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A softcover sketchbook featuring a collection of whimsical, fantastical, quirky and peculiar drawings by artist Kiri Østergaard Leonard
A softcover sketchbook featuring a collection of whimsical, fantastical, quirky and peculiar drawings by artist Kiri Østergaard Leonard
223 backers pledged $12,645 to help bring this project to life.

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The Heretofore Undisclosed Sketchbook of Subject 1984

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Welcome, Agent. 

Do you believe in imagination? Whimsical, weird, delightful worlds, only limited by our own thoughts. Call it Fantasia, call it Neverland, the Otherworld, the list goes on, my fellow Magical Soul - you know where it is, you have always known. I know you have. 

Come with me, let's begin a wondrous adventure together. 

These recently uncovered pages are for the first time ever, yours to explore and with your help, others may explore them as well. 

Welcome to The Heretofore Undisclosed Sketchbook of Subject 1984.

What say you, agent? Will you accept this mission to release these previously undisclosed records into the world? 

Take hold of the thread and do not let go.

Let's begin.

This book is a compilation of many, many sketchbooks that I have filled throughout years. It will be a beautiful 6" x 9", soft cover (hopefully with french fold if the printer allows it), 100+ pages filled with weird, whimsical and quirky drawings and little notes. 

A thread runs throughout the pages, tying it all together and once you have hold of it, do not let go because this is only the beginning. 

The book will be printed in the US.

Animated GIF with Page Samples. Layouts may change for final version.
Animated GIF with Page Samples. Layouts may change for final version.
Photo of some of the many sketchbooks.
Photo of some of the many sketchbooks.

Timeline:

Nov 2018: Kickstarter start.

Dec 2018: Kickstarter end.

Jan 2019: Preparing the book for print.

Feb 2019: Book goes to print & digital rewards full filled.

Mar 2019: Receive book from printer. Quality check.

Apr 2019: Shipping rewards to YOU! 

$12,000 - Book Plate Sticker included with all books! (UNLOCKED)

$15,000 - Extra pages added to the book. (LOCKED)

$20,000 - Interior Paper Upgrade. (LOCKED)

$25,000 - Cover Treatment Upgrade (LOCKED)

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All shipping will be shipped with USPS.com

While packages usually arrive sooner, I allow the post office up to two weeks for Domestic delivery and up to 4-5 weeks for International deliveries before re-sending/refunding for non-delivery. 

Thank you for understanding. 

International Shipping: 

Some countries outside of the USA charge VAT tax or duties on incoming packages. International backers are responsible for any and all Customs Charges, Taxes and Additional Fees levied by their country.

In the event of lost orders in the mail (it unfortunately happens) I will offer to resend the reward once free of charge, or you may choose a refund instead. 

Please note that I can only reship an order once if it is lost. If the second parcel is lost, I will not be able to offer a refund. 

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The Creator
The Creator

With a flair for the quirky and whimsy, my artwork reflects an interest in nature, childhood, fairy tales, as well as an inherent fondness of Nordic myth and folklore. I enjoy working on projects that range from children’s illustration to fantasy art. 

I grew up in the small village of Boeslum in Denmark, Scandinavia, surrounded by beautiful nature and a wide variety of farmstead animals. While still living in Denmark I attended The Academy of Fine Arts in Aarhus, Denmark before continuing my studies at Pratt Institute in New York City. I now resides in Austin, Texas, where I thrive as a full-time illustrator and artist. 

I have worked with clients such as 3dTotal Publishing, Paizo, Llewellyn Worldwide, Privateer Press, Mayfair Games, Flame Tree Publishing, Spider Magazine for Children and more. My artwork has been featured by Infected by Art, ImagineFX and The ArtOrder among others and won awards both in China and in the US. 

I have successfully funded my calendar The Year of The Unicorn through Kickstarter in 2018.

See more of my work at KiriLeonard.com

 Connect with me on Social Media:

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Credits:

Music: Mysterious Grand Piano 1 by Jonas Elander from Epidemic Sounds.

Risks and challenges

All of the artwork is already done and a majority of the pages have been laid out, so I do not foresee any problems in getting the book sent to print in time.

I'm working with a great printer whom I have worked with before, I feel confident they will deliver a beautiful product. Hopefully this means there will be no problems with the printing but naturally, if it happens, I will work it out with them.

Shipping is the greatest challenge, I am shipping with USPS.com as they offer the more affordable rates and I have had good previous experience with them. Rewards will be handled in batches to minimize complications.

I will be sure to give frequent updates throughout the process, so you are kept informed and know where the project is at.

I have previously run a successful Kickstarter, so here is to hoping we can add another one to the list!

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    The Book

    An unsigned copy of The Heretofore Undisclosed Sketchbook of Subject 1984.

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    Includes:
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    • Kickstarter Exclusive: 6" x 9" Print Set
    • Digital Wallpaper
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    Signed Book

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    Collector's Edition

    For the true collector, this is the truly unique copy, each one will be a little different.

    A signed copy of The Heretofore Undisclosed Sketchbook of Subject 1984, that includes an original drawing inside the book and extra handwritten notes from my original sketchbooks.

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