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$9,572
pledged of $2,000pledged of $2,000 goal
165
backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 1 2019 7:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Into the Unknown...

What started as a simple answer to a "Tarot" drawing prompt took me into a year-and-a-half long journey into the Unknown.

Due to my love for this particular cartoon, I decided to see what the Rider-Waite tarot design for "The Devil" might look like filtered through this lens. Thus, I created the first card. 

The First Card I Made!
The First Card I Made!

My Instagram followers loved it so much, I tried my hand at a few more. And once I started thinking about the imagery in both the show and the Rider-Waite deck, I was consistently surprised at how well they overlapped. So I kept going and going and going to try and finish a full Major and Minor Arcana deck of 78 cards and designs.

Drawing on iconography from both the cartoon and the Rider-Waite deck, I've created individualized suits and pay tribute to the major players.

Major Arcana: Almost all of your favorite characters show up here--and maybe a few extras, too! 

Axes (Swords): These focus on the human inhabitants of the Unknown. 

Axes of the Unknown are acting as the traditional Swords suit
Axes of the Unknown are acting as the traditional Swords suit

Pentacles: This suite is full of your favorite pumpkin people of Pottsfield, and maybe a couple vegetable folks from the pilot, too!  

Wands: Pays tribute to all of the animals within the Unknown.

Cups: Shows off those that live outside of the Unknown.

It's here that I ask for your help to turn this deck into a reality.

What You'll Get

Depending on your support, you will receive everything from stickers and prints to enamel pins and full tarot decks. Of course, the key goal is to produce a full deck of the Tarot of the Unknown.

The baseline projection of the deck features:

  • 2.75" x 4.75" Standard-size, Full-Color Tarot Cards printed on 330 gsm-grade cardstock (300 gsm is the baseline standard for most decks of playing cards)
  • A unique card backing design for the deck

The CURRENT STRETCH GOALS HAVE BEEN HIT! All decks will now include the FOLLOWING!

  • A unique, magnetic box!
NOT FINAL ART!
NOT FINAL ART!
  • Cards will be printed on 400 gsm-grade cardstock.
  • The Deck will have GOLD EDGES! 
  • A KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE! - 12 - 20 page mini-guide / Creator Commentary booklet, with a forward by Chris Paradis! (Chris Paradis is an educator, filmmaker & visual artist known for his indy millennium tarot deck, The Rock & Roll Tarot (2 ed.). The R&R tarot features pixelated image macros, from the 1st 50 years of Rock & Roll, melded with stichomancy to summon a type of mysticism only song lyrics & the temple of the juke box can bring. Chris’s life & soul card are both card VI, The Lovers.)

CURRENT KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BONUSES!

  • EVERY Pledge gets a just-for-the-project weatherproof, vinyl sticker!
  • PLEDGES of $35 AND UP will receive a Kickstart-Exclusive enamel pin! (Design to be revealed at a later date. For Pledges $25 and under, you may opt to chose the exclusive pin for your choice--or buy one as an Add-on!)

You'll also have the opportunity to grab some other great Unknown merch:

  • A Four-Pack of Vinyl Stickers featuring some of the show's favorites! (These are approximately 3" each and are weatherproof!) 
Four Pack of Vinyl Stickers (Approx. 3" Each)
Four Pack of Vinyl Stickers (Approx. 3" Each)
  • Enamel Pins! Choose from FOUR options at a Kickstarter-discounted price!
You'll be able to choose ANY of these! And perhaps a fifth design, too!
You'll be able to choose ANY of these! And perhaps a fifth design, too!
  • A Six-Pack of Vinyl Stickers featuring designs straight from the Tarot set! (These are approximately 2.5" x 3.5" and are weatherproof!)
Six Pack of Tarot Stickers (Approx. 2.5" x 3.5" Each)
Six Pack of Tarot Stickers (Approx. 2.5" x 3.5" Each)
  • 5" x 7" Prints of YOUR CHOICE of Tarot designs
  • A 5.5" x 8.5", 100 page lined journal, featuring TWO design choices  
Both Journals are 100 pages total (Rock Facts contains 5 illustrations, 10 facts, and 90-lined pages; Tome is 100-lined pages)
Both Journals are 100 pages total (Rock Facts contains 5 illustrations, 10 facts, and 90-lined pages; Tome is 100-lined pages)
  • A white t-shirt printed with your choice of the Tarot designs: "The Greg," "The Wirt," "The Beast," or "The Enoch" 
One Possible Shirt Option
One Possible Shirt Option

If This Kickstarter Takes Off! (ALL STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED! THANK YOU!)

EVERYTHING IS UNLOCKED! Look for NEW GOALS SOON!
EVERYTHING IS UNLOCKED! Look for NEW GOALS SOON!

How the Funds Will Be Spent

All of the funds will be spent between Kickstarter fees, Shipping Costs, Taxes, and Manufacturing to make the best possible product. Any additional funds will buy some fun bonuses--like exclusives stickers or pins. Beyond that, funds will be paid out for the work involved in this process.

The Manufacturing Process / Timeline

I already have two different manufacturers lined up. So, depending on the project's success, I have two options to fulfill the decks in a timely manner. This is nothing new for me, as I have outsourced my designs to manufacturers for enamel pins, stickers, key chains,  shirts, and even books. While printing a deck of cards is new to me, finding and dealing with a quality manufacturer is not.

Currently, I have the following projected timeline; however, this could change due to printing / manufacturing / shipping issues.

  • Now - July 14 - Finish the remaining Minor Arcana 
  • June 30 - Kickstarter Ends
  • July 14 - Kickstarter Funds are Released / Manufacturing Begins
  • September 22 - October 20 - Manufacturing is Complete and Items are Shipped from Manufacturer
  • Once I have the Items in hand, One Week will be for Signing / Personalizing Items
  • Shipping Begins as soon as possible after Personalization

My goal is to have these available before Halloween, but it may take longer in the production process / shipping from the manufacturer. Unless something goes drastically wrong, they should be available well before December 2019.

Add - Ons!

For ANY Pledge You May Add-On the Following via Kickstarter or You Can Be Invoiced via PayPal After Your Surveys:

  • 4-Pack of Stickers $5 - Each
  • 6-Pack of Tarot Stickers $10 - Each
  • Enamel Pin - $6 Each (Your Choice)
  • Journal - $10 Each (Your Choice)

For Any Pledge of $35 and UP!

  • Additional, Unsigned Tarot Deck - $25 Each
  • Additional, SIGNED Tarot Deck - $35 Each
  • White T-Shirt of "The Greg," "The Wirt," "The Beast," or "The Enoch" - $15 (Your Choice)

THANK YOU! And if you'd like, please consider sharing this Project!

Here is an Instagram Image that can be shared!

Please feel free to share this image far and wide, with instructions on finding this Kickstarter!
Please feel free to share this image far and wide, with instructions on finding this Kickstarter!

Final Notes

This deck was designed as a parody of the source material.

For INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING, the fees charged will cover First-Class International Shipping and nothing more. Insurance will be optional, and all import fees, taxes, etc. that may be imposed by your town, county, country, etc. are your responsibility. The fee charged here ONLY covers the cost of shipping.

Risks and challenges

While I've worked with many manufacturers, new ones can cause new problems. This might mean some delays in the manufacturing process. However, I've already been working with / talking to the possible manufacturers and seem to be on a solid track in communications with them.

Along those lines, damaged product and / or misprints may take some time to fix.

Shipping is another area where things can go awry. While I've based this Kickstarter on a specific number of decks to be made, shipping could be drastically delayed if the success is beyond my expectations. It may change me getting the final products from a couple weeks to a couple months.

The other part of that is USPS shipping. Packages go missing or are damaged. To help remedy this, I will be shipping ALL Domestic Pledges that include Tarot decks Priority Mail, which should not only speed up the delivery, but it provides $50 of insurance that can be claimed if the package is lost. I will do my best to work with you to fix these shipping issues the best possible way, from replacing the lost items to filing a claim to sending a new package if additional postage is paid. International Pledges will be shipped via First-Class International Packages that have tracking. Insurance will be optional.

The last issue could simply be an act of God that takes me out of commission. This is something I'll be handling on my own, so if something catastrophic were to happen to me, then it may delay the process. I plan on being active in the community and posts, so you will have a sense of my presence.

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    You'll get BOTH the four-sticker and six-sticker sets, along with ONE enamel pin and TWO 5"x7" prints! The tarot stickers measure approximately 2.5" x 3.5" and are printed on weatherproof vinyl. The stickers feature "The Greg," "The Wirt," "The Beast," "The Woodsman," "The Enoch," and "Ja'Sun' Funderberger." The circle stickers are approximately 3" and also on weatherproof vinyl. You can choose ONE pin and any TWO tarot designs for your prints!

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    ALL THE THINGS!

    You get EVERYTHING listed above: BOTH the four and six sticker sets, your choice of ONE enamel pin, your choice of TWO 5" x 7" prints, and TWO full decks of the Tarot of the Unknown. These can both be signed, sealed, or one of each. Your choice! I will either sign the back of the box (if "tuck" box) or the inside / top of the lid (if two part box).

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    ALL THE THINGS! + A Journal + A Shirt!

    Along with your choice of ONE journal, you'll have your choice of ONE shirt featuring "The Greg," "The Wirt", "The Beast" or "The Enoch," direct-to-garment printed on a white, lightweight Anvil t-shirt. You also get EVERYTHING: BOTH the four and six sticker sets, your choice of ONE enamel pin, your choice of TWO 5" x 7" prints, and TWO full decks of the Tarot of the Unknown. These can both be signed, sealed, or one of each. Your choice! I will either sign the back of the box (if "tuck" box) or the inside / top of the lid (if two part box).

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    ALL THE THINGS! + A Journal!

    In addition to ALL THE THINGS!, you get your choice of ONE Journal- "Tome of the Unknown" or "Big Book O' Rock Facts." You get EVERYTHING: BOTH the four and six sticker sets, your choice of ONE enamel pin, your choice of TWO 5" x 7" prints, and TWO full decks of the Tarot of the Unknown. These can both be signed, sealed, or one of each. Your choice! I will either sign the back of the box (if "tuck" box) or the inside / top of the lid (if two part box).

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