"Out of the Woods" - The Upcoming Kickstarter!
Thank you SO MUCH for your support of Alice: Otherlands! Couldn't have made it happen without you. Your support and feedback were critical to the project's success.
Now... I'm launching a new Kickstarter mid-July, 2017! And I'd love to have you all along right from the start.
"Out of the Woods" is a collection of ten famous fairy tales twisted into a card game, book, and collection of art prints.
This time around I've selected Bluebeard, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, 3 Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood, Little Mermaid, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and Pied Piper. Some really incredible art and story is being developed as I write this post.
For the narrative theme, I’ve recently been thinking a lot about morality and behavioral development in a world less and less influenced by religion. While I myself am an atheist, I believe important life lessons must be passed to us by some method – religion, literature, and/or caregivers. This was the original purpose of fairy-tales – to scare children into acting morally and cautiously as they matured into adults.
Could a collection of classic fairy tales with a dark (re)-presentation serve to help parents convey life lessons, warnings, and common sense to their kids? Hell, I know a few adults, myself included, who could use a reminder of those lessons!
“Out of the Woods” contains a dual meaning in this context – one, that we’re never *really* out of the woods… in life, there’s always another Big Bad Wolf hiding along our paths. And that while we’re in the woods we must be prepared for the next wolf attack. Death is probably the only escape from the woods we’ll ever encounter – so best to be prepared for a life of tests and obstacles.
Will you join me in helping to shape the project and drive it to success? Let's go on a walk through the woods!
From Mysterious with Love,
-American (and Lulu says "Hi!")