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Skelekin has lost his scary! Find out if he gets it back in this super cute Halloween book! Complete with sculptural illustrations!
Skelekin has lost his scary! Find out if he gets it back in this super cute Halloween book! Complete with sculptural illustrations!
107 backers pledged $6,641 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to the Skelekin Kickstarter Page! 

 What is a Skelekin?! Let us show you!!!

Skelekin is the story of a skeleton who rises from the grave on Halloween night only to get a pumpkin stuck on his head. Now he will forever wander the earth as Skelekin! (insert super dramatic music). Skelekin finds out he is no longer scary and goes through a mid death crisis to find his scary again!

You may be asking yourself, how does one come up with such an amazing idea?! Well, the origin of Skelekin began with this... 

Let's set the scene...One dark and stormy...mid-afternoon, a child slowly walked through the living room toward the kitchen holding a most dreaded homework folder. Inside this folder? Not just regular homework, but a FAMILY HOMEWORK PROJECT! Gahhhhhh!!! Normally, such an occurrence is very frightening indeed, however this particular family homework project was about Halloween! And for this Halloween loving family...

We made the most of it! And the most of it got us an A for the 3rd grade family project and also sparked a small flame of creativity that grew into a bonfire of collaboration and imagination (marshmallows included).

I took the paragraph we wrote for the project and added a bit more. Dylan just so happens to be a sculptor, model maker, artist of all sorts, which was very convenient for me as I decided Skelekin was a 3D character. This is how our book became sculpturally illustrated! And to answer your question, yes we are still happily married! 

Dylan created characters and sets and made the whole world Skelekin lives in, and he did this all on a super small scale budget in a corner of our bedroom...

Making the characters...

Creating the world...

 Laying out the book...

As you can see, we have everything completed! Story done! Sets and characters done! Photos taken! Book layout?! Done!!! We just need your help to bring Skelekin's story to life...on paper...in book format! 

Sneak preview of what could be!

Still need a little more enticing? Can we pique your interest with some of these wicked awesome rewards?

Skelekin also loves being a tourist. He ends up in the best of places! Follow along and see all the things he loves to do:

Need more Skelekin info?! Visit our webpage here:

 And finally...

Thank you!! Thank you thank you thank you! We cannot express the amount of gratitude we have for each and every one of you! You all are amazing and we cannot wait to share our story with you!

         

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges all boil down to printing and shipping. We do have this super nifty icon from Print Ninja which tells us the experience they have with Kickstarter Projects. We plan on submitting our orders asap once we are funded!

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    Pledge $4 or more About $4

    Friend of Skelekin - stickers and tats

    Who doesn't like stickers and temporary tattoos? Jerks. By slapping down some green for this reward you'll receive two high quality 4" round stickers of Skelekin designed by Dylan AND two Skelekin temporary tattoos... impress your friends!

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    Includes:
    • 4" round Skelekin Sticker
    • Skelekin Temporary Tattoo
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    Skelekin Crew - pin and patch

    Don't get "stuck" without this limited edition enamel Skelekin pin AND show that 'Candy Crusader' cred with an embroidered Skelekin patch... Best rocked on your favorite denim jacket. PLUS you'll get a sticker and tat... whaaaaa?
    (Enamel pin approx. 1.75" & patch approx. 3")
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    *Note - Pin is small! Do not let children put in mouth, not just because it it small, because well...it's a pin.

    Includes:
    • Enamel Skelekin Pin
    • Embroidered Skelekin 'Candy Crusader' Patch
    • 4" round Skelekin Sticker
    • Skelekin Temporary Tattoo
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    Skelekin Book Club - The Book!!!

    Skelekin the book can be yours! Forged in the depths of several different domiciles, this AMAZING children's tale, scribed by Kathy Boyd and brought to life by Dylan Boyd, will awaken the Halloween ghoul deep inside you. PLUS you'll have a nifty sticker and tat to show off too! :)

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    Includes:
    • Skelekin the book!
    • 4" round Skelekin Sticker
    • Skelekin Temporary Tattoo
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    Double the Fun Skelekin - 2 books!

    Find yourself in the friendzone with this level! Walk around with 2 copies of Skelekin, one for you and one for a random person who will be your future friend! OR just share the Skelekin love with someone you already know!

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    • Skelekin the book!
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    Pledge $42 or more About $42

    Candy Crusader - Book, Pin & Patch

    Now you can show your true Skelekin fandom with this crazy reward package. Sit under your favorite gnarly old tree reading your copy of Skelekin whilst rockin' your pin and patch. Trust us, you'll attract quite the crowd! Who doesn't love watching a person read? Jerks...again. PLUS of course there's gonna be a sticker and tat in there too!

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    *Note - This also comes with that small pin! No mouth feels!

    Includes:
    • Skelekin the book!
    • Enamel Skelekin Pin
    • Embroidered Skelekin 'Candy Crusader' Patch
    • 4" round Skelekin Sticker
    • Skelekin Temporary Tattoo
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    Magnetic Buddy-Book, Magnet, Pin & Patch

    Attraction is everything and we bet you'll be attracted to this handcrafted by Dylan himself, Skelekin magnet! This resin cast rare earth magnet sticks to things...mostly metal things, but once you purchase it, the sky's the limit. You'll be reminded of your Skelekin love when digging through the fridge with this lil' baby on the door. Don't forget you'll also be reading your Skelekin book and figuring out where to stick that pin and patch... you're such a multitasker! PLUS did you know there'll be a sticker and tat? Who knew?
    (Magnet size approx. 2")

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    *Note - Again, warning, do not put magnet or pin in mouth. They could fit, just don't do it

    Includes:
    • Handcrafted Skelekin Magnet
    • Skelekin the book!
    • Enamel Skelekin Pin
    • Embroidered Skelekin 'Candy Crusader' Patch
    • 4" round Skelekin Sticker
    • Skelekin Temporary Tattoo
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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    Skelekin In Abundance!

    This is the "whole lotta" level... Got a comic shop or book store that'd like to see Skelekin's grin gracing the shelves? Then by all means click here...

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    Includes:
    • Skelekin the book!
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    Shadowbox o' Skelekin - Bust, book & all

    Illuminate your cold dead heart with this limited edition handcrafted Skelekin shadowbox bust! Dylan poured hours and pounds of silicone and resin to bring your this rare treat. Cast from the actual Skelekin in the book, this shadowbox bust will make you giggle with fear as you sheepishly press the candy shaped button, only to be struck with a sense of true awe as the face of Skelekin lights up before your eyes. It'll be the perfect backdrop for your Skelekin Book Club readings of your own copy of Skelekin! Watch as you see the jealousy in everyone's eyes as they gaze upon your handcrafted magnet, pin and patch. PLUS you'll have a sticker and tat to slap somewhere!
    (Shadowbox size approx. 7.5"x7.5"x4")

    United States Shipping Included!

    *Note - Pin and magnet...small items...possible choking hazard if put in mouth. Stop thinking about it! Also shadowbox comes with a button that looks like candy, it is not... do not eat or let your children gnaw on it.

    Includes:
    • Shadowbox Bust of Skelekin
    • Skelekin the book!
    • Handcrafted Skelekin Magnet
    • Enamel Skelekin Pin
    • Embroidered Skelekin 'Candy Crusader' Patch
    • 4" round Skelekin Sticker
    • Skelekin Temporary Tattoo
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- (30 days)