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Worrisome Wilf is a little boy with a BIZARRE imagination. In his mind, the simplest things are transformed into impossible adventures!
140 backers pledged £5,721 to help bring this project to life.

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Can Wilf go to bed before the likes of a three-headed ninja, a tribe of lost aliens and an army of tiny robots disturb his sleep? After inventing increasingly preposterous scenarios, Wilf has no choice but to face his fears and happily face the realisation that ordinary life is no match for his mischievous mind!

Told in vivid verse and pictures, Worrisome Wilf's Beastly Bedtime is the first in a projected series of books for children aged 3-7 about a little boy whose bizarre, overactive mind can take him anywhere and invent anything!

We are Séan Baldwin and Martin Gordon and we've been friends for 20 years. During this time we've worked together on film projects, self-penned plays and concepts for books and graphic novels.

It’s been a long-term ambition of ours to develop a picture book for children. Now that we've recently become dads, we are all the more keen to realise this. We both get a great deal of joy seeing our kids relate to their favourite fictional characters, which takes us back to all the brilliant books that inspired us so much when we were young. It’s been enormous fun creating Wilf and devising thrilling and humorous ways to tell his stories!

We hope to raise the sum of £5,500 which covers the costs of a first print run of our children's book 'Worrisome Wilf's Beastly Bedtime'. This will reduce all overheads, maintain excellent quality and keep the cost of the book down. 'Beastly Bedtime' is fully designed and ready to be printed.

Book Specifications
Size: 250mm x 250mm
34 pages 500 Words
Full Colour Paperback
Cover: 300 gsm paper matt laminated
Inside pages: 157 gsm matt art paper

All Kickstarter backers pledging £6 or more will receive exclusive, limited-edition Wilf merchandise!

For £6 you are pre-ordering a copy of Worrisome Wilf's Beastly Bedtime! 


Higher sums pledged will gain further rewards:

  • digital download prints for t-shirts and toys
  • limited edition art prints of Wilf signed by the creators
  • a personal mention and thank you in the first print run of the book
Cubeecraft cut-out and assemble Wilf toy
Cubeecraft cut-out and assemble Wilf toy
Iron-on T-shirt prints
Iron-on T-shirt prints
Limited-edition art prints on rag paper
Limited-edition art prints on rag paper

Achieving our target amount will provide us with a strong platform to release further titles in the series and to expand the character into other media such as a planned animated cartoon project and smartphone app. As the stories deal with overcoming irrational fears, we believe Wilf is a character that children will fondly relate to.

We'd love you to enjoy this book with your children just as much as we wish to share it with our own.

Join us as we launch this exciting new character into the world!

Risks and challenges

The print-ready artwork of the book is all set to go. Once we reach our Kickstarter target we can prime our printers to start the presses!! This is always subject to what other jobs are already booked in, but this is unlikely to be anything more than a week. This contingency has been factored into our projected shipping date.

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    A first-run copy of 'WORRISOME WILF'S BEASTLY BEDTIME'

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    A first-run copy of 'WORRISOME WILF'S BEASTLY BEDTIME' signed by the authors; a limited-edition digital download of an iron-on Wilf print PLUS a limited-edition digital download cut and and assemble Cubeecraft™ Wilf paper toy.

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    All of the above plus ONE EXTRA copy of 'BEASTLY BEDTIME'; ONE EXTRA limited-edition art print of Wilf signed by the creators; and a PERSONAL mention and thank you in the first print run of the book.

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