2/3 of the way through!
almost 5 years ago
– Tue, May 24, 2016 at 09:33:47 AM
Thank you all for your support! We're officially 2/3 of the way through the campaign, and things are moving faster and faster.
Two main updates:
First: I went to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference in Austin last weekend. I got to speak to authors, artists, agents, editors, and publishers from all over the country and learned a ton of incredibly useful information. It... was... awesome!!!
I also learned that this will probably be the only time I'll ever print the book myself. Subsequent editions will likely be edited, polished, and printed by a publisher, so I've begun to refer to this first edition as "The Director's Cut." That's what you'll get!
It'll include the full text from the original post, with an artist that I choose, hand-stamped with a mold of Benny's actual pawprint, with posters, tee shirts, screen printed art, etc. I can't wait to send them to you! Let your friends know they have 9 more days to order their limited edition, Director's Cut copies here!:
Second: I am officially launching a worldwide search for the perfect illustrator! If you know anyone, tell me, and tell them to contact me here on Kickstarter, or via Benny's Facebook page:
And once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Losing Benny was devastating, but connecting with all of you has made the whole experience profoundly meaningful to me. Your participation in this Kickstarter has literally given both of us a whole new job to do together, and even though I can't reach over and pet him anymore, we have a whole new life together, too. And you made it happen.
I will never forget that.