Help make new Wild @ Heart shirts get made!
What is Wild @ Heart?
Back in 2011 I launched the first designs of my Wild @ Heart shirts in Grey Canine (Wolf or Dog) and White Feline (Tiger), and later, Brown Horse, Blue Dragon and Orange Fox. Each design features a pawprint heart logo on the front and a matching critter tail on the back.
I like the idea of having fun 'costumes' that are as simple to wear as putting on a comfy t-shirt, one that you can change depending on today's mood. Design are printed on Gildan Softstyle shirts and are available in sizes S-2XL, with Gildan Ultra Cotton shirts for sizes 3XL-5XL.
As production of screen-printed shirts is an expensive proposition, I have been running them in small batches of 25 shirts, but would frequently run out of sizes, and it is difficult to produce them for online sale.
My target for this Kickstarter is to be able to order a large enough batch from my screen printer that I can cover Anthrocon sales as well as give folks who do not attend conventions the opportunity to purchase shirts. I also introduced new colors for the original designs and would like to be able to reprint those as well. If there is enough support, I would like to launch brand new designs as well!
The first two designs to be reprinted will be the Grey Canine and Orange Fox. Target first available date will be around Anthrocon (early July 2015) but shirts may ship after the convention depending on how close to the convention they arrive from the printer.
My goal is to keep backer fulfillment as simple as possible, so the main rewards are solely for the shirts themselves.
$25 - Single Shirt Choose from active designs (currently Orange Fox, Grey Canine, and Blue Dragon). You can also contact me to find out which sizes/designs are available in backstock, but my existing inventory is very low at the moment. If stretch goals get close to being funded, they will be added to the rewards list and you can easily switch your pledge to one of them.
Shipping with insurance and tracking is $6 in the USA or $30 international
"Budget" shipping option available ($4 USA/$15 international). Please note that there is NO insurance or tracking available on the Budget options.
$275 - Custom Color Shirt
Want a green and yellow tiger? A blue and white fox? I have often gotten asked about getting custom colors on a shirt, and my shirt printer can accommodate one-off orders...but ONLY printed along with a normal run of shirts. You specify species, colors, shirt color, and shirt size. No alterations to art, please. Number and placement of colors must be the same or fewer than the original design due to screen printing processes (Most shirts only have 2-3 colors). Shipping with insurance and tracking is $6 in the USA or $30 international (no budget shipping on this one due to cost of production).
For any tier (including the custom color) if you would like to order more than one shirt, just add $25 to your pledge total for each additional shirt. The survey that will be issued at the end of the campaign will ask you for your choices of designs and sizes.
Stretch goals (updated 4/9)
Initial goal: Grey Canine and Orange Fox (in-progress)
$1000: FUNDED! Blue Dragon is the winner of the backer vote and is now unlocked!
$1500: Jam @ Heart! NEW DESIGN!! (Studio Cute x Miupix)
$2000: Vote for Silver Fox or Black Canine!
More to come!
If you don't see your favorite critter, comment and let me know! What kind of Wild @ Heart are you?
Risks and challenges
Production delays are entirely possible, but I have been working with my shirt company for many years producing the same shirts. In the event of some massive problem that causes them to be unable to fulfill the printing for this project, I have another shirt printing company who is local that has provided me with good price/schedule quotes and some very nice examples of printed shirts.
My previous Kickstarter (in collaboration with the artist Miu) is currently only awaiting the delivery of the boat shipment to start fulfilling orders!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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