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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, February 22 2019 6:00 PM UTC +00:00.

£1,920
pledged of £3,000pledged of £3,000 goal
33
backers
40hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, February 22 2019 6:00 PM UTC +00:00.

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100 Dogs is a signed, numbered limited first edition of only 100 books.

Your dog, your faithful pal, will be immortalised inside with a whole page to themselves, creating a fun and fascinating record of 100 individual dogs.

What a wonderful way to immortalise your family pooch or to honour the memory of a lost friend and companion.

Any dog you know and wish to celebrate can be included for any reason - the more obscure, interesting or bizarre the reason the better!

What an amazing surprise gift it would be for a friend, relative or someone you love, or a wonderful keepsake memory of your close relationship with a canine friend.

This is so easy. You don't have to pay now, just pledge to pay after the KickStarter campaign is over and the target is reached.

I'm Shoo Rayner, a Bitish children's author and illustrator of of over 300 books. I will draw your chosen canine, in my individual cartoon, illustration style. 

You will also receive a signed, numbered copy of the book, with "name collar", poster, handwritten postcard of thanks and ebook editions, as well a signed copy of my new children's novel, Walker, the boy who can talk to dogs. It's the book that inspired this kickstarter.

You will also receive the signed original artwork to frame and keep - being a book illustrator, my artwork is rarely available to collect.

I have an award winning YouTube channel with over 200,000 subscribers, and I will video the drawing and creation of your artwork and post it online, as part of a 100 Dogs Video Series, naming you on the video as Associate Producer.

I like to make posters to go with my books. I thought it would be great to have a poster with lots of dog images on it, when my new book, Walker, is published. 

I didn't want to google up loads of dogs, so I thought, why not have real dogs? That's when this idea came about. - to create dog artwork for the Walker poster, with a story behind each dog on the poster, plus Stella, the heroine of the book.  A win-win for all concerned. 

 My plan is to work on the artwork through March and April, delivering the books in May and any ebooks earlier as they become ready. The bookshop edition, that will be available in stores and Amazon, will be published about three months later, allowing time for marketing, but I will send out special pre-publication editions in May as well. 

My first job, many years ago was in printing, so I've always loved the process of printing and making books.  I love making books and this idea seems so much fun. I will be doing lots of how to draw dogs at schools and literary festivals this year, so I also thought this would give me lots of practice!

  • The staring tier reward, is an eBook copy of 100 dogs in ePub, Mobi or PDF versions plus insights and background videos of the project

Rewards grow from here and include:

  • A handwritten Postcard of thanks plus previous rewards
  • The 100 Dogs poster plus previous rewards
  • Advance copy of the bookshop edition plus previous rewards
  • The Limited Edition 100 Dogs Book  -  including artwork, drawing video, copy of Walker and Walker poster plus first three rewards above

Extra copies of Walker and 100 Dogs Bookshop Edition can be added on when you make your pledge.

I'm a children's author and illustrator, having written and/or illustrated over 300 children's books for major publishers.

I also run two successful Youtube channels ShooRaynerDrawing (over 200,000 subscribers) and DrawStuffRealeasy (93,870 subscribers). 

I've successfully launched three book projects on Kickstarter, and published other books as an independent publisher, giving me tons of publishing and delivery experience.

Risks and challenges

I'm very confident that I can complete this project on time, as I have many years experience creating picture books and I have delivered similar projects on KickStarter before.
What if I don't get 100 backers? Simple, As long as I reach my Kickstarter funding target, I will still make the book, but there will be fewer dogs and pages in it - making it even more exclusive - so the risk becomes a benefit! In that case I will endeavour to add some extras to the Bookshop Edition to make up.

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    eBook, video insights and background

    A copy of the book in ePub, Mobi or PDF formats plus studio insights and background videos about the project letting you in on the creative experience.

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    A hand written 100 Dogs postcard to say thanks for your support. Plus a copy of the eBook, insights and background videos.

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    The 100 Dogs Poster

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    Advance Copy of the Bookshop Edition

    Get an early copy of the bookshop edition of the book, two months before it is available in book shops or Amazon, with exclusive "collar", poster, handwritten postcard and ebook and behind the scenes video updates.
    You can add extra copies of 100 Dogs Bookshop Edition, by adding £12 when you make your pledge for this reward

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    MAKE 100 Limited Edition Book

    This is the big one!

    I will draw a watercolour cartoon illustration of your dog, which will appear on its own page in the 100 Dogs Book together with your 160 word description of your dog's character, traits, favourite toys etc. The Watercolour illustration is yours to keep and frame.
    This edition will be limited to 100 copies only, which will be signed and numbered. The book will have a "collar" with your dog's name on.
    I will video the drawing of your dog and show it on my YouTube Channel, ShooRaynerDrawing, that has 200,000 subscribers and 30 million views. Your name will feature as "Associate Producer" on the video and the image will be shared on Social Media. Your name, or someone you choose, will appear on the inside covers Cherished Owner's page.
    You will also get the poster, handwritten postcard, ebook and behind the scenes video updates. You can add extra copies of Walker, or 100 Dogs Bookshop Edition, by adding £8 or £12 when you make your pledge for this reward

    Includes:
    • eBook & background videos
    • postcard
    • Poster
    • Make 100 Limited edition book
    • Illustration of your dog
    • Drawing video of your dog
    • Associate producer of Video
    • Your name on inside covers of 1st edition
    • Extra copy of Walker - add £8 to total when you make your pledge
    • Extra copy of 100 Dogs - add £12 when you make your pledge
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