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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Things Could Be Worse Mugs

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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Lost your keys? Lost your job? Look at the bright side. At least you’re not plagued by pterodactyls, pursued by giant robots, or pestered by zombie poodles. Life is good!  The Things-Could-Be-Worse Mug is designed to remind you how lucky you are.  These porcelain mugs feature my drawing of a traditional blue-willow paradise discombobulated by more than a dozen calamities, perils, and pests. You’ll find…

  • hairy fiend
  • giant frog
  • pirates
  • cephalopod
  • unpleasant blob creature
  • voracious sea monster
  • UFOs
  • aggressive pterodactyls
  • rambunctious robots
  • zombie poodle
  • and other suspicious animals and shrubs.

What do you get? Sponsors of this Kickstarter project will receive sets of four identical mugs decorated with my multi-calamity drawing. These mugs are made and decorated by the award-winning Kristoff Porcelain workshop in Poland using the traditional in-glaze technique. The mugs are food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe so you can use them every day to remind you of all the problems you don’t have.


As of July 16th, this project has raised around $132,000 of their $25,000 goal. This project only has 15 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $48, you will get four Things Could Be Worse mugs.  For a pledge of $92, you will get eight Things Could Be Worse mugs!  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: