Stretch goal announced!
If we can get to $12,000, Thea and Jillian have agreed to give us two more pages of illustrations and stories to include in the books. We can do it! Please share the campaign as much as possible, and 'like' the updates to help boost our visibility on Kickstarter. Thank you!
ZED Presents... Publishing brings you a new way to enjoy family coloring time together!
There's something about coloring pictures that's relaxing and inspiring. It goes right to the place in the back of our minds where the child in everyone lives, waiting to be let out to play and have fun. With the innovative We Time series of fine coloring books, there's no need to frustrate the younger colorists in your life - there's a separate, thematically matching book, just for them! You can choose the difficulty level that suits your skill and time commitment. The revolutionary "Twin Books", provide one version of the coloring book for adults, and one version for kids, or for someone who wants a less detailed illustration.
The first in this exciting new series is FAIRY TALES, with words by Jillian Venters and art by Thea Maia.
Jillian Venters* brings her unique voice in her re-imaginings of each tale, as told to a grown-up or younger colorist.
Thea Maia** is the amazingly talented artist who painstakingly created -- first the kids' version-- then elaborated on the tale for hours to finish the book for adults. Both have the story elements and a lot of fun for coloring with a more in depth approach to the stories for the adult.
The coloring book itself contains 48 black and white pages with a four color cover. There are 20 images within, and each exquisite FAIRY TALE is printed on its own page of thick, 100# opaque bright paper to ensure a smooth coloring experience and less chance of bleed-through, whether you are using colored pencils, crayons, gel pens or watercolor markers.
All of the pages are perforated for easy removal from the perfect bound book and suitable for framing. The 9"x11" book will be printed in the USA using vegetable-based inks.
Your Kickstarter pledge will allow us to print and distribute both of these unique books -- just in time for the winter holidays! So please, make a pledge, and help us bring some magic and color into the world -- yours, and kids!
*Jillian Venters is the mastermind behind the long-running Gothic Charm School advice website and the author of Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide For Goths And Those Who Love Them (HarperCollins 2009). Fascinated since childhood by all things dark, eccentric, and otherworldly, Jillian spends her days helping others avoid the pitfalls that can plague those who are strange and unusual while showing the world that "darkly elegant" does not equal evil or troubled. She lives with her husband Pete and her devilbunny Clovis in a non-Euclidean experimental bunker.
Jillian Venters is not a fictional character. Though a few fictional characters have been based on Jillian Venters.
**Thea Maia is a professional artist with both a Bachelor's of Fine Art and a Master's of Fine Art. She has been disabled since 2002 with migraine. She is the 4th out of 5 generations of women artists in her family - art is in her blood.
Risks and challenges
The book is already complete, and we have a local printer, so we can submit the files to be printed as soon as the funded campaign ends!
The only real risk would be lateness caused by unforeseen circumstances such as scheduling with the printer, or having to re-run the book to correct an error.
Also, any signed copies as rewards will depend on Thea and Jillian being able to sign the books!
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