Hi, I'm Dave Kellett, and I'm making a hardcover collection of comics called ANATOMY OF AUTHORS! It's a series of goofy literature comics poking fun at all your favorite authors, and now it's time to collect them into a delightful hardcover!
"Anatomy of Authors" is a hilarious take on High School biology charts...but instead of pointing out where the "thorax" is, we're going to learn truly important things like:
- Why does every character name in a Dickens book sound like a weird Pokémon?
- Did Shakespeare coin new words by hanging out at the mall?
- How did Mark Twain master 1,000 jobs...but never master combing his dang hair?
These comics are 100% free to read on the site, so check 'em out! Or check out the samples below!
SAMPLE COMICS FROM THE BOOK:
- 104-PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK!
- PRINTED IN FULL COLOR!
- DIMENSIONS: 10 3/4” x 8 1/4” (273mm x 209mm)!
- WRAPPED IN A FANCY-SHMANCY CLOTH SPINE!
- YOU GUYS...IT'S GONNA LOOK SO NEAT!
* Cover design subject to small changes
Want to back the book? Here's a quick guide to rewards you'll get! (And to help, each level calls out the added reward from the previous level!)
In addition to the book, higher reward tiers will also be receiving awesome items such as...
Planning on backing at the THE CRITIC'S CHOICE or THE COMPLETIST levels, and would like a piece of SHELDON original comic art? You're welcome to claim *any* SHELDON original in the archives: Just look for comics that don't say "PURCHASED" underneath them in red text on the site. If you would like an ANATOMY OF AUTHORS strip, here is a handy-dandy spreadsheet!
We are making the book! Hooray! And now we're shooting to add these stretch goals to your book - at no extra cost to you!!
Remember Anatomy of Animals? The book turned out great and we intend to duplicate it's look and feel, but with a more literary feel.
We're planning to ship your book out in December using USPS. And, because we'll be shipping direct from the studio, each package will be getting a little smooch on its way out the door. EXTRA SMOOCHES FOR YOU, BASICALLY.
A NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS: We're charging *exactly what it costs us* to ship from the USA. So if you live in London or Sydney or Berlin, the shipping, alas, is what it is. But to help, we made a handy-dandy shipping chart to help your decision, BELOW. Sometimes, going up or down one tier can save you a bit, so it's worth comparing.
Dave Kellett is the cartoonist behind the webcomics SHELDON and DRIVE, the co-Director on the comics documentary, STRIPPED, and one of the voices behind the podcast COMICLAB. He's won the Silver Reuben Award for his comics, and twice been nominated for "Best Humor" for the Eisner Award.
He is currently 5'8" tall.
Risks and challenges
This is my 9th Kickstarter, and my 18th book, so I'm feeling confident about this project. But I do know that unexpected hiccups can pop up along the way. Should any problems or delays arise with the ANATOMY OF AUTHORS book, backers can expect to be kept well-informed with regular updates until the problem is fixed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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