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"The Real Story of Ruth the Tooth" is an adventurous children's book that is a special kind of 3D and comes with a read along record.
"The Real Story of Ruth the Tooth" is an adventurous children's book that is a special kind of 3D and comes with a read along record.
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"The Real Story of Ruth the Tooth" is a different kind of children's book. It is a 3D adventure with a read along record (and/or digital copy). It follows the plight of 3 of Rip VanWinkle's teeth as they try to evade a tooth fairy who is trying to collect them too early.

This book is not about flossing and brushing. It's not about sleeping for 20 years, and it's not about bowling, well kind of, but no. This book is about sticking together, and helping out the least of us, and teeth. Did you know teeth are not bones?

The hardbound book, the record, and the glasses come as a handsome package. The first run will be an edition of 1000 books and 500 records.

The timeline for this project is substantial. I've made my blueprints for the book including storyline, dialogue, initial page sketches and even finished illustrating a couple pages. The record production is going to be a big project in and of itself. It's a 7 inch 45rpm vinyl record, with the story, dialogue, sound effects, and a song or two. Just the time to manufacture the physical record will take 4 months minimum. Realistically I'm projecting the book and record will be finished in April 2017.

This project has a lot of moving parts, but I am in the capable hands of bookmakers and record producers that love their craft as much as I love mine. "The Real Story of Ruth the Tooth" needs to be told.

Risks and challenges

Producing the record:
This is my first endeavor into making a physical record but I have made music and recorded dialogue for the tens of shadow puppet shows I've performed over the years.

Illustrating the book:
Although I have not made a children's book before I have made a couple short run books of my art so I am familiar with page setup, margins and bleed.

Telling a compelling story:
"What are you doing making a children's book? Aren't you the 3D painter guy?" I can hear you now. Yes I am the 3D painter guy, but I am also a seasoned puppeteer (since 1999), and have been telling stories threw music, dialogue, and visual effects for a long time.

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    Hand drawn postcard

    Hand drawn Postcard with a tooth character. Great value!

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    Commemorative Tooth Brush

    Comes in one of a variety of colors. It will have a gold embossed message.

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    Tooth shaped enamel pin

    Enamel pin of Ruth the tooth. About 1 inch.

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    Coloring Book

    Coloring book with Ruth the tooth and a couple other unrelated characters. Soft cover.

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    Bandana

    100% cotton, hand silkscreened bandana. Measures 20 X 20 and comes in a verity of colors.

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    EARLY BIRD! 3D Book and Record

    32 page 8 X 10 3D "The Real Story of Ruth the Tooth" book and 7" record with story and song. Comes with digital download too. (Book signed upon request).

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    EARLY BIRD! 3D Book and Digital download

    32 page 8 X 10 3D "The Real Story of Ruth the Tooth" book and digital download with story and song. (Book signed upon request).

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    3D Book and Digital download

    32 page 8 X 10 3D "The Real Story of Ruth the Tooth" book and digital download with story and song. (Book signed upon request).

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    3D Book and Record

    32 page 8 X 10 3D "The Real Story of Ruth the Tooth" book and 7" record with story and song. Comes with digital download too. (Book signed upon request).

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    Ruth the Tooth T-shirt

    Unisex cotton t-shirt with Ruth the Tooth on it.

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    Book/ Record and Coloring Book

    Book/Record
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    3D Book, record and T-shirt

    descriptions above.

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    Baby Tooth

    One of 28 hand carved wooden baby teeth. It measures about 2.5 x 3.5 x 1.75 inches.

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    Wooden Tooth figure

    These teeth are hand carved and hand painted by myself. They are whittled out of Salvaged Douglas fir 2x4s. These are quite a deal and limited in quantity. It measures about 5 inches tall and 3.75 inches wide.

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    Ready for Bed Package

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    Toothbrush

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    Super Sparkle Package

    Book/Record, t-shirt, enamel pin, toothbrush.

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    Snack and Story Mab Graves Plate pack

    1 Sold Out Limited Edition Mab Graves "Bat Girl Bite" melamine dinner plate.

    Each plate comes in a special black leatherette gift/presentation box with a printed Certificate of Authenticity.

    Edition Size: 750
    Sold out in: September 2016
    Measurements: 10 inches round
    Material: Melamine
    Care: Dishwasher Safe. Do not Microwave.
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    Baby Tooth Pearly Book Package

    One of 28 hand carved wooden baby teeth. It measures about 2.5 x 3.5 x 1.75 inches.
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    Baby Tooth Pearly Book Package 2

    One of 28 hand carved wooden baby teeth. It measures about 2.5 x 3.5 x 1.75 inches.
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    Character Test Drawing and Book/Record

    These little paintings are what I did to test tooth character faces.They are painted on 5 x 6 inch pieces of sturdy paper. This is the same paper I have been using to illustrate the book on.
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    Wooden 45 Buddy and book/record

    Hand made and painted wood 45 record buddy. They are 7 inches across. The records are made from salvaged plywood and have rope arms and wooden beads for hands and feet. The package will also include a book/record.

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    3 Foot Custom Cutout Toothbrush & Book

    This 3 foot tall custom cutout toothbrush can come in any color you choose (except maybe clear, but we can talk), and I will put your name or a word of your choosing (space permitting). The delivery date is April but if you want the toothbrush earlier (Christmas gift?) tac on $5 for separate book shipping and let me know when I send out the surveys.
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    Felted Tooth & Base Collab w/ Mab Graves

    The worlds first ever Tripper and Mab collab! This Ruth the Tooth is a 2 inch natural wood fiber needlefelted art sculpture by Mab Graves with posable arms and hand painted acrylic eyes. She comes in a 3.5 inch glass display dome with an original hand painted base (not shown here yet!)
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    Singing Tooth, Tooth shaped boombox

    One of a kind. Tooth shaped boombox. Mono with Bluetooth and usb. About 20 inches tall and 16 inches wide. Also comes with a handful of other items.

    Includes:
    • T-shirt $25
    • Tooth shaped Enamel Pin $11
    • Commemorative Toothbrush $7
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