Hey, thanks for stopping by! We are so excited to bring this project to you. There's two of us in this; Lissy Marlin, artist and traveler, and me, Barbara Perez, editor and consultant.
Last year, Lissy went to 4 different countries between May and June. Now, we've put together an AMAZING collection of art inspired by these places. Along with this, there's also stories and commentary about her trip. Here's where YOU come in! You could get yourself a copy of this awesome book through this campaign.
The book is going to be approximately 150 pages of delightful, original art! It's split in sections covering the countries Lissy visited. From the canals of The Netherlands, the traditions in Germany, seeing art in France, and walking through Spain.
We will be printing 500 copies of the book and creating a pack of 5 postcards (80 packs available) from some of the art from the book.
UPDATE (7/10/2014): ALL PERKS $25+ WILL NOW INCLUDE AN 8 PIECE STICKER SET! BECAUSE EVERYONE LOVES STICKERS AND WE LOVE YOU FOR HELPING US!
UPDATE (8/1/2014): We will be printing another batch of postcards and after allocating some of the books have added 25 more slots to each of the 'Explorer' and 'Frequent Flyer' Perks.
Keep on reading, let's talk about the details!
As mentioned, the book will be approximately 150 pages long and here's the specs for it:
8x8 inches, perfect binding, and glossy cardstock cover.
The postcards will be printed on cardstock and have a glossy finish. They will feature art from the book and will be 5x7 inches. We will be printing 400 of these, which will make for a total of 80 5-packs.
Our priority is to bring YOU a quality product, in order to do that, we're going to have to meet our goal which will help us cover the following costs:
Printing Costs - We'll be working closely with the press to guarantee that the final product will not disappoint.
Shipping - Once the book is done, we want to make sure it makes it to you in a timely and successful matter.
Materials - Once the book is done, we want to make sure it makes it to you in a timely and successful matter. We're going to need envelopes and additional elements to ensure a safe delivery. A lot of the art in the book will be digital, HOWEVER, Lissy is making 10 traditional-styled pieces that will be featured in the book and making these will also require some additional resources. More details on these later on!
Other Expenses - Even though we are totally awesome, Lissy and I learned the hard way that money doesn't grow on trees. We tried. This project will take time and effort that we are more than glad to invest. Unfortunately, we are working long distance and these funds will help us greatly to cover costs of travel to each other once the more demanding parts of the project come around. Any leftover funds after that will help us bring other projects to light in the future!
We are not letting you go empty handed though! As we build up to meet our goal, these perks will make sure that you are satisfied with your investment:
Don't forget: ALL PERKS INCLUDE DOMESTIC SHIPPING WITHIN THE USA!
Lissy and I have known each other for a while, but this is our first adventure publishing something together. This would be the first of several projects we've got in mind. Seeing this campaign reach its goal would only add to our motivation to continue bringing our work to the world!
Here's some of our background:
Lissy attended The University of The Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She's a freelance illustrator and has interned at Applehead Factory. If you are not familiar with her work, you can check her website at www.lissymarlin.com
Barbara is an MFA candidate at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. She's a fiction writer and she's edited for Inkwell Magazine and The Manhattanville Review. You can check her stuff here: www.mustachebabs.com
We don't want this just to be special for us though, we want to include you! That's why we want this project to bring you little nuggets of our hard work through the perks we already mentioned! We seriously thank you for just reading this,
Like everything in life, there's always the possibility of risks. If any were to arise, we'll make sure to notify you immediately! As far as we can envision, these are the immediate things that could detour from a timely fulfillment of the project:
Delays, whether during printing or shipping.
- Life, we'll do our best to keep it from interfering but some things are out of our control.
And what if you can't help? That's fine! If you could share this, that would be great! Maybe you have a friend that's crazy about traveling? Send them our link! We'd love it if you could spread the word around the world!
Now you are done reading, but maybe we didn't cover something you'd like more details about? Not a problem! Please feel free to reach us and we will address any inquiries.