STRIPTASTIC! is a coffee-table book of illustrations, interviews, and data collected from a survey I conducted with nearly 300 strippers from around the world. If you're looking for a redemption narrative about a woman who feels ashamed about her body and the choices she's made, you might not want to pledge this campaign. STRIPTASTIC! is a celebration of dope-ass cunts who like money. It's a full-color, 150-page educational (and certainly entertaining) journey through the days and nights of life as a stripper.
My last book, The Beaver Show, I printed using Amazon Createspace, which is great for the written word and print-on-demand. I used Kickstarter to finance the book tour which was an incredible and rewarding experience. With STRIPTASTIC!, I'm aiming higher: I want it to actually be striptastic, and that means full-colour, hard-cover, and oozing with the respect and notoriety all my stripper sisters deserve. Books like this have to be printed in runs of at least 1000, which means I need your help.
By backing this project, you're ensuring that STRIPTASTIC! gets made, and that you'll be the first people to receive it.
Any way you support the project, you're helping turn STRIPTASTIC! into a real, physical book.
$10 - e-copy of STRIPTASTIC!
$30 - STRIPTASTIC! in all its hardcover glory
$40 - Signed & Smooched copy of STRIPTASTIC!
$65 - Signed & Smooched copy of STRIPTASTIC! and a Kickstarter-exclusive tote:
$100 - Signed & Smooched copy of STRIPTASTIC!, an exclusive tote and signed print.
$200 - Uniquely doodled copy of STRIPTASTIC!, an exclusive tote and signed print.
$2000 - Baller Lessons in LAS VEGAS, baby! Unsure of strip club etiquette? Need some direction on how to be a baller without being a douche? I'll meet you and up to 10 friends in Las Vegas, and, with the help of Vegas queen Valerie Stunning, we will show you how to invest in the finest and raunchiest in Vegas entertainment in style. Each guest will receive a signed copy of STRIPTASTIC! and a tote bag. This is a great reward if you need some direction for your bff's upcoming bachelor/ette party ;)
*This reward does not include beverages, cover charges, or any other Vegas expenses like hotel rooms and dollar bills for making it rain.
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To make STRIPTASTIC! a real, physical thing I need $20,000. This covers printing, shipping, and enough time off from the pole to make it happen.
I'd like to add gilded pages and customized book-ends, so if I reach $30,000, I'll be adding that to make STRIPTASTIC! even more... striptastic.
It will be so incredible if I reach $35,000, at which point I'll be able to rent a shared studio to put all of this together. (Every illustration you've ever seen has been drawn from a coffee shop or my bed in our 200 sq. ft. apartment. Danielle will be eternally grateful if I am able to take my eraser-shavings elsewhere).
How you can help:
BACK THE PROJECT at whatever level you can. Every little bit helps!
TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Crowdfunding projects are about a bunch of rad people contributing modest amounts of money. Spread the striptastic gospel of happy sluts by sharing the project on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Risks and challenges
STRIPTASTIC! will be challenging as this is my first book of illustrations. I'm learning new software, so it's going to take a bit of extra time to get things looking right and ready. I've always just photographed my work, but now it's time to take it to the next level using programs like InDesign and Illustrator. Bring on the YouTube tutorials, I'm ready to learn!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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