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A parody mash-up watercolor painting of Hello Kitty and René Magritte's "The Treachery of Images."
A parody mash-up watercolor painting of Hello Kitty and René Magritte's "The Treachery of Images."
A parody mash-up watercolor painting of Hello Kitty and René Magritte's "The Treachery of Images."
18 backers pledged $631 to help bring this project to life.

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The Treachery of Kitties

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On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, the world was shocked to learn that Hello Kitty is not a cat.

While we were as stunned as the next person, it also seemed strangely familiar to both myself and an artist friend of mine, Katie Hunerdosse, as we're both fans of Rene Magritte's famous painting "The Treachery of Images."

We thought it only appropriate to partner up and create a parody mash-up of the two, and in telling people about the finished product, we realized that we weren't the only ones who might enjoy it.  This Kickstarter project is to help make it possible to create prints and shirts of "The Treachery of Kitties," so they can be available to anyone who wants one.

What's in it for me?

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We DO has buttons!!!

See Update #8 and/or below!

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MASSIVE UPDATE #4!!!

We're offering Buttons, Radio Plays, Pendants, and Add-Ons now!  Click on through to check it all out, or check it out below!

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THE FREE STUFF:

All physical rewards will now come with a high-resolution digital copy of "The Treachery of Kitties" for all your background and wallpaper needs!  Additionally, all T-Shirt Rewards now come with a free button of "The Treachery of Kitties"!

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We're making 5x7 and 8x10 prints of "The Treachery of Kitties," which will be printed on 100 lbs. stock.

"The Treachery of Kitties" (frame not included)
"The Treachery of Kitties" (frame not included)

In addition to the prints, we're also making t-shirts of "The Treachery of Kitties"! 

Red Ladies and Uni-sex Mockups
Red Ladies and Uni-sex Mockups
White Ladies and Uni-sex Mockups
White Ladies and Uni-sex Mockups
Grey Ladies and Uni-sex Mockups
Grey Ladies and Uni-sex Mockups
Blue Ladies and Uni-sex Mockups
Blue Ladies and Uni-sex Mockups
Orange Ladies and Uni-sex Mockups
Orange Ladies and Uni-sex Mockups
Pink Ladies and Uni-sex Mockups
Pink Ladies and Uni-sex Mockups
Purple Ladies and Uni-sex Mockups
Purple Ladies and Uni-sex Mockups

These will be silk-screened on Gildan SoftStyle shirts (White is 100% cotton; Red, Pink, and Blue are a 90/10 cotton/polyester blend; the rest are a 35/65 cotton/polyester blend), using the same vendor we used when we created our shirts for Artful Daggers.  Both uni-sex and ladies varieties are offered, in a variety of sizes and colors. We'll ask for which style, size, and color you want in a survey after the project has been successfully funded.  Additionally, all shirts now come with a free button of "The Treachery of Kitties"!!!

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ORIGINAL REPRODUCTIONS

Katie is making a handful of original watercolor reproductions of "The Treachery of Kitties." These will be made out of the same watercolors and watercolor paper as the original. Get them while they last!

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BUTTONS 

"The Treachery of Kitties" Button Mock-Up
"The Treachery of Kitties" Button Mock-Up
The Actual Buttons!
The Actual Buttons!

We're offering 2-packs (one for you and one for a friend) of these 1.5" buttons for $5, and 5-packs for $10. Additionally, every Shirt reward will now come with a free button as well!

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RADIO PLAYS

Radio Play Comic
Radio Play Comic

At the $35 Reward tier, Sean is offering five hand-lettered, six-panel radio play comics based on whatever elements you want!  You can see an example above, or see it in action starting in Issue #10 of ARTFUL DAGGERS!  The radio art is by Andrew Losq.

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PENDANTS

Custom Pendant Commissions
Custom Pendant Commissions

Katie is offering five polymer clay pendants of "The Treachery of Kitties" (or a custom commission) at the $50 Reward tier.  Click on through to see more examples of pendants she's made in the past in her store.

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THE ORIGINAL "THE TREACHERY OF KITTIES"

As a special halfway-to-our-goal/one-week-to-go offering, Katie's putting up the original watercolor painting of "The Treachery of Kitties" as a reward!  Don't miss out on this piece of history!!!

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ADD-ONS

With so many rewards offered, we're making it easy for Add-Ons, since not every tier comes with everything you might want.

How do you add an Add-On?  Simply click the "Manage Your Pledge" button, then add in the amount of the Reward Tier you want to add.  For example, say you backed a Cloned Kitty, but want a shirt as well.  Simply add $25 to your Pledge, and once we're funded, we'll ask you for the details of the Add-On in a Survey.  It's that easy!  Here's a list of possible Add-Ons, for easy reference:

Button 2-pack: $5
5x7 Print: $10
8x10 Print: $15
T-Shirt: $25
Radio Play: $35
Pendant: $50
Watercolor Reproduction: $150

And as always, thank you for your help, and thanks for sharing!!!

So, Who Are You Guys?

Katie Hunerdosse is an artist who grew up in the Midwest and currently lives outside of Chicago. She earned her BFA in studio art from Luther College in 2008. She currently has dogs and makes art in any medium she can get her hands on.

Sean E. Williams is the New York Times best selling writer of Fairest: The Return of the Maharaja for Vertigo, The Vampire Diaries and Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman for DC Comics, Artful Daggers for Monkeybrain Comics and IDW Publishing, and more.

Risks and challenges

There are always risks associated with projects where goods are being manufactured. Fortunately, we have the original finished artwork in-hand, and are working with local vendors we've used successfully in the past for other, non-Kickstarter projects (such as ARTFUL DAGGERS (see above)). The biggest risk is delays based on the size of our final orders, once the project is successfully funded.

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    NOT A KITTY: For lovers of art and pop culture.

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    A TALE OF TWO KITTIES: Button 2-pack (one for you and one for your friend) of "The Treachery of Kitties."

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    HELLO TREACHERY: T-shirt of "The Treachery of Kitties."

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    A LITTER OF KITTIES: Five (5) 5x7 prints of "The Treachery of Kitties" for you and your friends.

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    RADIO KITTY: Sean will hand-letter a six-panel radio play comic, based on whatever elements you want.

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    THE BIGGEST TREACHERY: A t-shirt, a 5x7 print, and an 8x10 print of "The Treachery of Kitties."

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    POLYMER KITTY: Katie will make one of her signature polymer clay pendants of "The Treachery of Kitties" (or a custom commission).

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    TWO LITTERS OF KITTIES: Ten (10) 5x7 prints of "The Treachery of Kitties" for you and your friends.

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    CLONED KITTY: An original, watercolor reproduction of "The Treachery of Kitties," using the same watercolors and watercolor paper type as the original.

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    THE TREACHERY OF KITTIES: The one and only, original watercolor painting of "The Treachery of Kitties."

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