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Help fund the printing of our groundbreaking (watch yourself, ground) instruction manual -- "How to Doodle" -- and receive UNBELIEVABLE goodies! Read more

New York, NY Art Books
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This project was successfully funded on December 22, 2009.

Help fund the printing of our groundbreaking (watch yourself, ground) instruction manual -- "How to Doodle" -- and receive UNBELIEVABLE goodies!

New York, NY Art Books
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For 27 years, we -- Thomas Watson and Andrew Cleary -- have cultivated our doodling skills. We've doodled everywhere and everyway, from clandestine scribbles in high-level strategy meetings to public doodles in art spaces. Five years ago, no longer content with doodling's neglected status as an art form, we embarked on an ambitious project to teach everyone the skills to doodle on their own, and to build a theoretical framework for the inclusive art of doodling.
Now this project is close to completion and we are set to print a run of our book: "How to Doodle." The book comes with over seventy pages of original doodles, all laying out tips, techniques, nonsense and examples to help you hone your doodling skills. ALSO, it offers a treatise on doodle theory, sure to reign as the most definitive, seminal contribution to doodle scholarship EVER -- about this we are fairly certain.
>> You can see some sample doodles here!
The doodles are complete,the text is set, the layout is ready to print, and the money ... is not in place. That's where we need you to help.
We're trying to raise $1,500, which will allow us to print up a few hundred copies of our book, in high quality, perfect bound and beautiful.
If you invest in the printing of this book, you will not only receive a pre-order discount (though you get that too), you also get a number of INCREDIBLE, we'll-probably-regret-promising-them goodies. Take a look at the options and take a look at our website and pick a contribution level. The more people who donate, the more we'll print, and the more time the world will spend doodling. But PLEASE BEAR IN MIND, all things have costs, and this will be time that COULD BE SPENT ON OTHER THINGS, such as wars, destruction, mayhem, etc.
Want to know more about us? We are a pair of writers, cutups and illustrators living in New York. We have been contributors to The Onion and have performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Recently our doodling was featured as an installation at The Gowanus Studio Space, a non-profit art space and gallery in Brooklyn, New York.
That's us in front of it in the picture at the top! You can view the whole giant doodle here.

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    Pledge $10 or more

    10 backers All gone!

    A copy of "How to Doodle," perfect bound and beautiful.

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    Pledge $15 or more

    11 backers

    A copy of "How to Doodle" -- perfect bound and beautiful -- signed by BOTH of us.

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    Pledge $20 or more

    36 backers

    A copy of "How to Doodle," PBAB, signed by both of us, AND doodled in by both of us (beyond the doodles that are already in there, we mean). ALSO! You get a SURPRISE BONUS: maybe another drawing, maybe a sticker, maybe a novel we think you should read, or something else, really.

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    Pledge $40 or more

    9 backers

    The book and accoutrement listed above, PLUS one original doodle on the theme of your choice. Let us know what you want us to doodle about, and it will be done--JUST FOR YOU. And we doodle for a WHILE.

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    Pledge $60 or more

    5 backers

    This is a really special one. The book and related fun listed above, PLUS one extra special bonus: a handmade birthday card. As it happens, the two of us are accomplished birthday card makers and our friends wait ALL YEAR for them. If you contribute at this level, we will be very happy to produce a birthday card for you--either from us to you, or from you to someone else, or WHAT HAVE YOU! Please understand you will be asked to fill out a NON-INVASIVE questionnaire to help us customize the card.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    6 backers

    The book and attendant silliness enumerated above, PLUS a screen printed page of your choice from the book. That's right: if you are so generous as to give at this level, we will give you the power to choose one page from the book to be produced as a limited edition run of hand-made (by us), archival-quality screenprints. You will get the lowest-numbered print available (number one, unless someone else has contributed and chosen the same page before you), signed and verified by us.

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    Pledge $10,000

    0 backers

    Oh. Are you a corporation? How'd you get so much money? Well, whatever: please consider giving at the $10,000 level, which will get you all of the above AS WELL AS product placement in future editions of the book, MAYBE.

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