Collectible Card Game is something that I am still in the process of working on. The game is still in its early stages, but is still playable and fun.

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    2 Many Parakeets "SIGNED" Print

    You get an actual "Signed" print comic of the 2 Many Parakeets Children's Book!

    Signed book includes CERTIFICATE of AUTHENTICITY!

    (Plus, you get the digital copy and possible stretch goals!)

    Includes:
    • "SIGNED" 2 Many Parakeets Children's Book (Print Version)
    • 2 Many Parakeets Children's Book PDF
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    Raytoons Comicbook Fan (x2)

    For those interested in supporting me, but are not interested in my 2 Many Parakeets Childrens Book...

    You get to choose two of the following...
    * "Signed" Quackup #1 Print Comic
    * "Signed" Quackup #2 Print Comic
    * "Signed" Raytoons Cartoon Avenue Print Comic Magazine
    * My "Signed" World of Weralt TPB Graphic Novel (I created this when I was a kid in high-school.)
    * Digital Quackup Rewards (Quackup #1 & Quackup #2 & Game App for Window/Android)

    (Plus possible stretch goals!)

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    2x 2 Many Parakeets "SIGNED" Print

    You get *2* actual "Signed" print books of 2 Many Parakeets!

    Signed books include CERTIFICATE of AUTHENTICITY!

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    Raytoons Gaming Fan (x2)

    For those interested in supporting me, but are not interested in my 2 Many Parakeets Childrens Book...

    You get to all of the following...
    * 1-5 Player test product (36 cards) of my Collectible Card Game with dice, game pawns, and printed instructions.
    * Quack Attack Game App (For Windows & Android)
    * Raytoons Adventure (For Windows & Android)

    The Quackup Collectible Card Game is something that I am still in the process of working on. The game is still in its early stages, but is still playable and fun.

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    SUPER CHILDREN'S BOOK LOT SPECIAL!

    You get a print copy of 2 Many Parakeets with a Certificate of Authenticity! Get a beautiful signed, print copy of the 32 page book, delivered right to your door. What service!

    PLUS

    12 SURPRISE BOOKS FROM MY CHILDREN'S BOOK COLLECTION! A complete random, grab-bag of children's book fun from various publishers!

    You will get a lot per every $50 pledged.
    (Doesn't count shipping costs.)
    For example...
    If you pledge $100, you get 2 Parakeet Books & 25 random children's books.
    If you pledge $150, you get 3 Parakeet Books & 38 random children's books.
    If you pledge $200, you get 4 Parakeet Books & 50 random children's books.
    And so on...
    Also, the more you pledge here, the more likely I will throw in something extra (like a signed Raytoons book or a drawing).

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    RAYTOONS PRINT COLLECTION

    *Special Deal*

    You get the 2 Many Parkakeets Childrens Book

    PLUS

    * A Night of Dread, Under the Bed Children's Book
    * Quackup: Alternate Appearances Graphic Novel
    * All the original and alternate covers of Quackup #1 & #2 (6 comics)

    PLUS

    An 3"x5" ARTIST SKETCH! Get a beautiful hand-drawn artist sketch by Quackup creator, Raymond Mullikin!

    PLUS

    You'll get the 1-Player mini deck (14 cards) of my Quackup Collectible Card Game that I am still in the process of working on. Plus digital PDF instructions on how to play both the 1-player and multiplayer games. The instructions are still in its early stages, but the game is still playable and fun.

    (Plus possible stretch goals!)

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    RAYTOONS PRINT COLLECTION

    You get the 2 Many Parkakeets Childrens Book

    PLUS

    * A Night of Dread, Under the Bed Children's Book
    * Quackup: Alternate Appearances Graphic Novel
    * All the original and alternate covers of Quackup #1 & #2 (6 comics)

    PLUS

    An 3"x5" ARTIST SKETCH! Get a beautiful hand-drawn artist sketch by Quackup creator, Raymond Mullikin!

    PLUS

    You'll get the 1-Player mini deck (14 cards) of my Quackup Collectible Card Game that I am still in the process of working on. Plus digital PDF instructions on how to play both the 1-player and multiplayer games. The instructions are still in its early stages, but the game is still playable and fun.

    (Plus possible stretch goals!)

    Includes:
    • 2 Many Parakeets Children's Book (Print Version)
    • Quackup #1 Print (Alt Edition)
    • Quackup #2 Print
    • Quackup #2 Premium Print (Alt Edition)
    • A Night of Dread, Under the Bed (Children's Book)
    • Quackup Collectible Card Game Prototype (1-Player Deck)
    • Quackup: Alternate Appearances (Graphic Novel)
    • 3"x5" ARTIST SKETCH
    • Other Raytoons Promotional Stuff
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    Your FACE added to the Book Cover!

    WANT TO BE IN THE BOOK COVER?

    A cartoonized photo cut-out of you will be integrated onto the cover of 2 Many Parakeets, made into your own "PERSONALIZED EDITION".

    It will also be signed by Raymond Mullikin.
    This special personalized-edition book will be sent to you in both physical print and digital editions. You will get "2" beautiful print copies of the 32-page book, delivered right to your door. What service!
    (FREE shipping in the USA!)

    Plus, you will get the digital version of the 2 Many Parakeets Book with the original cover.

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    The Complete Digital Raytoons

    You get digital comics of Quackup Issues 1 through 12, Plus the Quackup Alternate Appearances Graphic Novel! The Complete "Legacy", "Darkling Hour", "The USC", "Yesterday's Monster", "The Trail", and "The Drought" storylines are all here!
    These are all high-quality, DRM-free PDF digital comics. (These are the standard comics, not alternate covers.)

    Issues 3 through 12 of the Quackup series are still in draft form (especially 5 through 12), containing text and graphic errors.

    And lets not forget the actual video game featuring the Quackup super hero! You will get both the Windows and Android apps (which you can side-load on your device). And I will throw in a mini "Flash" version of the game, which most devices can read.

    Plus, you will get a digital signature and personal message from Raymond Mullikin. He'll mention you or anyone else you might want it dedicated to by name.

    PLUS

    Other great Raytoons Books! (See Below)

    (Plus possible stretch goals!)

    Includes:
    • 2 Many Parakeets Children's Book PDF
    • Raytoons Cartoon Avenue 52page Comic Collection PDF
    • Quackup Alternate Appearances Graphic Novel PDF
    • World of Weralt Graphic Novel PDF (200+ Pages)
    • Quackup "Quack Attack" Game App
    • Digital Signature
    • Quackup #1-2 Digital Comics
    • Quackup #3-12 Digital Comics (Draft Versions)
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    The *ULTIMATE* Raytoons (Print&Digital)

    All the rewards from "The Complete Digital Raytoons" & "RAYTOONS PRINT COLLECTION"
    You get both the print and digital collections!

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