Oh hey there!
Ralph Dobis, father of 3 and Zeke Anderson father of 2 here. Hope you're doin great. We sure are! It's been a record year for us and the rest of the dads over here on Cutspring Road, so we started gettin' together and writin' poems about all the beautiful things in our lives like Ralph's wife's Karen's fine cookin’, Jeb's new pool and Mitch's kid movin' out of the basement.
We've been writin' so much that, heck, we thought it might be a grand idea to publish these darn things in a book! So we set aside the money we made at the annual back-to-school block party but as it turns out, $53 just isn't enough to print a run of books. Guess Ralph's wife was right, for once!
So Ralph's daughter Samantha got us on this dang Internet over here and that's where we are now. We're askin' for a modest $850 to get a run of these things published. And heck, they come with pretty pictures our buddy Drew took of us with his brand new Kodak.
Anywho, thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a blessed day. Say hi to your dad for us!
- Ralph Dobis & Zeke Anderson
Imagine sittin' on your leather recliner, golf channel on, Karen's brewin' fresh Folgers, and in your hand is a handsome 75 page 8"x10" soft cover full-color coffee table masterpiece. You crack 'er open like an egg on a pan to discover it's chock-full of full-page photos of fine lookin' Dads paired with hilarious, heart-felt poems written by those very same Dads.
I'm not talkin' about Karen's goal of touchin' her toes by 2017- I'm talkin' if we make a certain amount of cash, everybody who donates benefits.
Now that's a stretch I don't mind doin' every mornin'.
- We're gettin' attention all over the Internet superhighway, take a look at some of the nice stuff being said about us.
- Daily Dot - "Meet the comedians who specialize in dad jokes and want to mail you a coffee table for their book"
- HelloGiggles - "These two comedians want to bring dad poems to your coffee table"
- Mashable - "Comedians write a book of essential 'Dad Poems'"
Risks and challenges
The risks here are few but tall.
The numbers we're dealing with are estimates from our printing company, Blurb. Hopefully they won't rip us off- I got a lemon from the Kia dealership and Lord knows I won't let that happen to me again.
Shipping costs might also present an issue- we're hoping to keep these as low as possible but realistically it depends on where ya live! We'll do everything we can to absorb these costs but we might have to pass some of that cost onto you-
Other than that I suppose it might take us a little bit of time to make sure the darn thing looks okay. We're hoping to have the books out by April, but things come up- Karen always seems to get pregnant in the Spring, and the annual John Deere expo pulls Zeke and I away for some time every March. But heck the more money we can raise, the easier it will be for our Designer + Photographer Drew to take the time to get 'er done.
I think the greatest risk of all is sharing our personal work with the world. But gosh darnit we're ready to do it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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