About this project
(Kickstarter UPDATE: Michael Lopez-Alegria, Commander of Expedition XIV aboard the International Space Station, is writing my foreword for my 50-page full-color comic book Unearthed Comics presents Earth, Moon and Friends - Author’s Picks).
Just in time for Earth Day 2017, I’m creating a celebratory Earth-Loving Rock Star collection featuring my Marilyn Earth, Moon and Sun characters to bring about more earth and science awareness. Contrary to some people’s beliefs, we actually NEED the Earth in order to survive (so weird, right?). In order to facilitate change, I believe that we need to bring about more earth science awareness. And what better way to increase awareness than to propagate the masses with science, and not-so-science, humor! Science in sight = science in mind, humor or not.
I’ve been creating science, environmental and earth-loving humor since 2012 on Unearthed Comics, getting my comics shared all over the web. I’m now asking for your help to take things to the next level by bringing about more science/earth awareness into things we use in our everyday lives. I’m doing so by creating my “Earth-Loving Rock Star” Kickstarter collection which, at different reward levels, includes:
- Unearthed Comics presents Earth, Moon and Friends - Author’s Picks, a premier 50-page full-color comic book featuring some of my most popular Earth, Moon and Friends astronomy, science, and not-so-science, comics - in both book and electronic PDF form. SPECIAL: Foreword by Michael Lopez-Alegria - Commander of Expedition XIV aboard the International Space Station.
- a blank, 150-page lined journal with motivational Marilyn Earth and Sun cover to inspire you every day to record your thoughts and help you shine your light on the universe
- a full-color 3” “Science Proves The World Goes ‘Round” decal
- a soft, comfortable “Science Proves The World Goes ‘Round” women’s or men’s tee shirt. Perfect for Earth Day or any other environmental/science awareness march
- Hand-assembled “Earth and Moon” earrings with french-lever backings, 20mm wide, featuring one Earth and one Moon. Each hand-assembled by me
- a handy “Science Proves The World Goes ‘Round” tote to carry the rest of your Earth-Loving Rock Star kit
Add to your rewards:
- Add a full color “Sciences PROVES the Earth Goes ‘Round” Tote Bag to any physical pledge level by adding $25
- Add a Men’s or Women’s “Science PROVES the Earth Goes ‘Round” Tee Shirt to any physical pledge level by adding $28 [please indicate size, color (blue or white) and if men's or women's].
Three exciting notes:
- The comics included are not intended to be scientifically-correct (since the Earth and Moon talk, etc.) but incorporate science and earth-awareness ideas.
- I worked hard to include some products that are either environmentally-friendly, made myself, and/or are printed and/or made in the USA.
- The comics included are rated PG- making this a great gift for students, children, teachers, and science-enthusiasts.
Become an Earth-Loving, Rock Star!
This is a VERY quick 10-day Kickstarter so I need your help NOW! Your assistance helps me to bring about earth and science awareness by bringing my Earth-Loving packages to life just in time for the upcoming Earth Day in the U.S. and the March for Science.
More humor = more awareness = more change. Thank you for helping me bring my project to life and to help me to continue to share my comics and science awareness with the world.
- Some comics that will be included are:
- Main Goal $2500 - Kickstarter will be a go! (We got this!)
- $3500 I will create 2 more Environmental and/or Science Awareness comics - subject decided by Kickstarter backers.
- $5000 - Bookmarks added to all physical reward tiers
- $7500 - Digital coloring book pages added to every reward tier
- $10,000 - Science temporary-tattoo added to all physical reward tiers
- $12,000 - A new Earth-Loving Rock Star decal will be added to all physical rewards
- $15,000 + ???
Thank you so much for your support!
About Unearthed Comics:
Unearthed Comics is a webcomic that updates several times a week, featuring science comics, parenting humor, business jokes, social media cartoons, relationship comics, environmental humor, self-help/personal growth comics, technology cartoons, and health humor. It is often curated by an anthropomorphic “Marilyn Earth” character and is doused in double entendres, word-play, and more. Unearthed Comics has been featured on Huffington Post, Forbes, Upworthy, Scientific American, The Environmentalist, Mashable, Hyperallergic, George Takei’s and Amy Poehler’s pages on Facebook, front page of Cheezburger, BoredPanda, the Daily Dot, and ASAPScience and IFLScience on Facebook.
About Sara Zimmerman, the Creator:
Sara Zimmerman is a cartoonist, artist, writer, climber, board-sport-athlete, mom, and business owner who started Unearthed Comics in 2012. Sara loves creating – whether it be drawing comics, painting, writing, or playing drums – expressing to the world that life is full of choices and it’s up to us to be empowered to take responsibility for our lives. Sara has a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she formally began her interest in earth systems. Since then, Sara has successfully ran her own boutique web and graphic design firm for over a decade as well as owned/operated the first women’s surf shop in Northern California. Sara has self-published two Unearthed Comics’ books, is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post and Upworthy, has been on CNN and NPR, and has had Unearthed Comics featured all over the internet. She lives with her husband and daughter in the beautiful Lake Tahoe area of California.
Risks and challenges
This is my second Kickstarter project; the first one was successfully funded and delivered in a similar, super quick fashion.
I have been creating and publishing comics since 2012, as well as providing graphic and web design services for over a decade. I have a lot of successful experience with all of the vendors I plan to use and have all of the intended comics and illustrations already created.
I work fast and so do my vendors! Though a quick turnaround, layout is underway and all items are in place for an intended US delivery date prior to Earth Day, April 22nd, 2017. Exciting! Worldwide delivery is planned for a similar date (as long as worldwide delivery companies adhere to their schedules).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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