FAQ: Yesterday Was Weird: The Death & Life of a Dog Named Benny.
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I backed the project, but it didn't ask for an address. What happens next?

When the campaign closes, you'll get a notice (woohoo!) and a questionnaire. In the questionnaire, I'll ask for your shipping address.

Last updated: May 20, 2016 09:31

My backer level includes a Super B Tee Shirt. How will you know what size I wear?

Just like the shipping address, this will be in the questionnaire. I will have two designs, the one you see in the campaign, and a second one that says, "the B team," like this: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10107162915481830&set=a.10101395350583120.3315022.7953848&type=3&theater

In the questionnaire, you can choose which design you'd prefer, and what size you want.

Last updated: May 20, 2016 09:42

Some say, "Full Color Illustrations" and others say, "Illustrations." Is there a difference?

No. All of the books will be full-color hardcovers. The only difference is whether they're signed, stamped with the pawprint, or both.

Last updated: May 20, 2016 09:42

What is the difference between a storybook and a picture book?

A storybook is like "The Little Prince," where the text carries the action, augmented by illustrations. A picture book is mostly images, with text added, like "Where the Wild Things Are." This will be a storybook, where we use both illustration and text design to amplify the story. When I say "text design," I mean like Shel Silverstein, where he actually lays the text out in shapes that interact with the illustrations.

Last updated: May 20, 2016 09:42

Who is going to illustrate it?

I am still searching. If you know anyone you think would be the perfect fit, please let me know, and tell them to send me a message here, or via Benny's facebook page http://facebook.com/benny.pointer

Last updated: May 20, 2016 09:42

I backed the project, but it didn't ask for an address. What happens next?

When the campaign closes, you'll get a notice (woohoo!) and a questionnaire. In the questionnaire, I'll ask for your shipping address.

My backer level includes a Super B Tee Shirt. How will you know what size I wear?

Just like the shipping address, this will be in the questionnaire. I will have three designs, the one you see in the campaign, a second one that is the cover of the book, and a third which says, "the B team," like this: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php In the questionnaire, you can choose which design you'd prefer, and what size you want.

Some say, "Full Color Illustrations" and others say, "Illustrations." Is there a difference?

No. All of the books will be full-color hardcovers. The only difference is whether they're signed, stamped with the pawprint, or both.

What is the difference between a storybook and a picture book?

A storybook is like "The Little Prince," where the text carries the action, augmented by illustrations. A picture book is mostly images, with text added, like "Where the Wild Things Are." This will be a storybook, where we use both illustration and text design to amplify the story. When I say "text design," I mean like Shel Silverstein, where he actually lays the text out in shapes that interact with the illustrations.

Who is going to illustrate it?

I did an illustrator search that took two months and found Lucas Silva, an artist from Brazil. You can see all of the other submissions, along with Lucas's character stury and some sketches of the book on Benny's facebook page http://facebook.com/benny.pointer

I thought the books would be delivered last August. What happened? I am a musician by trade, and sorely underestminated how long it would take to create a book. I had to learn new skills every step of the way, but I think it's all going to be worth it. In fact, if you have any questions about publishing books, just ask! I'd be happy to share what I now know!

Shipping Updates
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Current Estimated Shipping Date: April 2017

I hesitate to post hard dates for shiping, since I seem to be learning new lessons in publishing every day, but at this point... the illlustrator is working on the last 4 images, the layout team is cranking through all the details for getting it print-ready, and the posters and tee-shirts are ready to send to the printer already. So I *believe* we'll have everything in the mail by April. That said, please be patient as this is my first attempt at publishing a book.

Last Updated At: 01/27/17 | See Kickstarter Update
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